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IRS rules change seen as limiting free speech for nonprofit organizations
Washington Times ^ | 1/30/14 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 02/02/2014 4:40:26 AM PST by Libloather

**SNIP**

The changes, which the acting IRS commissioner rolled out during the Thanksgiving recess just before he was replaced, have largely flown under the radar while Congress has focused on investigating suspected abuses. In May, an audit from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration found the tax agency had been singling out for extra scrutiny tea party and conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.

The proposed rules would create a category of banned “candidate-related political activity” — including registration drives, voter guides and issue advocacy.

Under the current IRS rules, groups that sign up under the 501(c)(4) section of the tax code as “social welfare” organizations can take part in some political messaging, but that cannot be their primary activity. They do not have to reveal their major donors.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; nonprofit; rules; speech
The IRS makes rules. Be careful signing up for Husseincare.
1 posted on 02/02/2014 4:40:26 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Rules normally denote they are for all.

Under this Administration, Rules connote a “justice”
with a magnifying glass who separates out the DNC, blacks,
terrorists, illegals, and the politically connected
who are then handed their ‘get out of jail’ cards
and EXEMPTIONS.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 4:44:12 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Libloather

The irs needs to be destroyed and never to be heard from again.
It is a government tool to destroy people.
We are so far from the constitution, that action needs to be taken.
Real hope and change that would be.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 4:57:21 AM PST by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Post5203

When you don’t like the rules which don’t favor your side, change the rules. Kids do it all the time


4 posted on 02/02/2014 4:59:24 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Post5203

Well-stated

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. (AND SILENCE OUR CITIZENS)

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


5 posted on 02/02/2014 5:07:58 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Libloather

Limiting? No Stopping.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 5:14:38 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Libloather; All

United Socialists of America have taken over the United States of America.

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml?id=60031

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

http://www.usdebtclock.org

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

DEPOPULATE socialists/totalitarians from the body politic.

Some…here…

http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/caucus-members/

DEFUND/DISMANTLE their domestic collectives.

Some…here...

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml?id=60031


7 posted on 02/02/2014 5:18:54 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Libloather
The proposed rules would create a category of banned “candidate-related political activity” — including registration drives, voter guides and issue advocacy.

All of those rules violate the Constitution because the law that allowed them was forbidden by the 1st Amendment.

"Congress shall make no law . . . "

8 posted on 02/02/2014 5:48:09 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Libloather
I would like to ask a dumb question: why do activist groups need to register as not-for-profit under the IRS code anyway? If a few friends want to rent a billboard and post a message, can we not just go ahead regardless? Where is the taxable act?

Or is this the same as charitable orgs, where contributions are deductible? Can anyone enlighten me please?

9 posted on 02/02/2014 6:17:59 AM PST by Riflema
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To: Libloather

No doubt there will be more such “rules” in the coming three years.

The America-hating fascist Marxian in the White House won’t rest until the once-great United States is a lugubrious combination of all the worst aspects of outmoded Soviet thuggery and Africa-style third world corruption.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 6:44:49 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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