Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities (REG-134417-13)

 
Docket ID: IRS-2013-0038
Agency: Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Treasury (TREAS)
Summary:
The proposed that provide guide to tax-exempt social welfare organizations on political activities related to candidates that will not be considered to promote social welfare.
RIN: 1545-BL81
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 26 CFR 501
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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      • You are trying to fix something that isn't broken. Keep your nose out of it !!!

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        IRS-2013-0038-2499
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      • I am steadfastly against the proposed regulations that directly violate the First Amendment of the Constitution which ensures the federal government shall not infringe on our...

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        02/26/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-96279
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • You may have noticed lately that the Tea Party and some partisan front men around Washington are waving the First Amendment like a bloody shirt. They claim that proposed changes to...

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        02/18/2014

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      • Back off your plans to violate our First Amendment Rights. Lawless Govt invites lawless citizens to battle tyranny. That's the reason the Founders included the Second Amendment.

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      • THE IRS WAS NOT CREATED TO POLICE THE FREE SPEECH OF THE PEOLE. THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF LEGISLATION BY REGULATION.

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        GLEN INSELMAN
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      • "I stand with the Center for Responsive Politics in its call for better data and more transparency for political nonprofits."

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      • My wife and I vote NO on these new proposed regulations. They would prevent these tax-exempt organizations from: 1. Mentioning a candidate up for re-election within 60 days of an...

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      • Blatant attempt to silence the citizenry of America. I don't like the progressive message, but they have a right to say it; identifying virtually only conservative organizations...

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      • stop being prejudiced against conservative groups that's not right

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      • Under these regulations, a liberal university or a Left-leaning media organization could sponsor a candidate forum without being subjected to any scrutiny at all. But a...

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      • These regulations must be rejected because they unfairly exempt labor unions, which flood our elections with more money than anyone else, and have an overwhelmingly liberal bias...

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      • Grassroots issue groups operating under Section 501(c)(4) are part of a long and celebrated tradition of freedom of association and speech that is central to American democracy...

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        02/26/2014

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      • Please, get politics out of the IRS. Let Congress make the rules to be enforced by the IRS. Thank you.

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        02/26/2014

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        Michael Sullivan
      • Please reject rules that target conservative non-profit groups. Let free speech rein!

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        02/02/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-3289
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        Doug Nordgren
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        02/27/2014

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        Shane Cory
      • I urge the IRS to reject proposed regulations found in REG-134417-13. It would restrict good citizenship by redefining all voter registration, non-partisan voter guides...

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        02/20/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-42073
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        Steven Sauke
      • This regulation is pure censorship and suppression of the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and cannot be tolerated! This is not Nazi Germany (at least not quite yet...

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        02/26/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-93246
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        Brian McClatchie
      • I am firmly against the new proposed regulations on 501c(4) organizations. These regulations would limit grassroots efforts to hold elected officials and candidates accountable to...

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        02/21/2014

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        A. Wayne Witt
      • As an American and a Christian I strongly object to the IRS proposing to invent rules and regulations to hamper conservative organizations like the AFA, Family Research Council...

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        02/26/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-101615
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        Johnnie Coe
      • The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion...

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        02/26/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-84005
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • The Supreme Court has already ruled that grassroots organizations can inform the general public about pending legislation without being regulated by the federal government. These...

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        02/26/2014

      • ID:
        IRS-2013-0038-93892
      • Organization:
        Faith and Freedom Coalition
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        John Harris
      • Congress is still investigating the IRS for targeting of Christian and conservative organizations. The Justice Department has said criminal prosecutions are possible. It has been...

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        02/24/2014

      • ID:
        IRS-2013-0038-69247
      • Organization:
        Faith and Freedom Coalition
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • I am strongly opposed to this attempt to stifle free speech by the IRS. This is another certified effort to violate the constitution-specifically the First Amendment. The IRS...

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        02/26/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-91308
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        John Rainney
      • I am firmly against the new proposed regulations on 501c(4) organizations. These regulations would limit grassroots efforts to hold elected officials and candidates accountable to...

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        02/21/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-51843
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        Michael Keith
      • IRS should onlybe used for collecting Taxes That congress authorizes. Not making regulations and bypassing congress.

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        02/25/2014

      • ID:
        IRS-2013-0038-76958
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        Fred Byers
      • The proposed regulations would prohibit some grassroots groups from even sponsoring voter registration drives. The U.S. already has one of the lowest voter participation rates in...

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        02/28/2014

      • ID:
        IRS-2013-0038-143448
      • Organization:
        Faith and Freedom Coalition
      • Submitter Name:
        Malcolm O'Dea
      • I am highly incensed that the IRS (service, remember?) has quietly announced restrictions on 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations; a new rule that would limit their involvement with...

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        02/28/2014

      • ID:
        IRS-2013-0038-139706
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • Grassroots issue groups operating under Section 501(c)(4) are part of a long and celebrated tradition of freedom of association and speech that is central to American democracy...

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        02/25/2014

      • ID:
        IRS-2013-0038-79617
      • Organization:
        Faith and Freedom Coalition
      • Submitter Name:
        william mcdonald
      • This is not rocket science. Madison, Adam Smith, Jefferson, all warned us about the dangers of factions and specifically money-driven corruption of our legislature. How can we call...

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        02/18/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-25959
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        Jeremy Neill
      • The proposed IRS rules are a direct attack on your freedom of speech. They will limit the ability of concerned citizens to contact their elected officials. They will make it harder...

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        02/02/2014

      • ID:
        IRS-2013-0038-2846
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • Abolish the IRS!

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        02/26/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-91322
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        Robert Solla
      • I am steadfastly against the proposed regulations that directly violate the First Amendment of the Constitution which ensures the Federal Government shall not infringe on our...

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        02/28/2014

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        IRS-2013-0038-136046
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • I am against the proposed regulations that violate the First Amendment of the Constitution which ensures the federal government shall not infringe on our Freedom of Speech. The...

      • Public Submission
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        02/26/2014

      • ID:
        IRS-2013-0038-84527
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Anonymous Anonymous
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