• Is a not for profit organization permitted to engage in lobbying activities?
  • July 15, 2014 | Author: Rebecca M. Murphy
  • Law Firm: Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC - Providence Office
  • Lobbying provides an avenue through which charities can create change in communities and be a voice for the marginalized or disenfranchised in society. However, organizations exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) Section 501(c)(3) are expressly prohibited from intervening in a political campaign, and lobbying activities must remain within permissible limits in order to maintain their tax exempt status.