President Trump Signs “Johnson Amendment” Executive Order Limiting Treasury’s Actions Against Religious Organizations Engaged in Political Campaign Activities | The National Law Review

On May 4, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that directs the executive branch to limit its enforcement of the “Johnson Amendment.” As previously reported, the Johnson Amendment prohibits organizations that are exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code from engaging in political campaign activities

the Johnson Amendment was used to revoke the section 501(c)(3) status of the Association of the Bar of New York City for publishing nonpartisan ratings of candidates for elective judgeships. In Branch Ministries v. Commissioner, a church lost its Section 501(c)(3) status for placing anti-Bill Clinton ads in newspapers before the 1992 presidential election

Source: President Trump Signs “Johnson Amendment” Executive Order Limiting Treasury’s Actions Against Religious Organizations Engaged in Political Campaign Activities | The National Law Review

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