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Comments on Draft Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities

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Comments on Draft Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities

February 27, 2014

​Sent to the IRS on proposed rules related to political campaign activities of tax-exempt nonprofits. The comments note particular concern about the possibility that the IRS could extend proposed restrictions on campaign-related activities of so-called social welfare organizations under section 501(c)(4) to also include section 501(c)(3) organizations. 

Along with ACE, the groups endorsing the comments include:

  • ACPA - College Student Educators International 
  • Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 
  • American Association of Colleges for Teachers Education 
  • American Association of Community Colleges 
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities 
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium 
  • APPA 
  • Appalachian College Association 
  • Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities 
  • Association for Biblical Higher Education 
  • Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools 
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of American Medical Colleges 
  • Association of American Universities 
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of Community College Trustees 
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges 
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts 
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey 
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio 
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania 
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island 
  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design 
  • Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 
  • Association of Research Libraries 
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources 
  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York 
  • Conference for Mercy Higher Education 
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education 
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities 
  • Council of Graduate Schools 
  • Council of Independent Colleges 
  • Georgia Independent College Association 
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida 
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri 
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas 
  • Independent Colleges of Indiana 
  • Independent Colleges of Washington 
  • Independent Higher Education of Colorado 
  • Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 
  • Kansas Independent College Association 
  • Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association 
  • NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education 
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers 
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 
  • North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities 
  • The New American Colleges and Universities 
  • UNCF 
  • University Professional & Continuing Education Association 
  • Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 
  • Women’s College Coalition 
  • Yes We Must Coalition ​​

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