Form 1023 Paperwork, In Millions of Hours, 1986 to 2016
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Political activity (support of, or opposition to, candidates for public office) is absolutely prohibited for 501(c)(3) organizations, and will lead to revocation of exempt status as well as penalty taxes. (Do not confuse political activity with lobbying, or legislative activity.)
Some examples of forbidden political activity:
In addition to revocation of 501(c)(3) status, the IRS can impose a 10% tax on the political expenditure, and require recovery of the political expenditure. A 100% tax can be imposed if the funds are not recovered. A 501(c)(3) that has had its exemption revoked because of political activity is prohibited by law from applying for 501(c)(4) status.
The non-partisan educational activities listed below are permitted, but be very careful. Do not engage in any of the listed activities without knowledgeable professional advice.