Ever wonder how much direct and grassroots lobbying your organization can do under Section 501(h)? Our friends at Harmon, Curran, Spielberg + Eisenberg LLP developed this Excel spreadsheet that helps you calculate your lobbying limit. Simply plug in your organization’s annual expenditures to the first column, and this spreadsheet will calculate your organization’s overall lobbying limit as well as your grassroots lobbying limit. Remember that your grassroots lobbying limit is included within the overall limit — the organization’s grassroots lobbying expenditures may not exceed one quarter of the organization’s overall lobbying limit.
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Posted by Ronnie Pawelko on March 13, 2017
Effective on January 1, 2017, the registration threshold for lobbying under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act has been increased from $12,500 to $13,000 to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. The registration threshold is updated every four years, with the next update in 2021.