Federal tax law allows certain lobbying communications with a 501(c)(3) public charity’s members to be treated more favorably than communications with the general public. This fact sheet provides information on how to identify such communications and explains how to track and treat them. It is important to understand the basic lobbying rules and the differences between direct and grassroots lobbying before delving into the member communication rules discussed in this fact sheet.
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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.