In addition to complying with the federal tax rules governing lobbying, nonprofits working in California need to keep state lobbying requirements in mind. California has a sunshine law designed to reveal who has influence on California politics, and that sunshine law may apply to your organization. An organization is required to register and report its California lobbying activities if it exceeds specific monetary thresholds, or if an employee(s) of an organization spends enough time communicating with certain state officials. This factsheet will help you understand more about the California Political Reform Act (CPRA) and how these rules differ from federal tax rules and certain local sunshine laws.
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Posted by Ronnie Pawelko on February 23, 2017
With the specter of budget cuts looming, many advocates in the 501(c)(3) world are looking for ways to save their programs and the jobs of the people who carry out the functions and mission of their organization.