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 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.