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Please see page 5 in this publication which expresses IRS
's position this matter - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/eotopicf04.pdfPolitical Activity is Not Fraterna
l. Political activity is not considered a fraternal activity. But engaging in political activity does not, in and of itself, give rise to revocation of exemption. Therefore, a fraternal beneficiary
society, so long as it is primarily engaged in fraternal activities and the provision of benefits
to its members and their dependents
within the meaning of IRC 501(c)(8), may engage in some political activities, including intervention in political campaigns on behalf of, or in opposition to, candidates for public office, without jeopardizing its exempt
status. See GCM 34985 (Aug. 10, 1972). Nevertheless, the organization would be subject to tax
on its political expenditures
under IRC 527(f).
- IRC 501(c)(8) Fraternal Beneficiary Societies ARE NOT prohibited from hosting or supporting political events.
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