by Jac La Tour

With political candidates now campaigning in earnest and ballot propositions being developed, churches once again face the tension of whether or how to address political issues. In this context, Richard Hammar’s recent brief article titled “The Value of Tax-Exempt Status” in online is worth reading. 

Hammar, a leading specialist in legal and tax issues affecting churches, lists 13 consequences of churches that lose their tax-exempt status. Among them: “Donors no longer could deduct charitable contributions they make to the church.” 

How does your church work through questions of whether or how to become politically active?

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