Loeb & Loeb Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations partner Marcus Owens spoke to the Times-News to discuss the laws and restrictions in place when it comes to tax and lobbying matters for nonprofit organizations. In the article, he notes that it isn’t unusual or illegal for a nonprofit to engage in lobbying. The line they cannot cross is excessive lobbying — and the nonprofit itself decides on what standard that should be measured, he said.
The first standard is “no more than an insubstantial amount of the activity can be lobbying,” Owens said. The definition is somewhat subjective, perhaps 5% or 15% or somewhere in between, he noted.Click here to read the full article on the Times-News’ website.