George Gibbs Center for Economic Prosperity

Tallahassee Chamber Member Even⁠t⁠s — Deba⁠t⁠e Money, Pol⁠i⁠⁠t⁠⁠i⁠cs and ⁠t⁠he IRS: Wha⁠t⁠’s ⁠t⁠he Fu⁠t⁠ure of Your Char⁠i⁠⁠t⁠able G⁠i⁠v⁠i⁠ng?

By: The James Madison Institute / April 15, 2015

The James Madison Institute

George Gibbs Center for Economic Prosperity

April 15, 2015

Tallahassee Chamber Member Events Debate “Money, Politics and the IRS: What’s the Future of Your Charitable Giving?”
April 15, 2015 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The James Madison Institute will host a debate titled “Money, Politics and the IRS: What’s the Future of Your Charitable Giving?” on April 15 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Florida State Conference Center.Debate: “Money, Politics and the IRS: What’s the Future of Your Charitable Giving?”When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.Where: Augustus B. Turnbull III | Florida State Conference Center | 555 W. Pensacola St. Tallahassee, FL 32306FREE W/ RSVP: http://bit.ly/JMIDebateWho: Public Citizen vs The Heritage Foundation – Moderator: Mary Ellen Klas, capital bureau chief for the Miami Herald and co-bureau chief of the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee BureauWhat: Controversy abounds over the use of so-called “dark money” by certain nonprofits that under IRS Code can currently engage in lobbying and political activity, but do not have to disclose their donors. However, many have labeled nonprofit giving as Americans’ right to free speech, citing the importance of donors engaging privately with organizations that multiply their voices in the “public square.”Adding to the dispute, after facing a flood of newly-proposed nonprofit organizations filing to gain 501(c)(4) status under IRS Code, the IRS used conservative terms such as “tea party” and “patriot” to flag applicants for extra scrutiny.These revelations and more have heightened the public deliberation over this line in the sand: How should the government regulate nonprofits? We invite you to join The James Madison Institute as we host Public Citizen and The Heritage Foundation in a debate over the future of your charitable giving.Article: http://talchamber.com/event/debate-money-politics-and-the-irs-what%C2%B9s-the-future-of-your-charitable-giving/