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Regulatory Solutions

The Bright Lines Project focuses on encouraging the IRS to modify its regulations regarding tax exempt political activity so that the rules are clearer.


The Bright Lines Project has many resources to help non-profits understand the tax code better and be prepared for new regulations.

With new guidelines, the IRS has a chance to clarify decades of uncertainty surrounding the rules that govern nonprofits.

LATEST NEWS: Voters on Both Sides of the Aisle Overwhelmingly Support Clearer Nonprofit Rules. More than 8 in 10 voters think it's important to have clear rules in place for nonprofit political activity. Click here to read the full results

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Click here to watch our poll release event at the Hudson Institute.

In the Press:

Chronicle of Philanthropy, Poll: Most Voters Back Tight Rules on Nonprofit Politicking, Chronicle of Philanthropy, (October 1, 2014),

Rachel Bade, Poll: Voters Back Clearer Nonprofit Political Rules, Politico Morning Tax, (September 30, 2014),

Leah McGrath Goodman, As Dark Money Floods US Elections, Regulators Turn a Blind Eye, Newsweek, (September 30, 2014),

Carl Hulse, Support Strong for Regulating Politics and Nonprofits, New York Times, (September 30, 2014),

Howard Gleckman, The Public Wants Clear Rules About Campaign Giving Through Tax-Exempts. Is it Possible?, Forbes, (September 30, 2014),