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IRS Regulations for Churches

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) grants non-profit status to churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious organizations.

These organizations are allowed to engage in political activities provided that they do so in a non-partisan manner.

Churches can invite candidates for office to address their congregation or sponsor a voter registration drive.

However, non-profit religious institutions cannot give financial or moral support to specific political candidates or recommend that the members of a congregation vote for a particular candidate or political party.

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