Johnson Amendment Changes

Posted on May 8, 2017 in State Registration

On May 4, 2017, during the National Day of Prayer event at the Rose Garden of the White House, United States President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that allows tax-exempt churches to more actively participate in politics. During his campaign, President Trump had repeatedly promised to scale back the force of the Johnson Amendment, which is a provision that came into law in 1954 and which prohibits all IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates.