The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has extended the deadline for comments on its proposed rules to secure an open Internet until midnight on Friday, July 18. As of this earlier this week, the FCC had received about 780,000 comments on the proposed rules, far more than any other rulemaking proceeding in recent history. The agency… Read more »

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson yesterday included in her mid-year report to Congress a recommendation for a clearer test for determining whether an organization seeking 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status is operating “primarily” for social welfare purposes. Social welfare organizations could elect to use the same numerical test used by 501(c)(3) groups, which is based solely on… Read more »