Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Two separate questions. I personally don't believe the government should tax any non-profit.
But if it's deemed necessary to do so, it certainly shouldn't be based on some fluid government definition of community benefit. That's always in the eye of the beholder (and always subject to abuse) It would be better to tax all non-profits than it is to selectively subject some of them to some kind of political purity test.
You're either a for-profit, or you aren't. The rationale is really none of the government's business.
I agree, and since it's nearly impossible to distinguish how non-profits use their money, and to keep them from accepting money they use in political activity, I say tax them all.
Tax the NAACP.
Tax all churches.
Tax, tax, tax. They're already politically active, and everyone knows it. The box is already opened. Might as well get the money while we can.