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Elections Blog
October 19, 2021

Can 501(c)(4) organizations make independent expenditures to support Missouri state and local candidates?

The question itself mixes apples and oranges and creates undue confusion. The term “501(c)(4)” is a tax-exempt designation provided by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under 21 USC §501. Missouri campaign finance laws (Article VIII of the Missouri Constitution and Chapter 130 of the Missouri statutes) make no reference to an entity’s IRS tax exempt status.