In this issue:

- Note: You Can Still Tune-Up on Government Affairs Compliance

- FPPC Goes After More Committees in Its "Dark Money" Case

- Down But Not Out: IRS Cites Political Activity in Denying Groups Tax-Exempt Status

- Outside Earned Income

- Business Owners as Candidates: Wrestling with Personal and Corporate Issues

- Limiting Lobbying: The DC Circuit says “not so fast.”

- First Order of Business for Governor McAuliffe: Limits on Gifts to Public Officials

- Upping the Contribution Limit on the Upper Peninsula (and elsewhere): Michigan Enacts Changes to its Campaign Finance Laws

- Upcoming Events

- Excerpt from Business Owners as Candidates: Wrestling with Personal and Corporate Issues:

When the owner of a business runs for public office, he or she has to be careful not to use the assets of the business for the campaign. In the past, this issue has come up when the business owner uses money from a business account, uses customer mailing lists, or business equipment in a campaign. Prepaying the company for services, renting lists at fair-market value, or taking an authorized distribution are some ways to avoid illegal corporate contributions.

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Topics:  Anti-Corruption, Bribery, Campaign Finance Reform, Compliance, Exempt Organizations, FPPC, Income Taxes, IRS, Lobbying, Political Candidates

Published In: General Business Updates, Criminal Law Updates, Elections & Politics Updates, Tax Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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