I.R.C. § 4912(a) Tax On Organization
If an organization to which this section applies is not described in section 501(c)(3) for any taxable year by reason of making lobbying expenditures, there is hereby
imposed a tax on the lobbying expenditures of such organization for such taxable
year equal to 5 percent of the amount of such expenditures. The tax imposed by this
subsection shall be paid by the organization.
I.R.C. § 4912(b) On Management
If tax is imposed under subsection (a) on the lobbying expenditures of any organization,
there is hereby imposed on the agreement of any organization manager to the making
of any such expenditures, knowing that such expenditures are likely to result in
the organization not being described in section 501(c)(3), a tax equal to 5 percent of the amount of such
expenditures, unless such agreement is not willful and is due to
reasonable cause. The tax imposed by this subsection shall be paid by any manager
who agreed to the making of the expenditures.
I.R.C. § 4912(c) Organizations To Which Section Applies
I.R.C. § 4912(c)(1) In General
Except as provided in paragraph (2), this section shall apply to any organization
which was exempt (or was determined by the Secretary to be exempt) from taxation
under section 501(a) by reason of being an organization described in section 501(c)(3).
I.R.C. § 4912(d) Definitions
I.R.C. § 4912(d)(1) Lobbying Expenditures
The term “lobbying expenditure” means any amount paid or incurred by the organization
in carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.
I.R.C. § 4912(d)(2) Organization Manager
The term “organization manager” has the meaning given to such term by section 4955(f)(2).
I.R.C. § 4912(d)(3) Joint And Several Liability
If more than 1 person is liable under subsection (b), all such persons shall be
jointly and severally liable under such subsection.
(Added Pub. L. 100-203, title X, 10714(a), Dec. 22,
1987, 101 Stat. 1330-470.)
Section 10714(e) of Pub. L. 100-203 provided that:
“The amendments made by this section [enacting this section and amending sections
6501 and 7454 of this title] shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date
of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 22, 1987].”