Fraternals Want Congress to Speak Up for IRC Section 501(c)(8)
September 11, 2019 by Allison Bell
The American Fraternal Alliance — a group for 59 not-for-profit fraternal benefit societies in the United States and Canada — is asking Congress to confirm that it supports the fraternals’ U.S. federal income tax exemption.
The alliance is working to line up votes in the House and Senate for two fraternal support resolutions, House Concurrent Resolution 27 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 9.
Both H. Con. Res. 27 and S. Con. Res. 9 would express congressional support for Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(8).
The alliance said last week, in a blog entry, that it will be “laser-focused on efforts to recruit cosponsors” for the resolutions from now through the end of the year.