122. Is WVOHOA a 501(c)(3) or a 501(c)(4)?

WVOHOA is a 501(c)(3). The IRS requires our status to be available to the public. Please review our Organization’s documents at: WVOHOA Documents

WVOHOA recognizes the subtle differences between the two IRS codes. WVOHOA’s primary activity is education by sharing information and increasing knowledge, not lobbying.

  1.  No organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying).  A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status.
  2. 501(c)(4) social welfare organization may further its exempt purposes through lobbying as its primary activity without jeopardizing its exempt status.

TIP: WVOHOA does not endorse legal counsel, businesses and we are not affiliated with any political parties.WVOHOA does not provide legal advice.

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