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Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-related Political Activities

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=IRS-2013-0038-0001

Provides summary, background, and explanation of provisions of proposed regulations dealing with political activity and promotion of social welfare by organizations seeking tax-exempt status.  From Regulations.gov

 

Treasury, IRS Issue Proposed Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Treasury,-IRS-Will-Issue-Proposed-Guidance-for-Tax-Exempt-Social-Welfare-Organizations

Press release from the Internal Revenue Service on proposed regulations which stipulate that the promotion of social welfare does not include “candidate-related political activity.”  Also seeks comments on what proportion of a 501(c )(4) organization’s activities must promote social welfare.  IRS officials were criticized earlier in the year for ordering closer tax scrutiny of organizations with words like “tea party” and “progressive” in their names. From the IRS

 

Project Tycho: Data for Health

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,History,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.tycho.pitt.edu/

 

Features a digital database of infectious-disease cases on a weekly basis from surveillance reports between 1888 and 2013.  One result: an assessment that the introduction of vaccines helped prevent 100 million cases of serious childhood diseases. Also available at the healthdata.gov website.   From the University of Pittsburgh and the Department of Health and Human Services

 

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report, United States, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/other/su6203.pdf

Describes how race, sex, socioeconomic status, and geographic location affect life expectancy and other key health outcomes.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

2012 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Statistics

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/hate-crime/2012

Provides information about the 5,000+ crimes in the U.S. during 2012 that were motivated by a bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation