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101 STAT. 1330-458
101 STAT. 1330-458
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

101 STAT. 1330-458


PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987

"(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, this section shall apply to any organization which is not described in section 170(c) and which— "(A) is described in subsection (c) (other than paragraph (1) thereof) or (d) of section 501 and exempt from taxation under section 501(a), "(B) is a political organization (as defined in section 527(e)), or "(C) was an organization described in subparagraph (A) or (B) at any time during the 5-year period ending on the date of the fundraising solicitation or is a successor to an organization so described at any time during such 5-year period. "(2) EXCEPTION FOR SMALL ORGANIZATIONS.— "(A) ANNUAL GROSS RECEIPTS DO NOT EXCEED

$100,000.— This section shall not apply to any organization the gross receipts of which in each taxable year are normally not more than $100,000.

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treat any group of 2 or more organizations as 1 organization for purposes of subparagraph (A) where necessary or appropriate to prevent the avoidance of this section through the use of multiple organizations. "(3) SPECIAL RULE FOR CERTAIN FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS.—

For purposes of paragraph (1), an organization described in section 170(c)(4) shall be treated as described in section 170(c) only with respect to solicitations for contributions or gifts which " are to be used exclusively for purposes referred to in section 170(c)(4). "(c) FUNDRAISING SOLICITATION.—For purposes of this section— "(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), the term 'fundraising solicitation' means any solicitation of con. u tributions or gifts which is made— •>'w "(A) in written or printed form,

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"(B) by television or radio, or "(C) by telephone. - ' "(2) EXCEPTION FOR CERTAIN LETTERS OR CALLS.—The term 'fundraising solicitation' shall not include any letter or telephone call if such letter or call is not part of a coordinated fundraising campaign soliciting more than 10 persons during the calendar year." (b) PENALTY.—Part I of subchapter B of chapter 68 (relating to assessable penalties) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: 26 USC 6710.




"(a) IMPOSITION OF PENALTY.—If there is a failure to meet the requirement of section 6113 with respect to a fundraising solicitation by (or on behalf of) an organization to which section 6113 applies, such organization shall pay a penalty of $1,000 for each day on which such a failure occurred. The maximum penalty imposed under this subsection on failures by any organization during any calendar year shall not exceed $10,000. "(b) REASONABLE CAUSE EXCEPTION.—No penalty shall be imposed under this section with respect to any failure if it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause.