ABAN Q & A

What is “A Better America Now”?

A Better America Now is a nonprofit corporation organized under 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

What is the mission of “A Better America Now”?

To contribute to the debate over different visions of America’s political and economic future; to educate voters on how these contrasting visions will shape our future; to help and support issues and candidates who hold fundamental pro-growth, pro free-enterprise philosophies; and to give citizens the proper information to help them hold lawmakers and office-seekers accountable.

What is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation?

Corporations organized under 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code operate exclusively for the promotion of social welfare and are exclusively engaged in educational, charitable, and recreational activities. Corporations organized under 501(c)(4) are permitted to support or oppose candidates provided that such activity is not their primary purpose and for so long as that participation is independent of candidate campaign committees.

What does it mean to be independent of candidate campaign committees?

All public communications paid for by “A Better America Now” must be independently developed and may not be discussed with or requested by candidates or their campaigns. Vendors, consultants, and employees working with “A Better America Now” may not serve in the same capacity to campaigns in which “A Better America Now” is independently participating. There should be an absolute firewall between the activities of candidate campaigns and “A Better America Now”.

Who can give to “A Better America Now”?

A Better America Now” is permitted to accept unlimited contributions from any individual or entity.

Do contributions to “A Better America Now” count against federal aggregate contribution limits proscribed by federal election law?

No.

Are contributions to “A Better America Now” tax deductible?

No. Contributions to “A Better America Now” are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

Are contributions to “A Better America Now” disclosed publicly?

No. “A Better America Now” is required to disclose individuals or entities contributing more than $5,000 in a year to the IRS on its Form 990. The IRS does not release 501(c)(4) contributor disclosures to the general public. “A Better America Now” will not publicly disclose donor information, and is not required to file donor information with the Federal Election Commission.

How can I contribute to “A Better America Now”?

Contributions can be sent to: A Better America Now
P.O. Box 16551
Jacksonville, FL 32245-6551