S.673 - A bill to allow certain newspapers to be treated as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 03/24/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/24/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3659) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.673 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/24/2009)
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt from income taxation a newspaper corporation or organization if: (1) it publishes on a regular basis a newspaper for general circulation; (2) its newspaper contains local, national, and international news stories of interest to the general public and the distribution of such newspaper is necessary or valuable in achieving an educational purpose; and (3) the preparation of the material contained in such newspaper follows a methodology generally accepted as educational.
Exempts the advertising income of a tax-exempt newspaper corporation or organization from taxation as unrelated business income and allows a charitable tax deduction for contributions to such newspaper corporation or organization.