The Fiesta Bowl and Tax-Exempt Status

Summary

The Fiesta Bowl, a § 501(c)(3) organization is asking a number of politicians to repay the costs that were incurred by the Fiesta Bowl.

Commentary

The Fiesta Bowl, a § 501(c)(3) organization which has been under attack for providing improper benefits to politicians and authorities in Arizona, has written letters to a number of the politicians asking them to repay the costs that were incurred by the Fiesta Bowl. This is still just another chapter in the saga of football bowl games being set up as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. There is a state law in Arizona which prohibits politicians from taking these gratuities, and there is also the issue of a private benefit transaction that could jeopardize the tax-exempt status of the Bowl.

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