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Describing exempt purpose in Part III, Form 990

How should a political organization describe its exempt purpose in Part III of Form 990?

The exempt purpose of a political organization is to engage in political campaign activity.  An organization may want to be more specific in describing its purpose.  For example, a candidate committee may describe its purpose as "To elect X to Congress" while an environmental PAC may describe its purpose as "To elect candidates who support environmental issues."

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