A piece in Newsweek
is examining just how much money the US government is missing out on because of the shaky enforcement of the 501(c)(3) policy for tax-exempt organizations. The Secular Coalition for America estimates that the government could generate roughly $17 billion in additional income through stringent enforcement of 501(c)(3)'s policies. However, a study in our very own Free Inquiry magazine
by Ryan T. Cragun estimates that loss at more than $71 billion.