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CharityWatch's rating of Compassion & Choices includes the financial activities of the 501(c)3 public charity (Tax ID #84-1328829). Our rating does not include the financial activities of the related 501(c)4 nonprofit entity, Compassion & Choices Action Network, (Tax ID#84-1328830), which CharityWatch does not currently rate at this time.

CharityWatch does not include the financial activities of 501(c)4 organizations in our ratings of public charities, even when such organizations are included in a charity's consolidated audit, due to the different tax treatment of these groups. We do provide separate ratings for some 501(c)4 organizations. For more information on this topic, please see our sections on Types of Non-Profits, Tax Status, and Treatment of Related Organizations, which can be found on the Criteria & Methodology tab under the "About Us" navigation header.

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