Council of Nonprofits in the News

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House passes measure blocking IRS from revoking churches' tax-exempt status over political activity

"It's now impossible for Congress and the White House to deny their objective: to politicize the trusted charitable nonprofit community by authorizing unlimited, unfettered and untraceable political money to flow through the nonprofit sector to...

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment
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UBIT Coalition Pushing for Delay on Fringe Benefits Provision

“The only thing that is clear about the new taxes on tax-exempt organizations is that no one understands them—not nonprofits, houses of worship, accountants, lawyers, or tax advisors,” said David L.

Tags: UBIT, Transportation Benefits, Tax Reform
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Johnson Amendment Proposal Sparks New Backlash

The new measure, if enacted, would set up potentially insurmountable roadblocks before the IRS could begin an investigation into a violation of the prohibition, said David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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IRS Dumps Schedule B For Associations, Others NPOs

“The great concern is the combination of an effort to prevent the IRS to make it harder to find who’s funding whom.

Tags: IRS, Reporting Requirements, Johnson Amendment
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House Provision Permitting Political Churches Moves Forward

The exception’s timeframe would do little to prevent groups from popping up as churches shortly prior to an election, engaging in political activity, and walking away scot free, according to Thompson.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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Local nonprofits face uncertainty in wake of new tax law

McCrary said he supports tax cuts, but he thinks the government shouldn’t offset them with provisions that impact historically tax-exempt organizations. The foundation leader said he is pleased about Conaway’s bill and what could come from it.

Tags: UBIT, Tax Reform
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New York funders gear up for 2020 census challenges

In a statement before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Tim Delaney, president of...

Tags: Census
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Trump tax provision on churches, other nonprofits catches locals off guard

Churches aren’t the only groups affected by the changes, though.

Tags: Alabama, Tax Reform, UBIT
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Nonprofits Divided On Future Of SCOTUS

Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, has argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and expressed disappointment in hearing of Kennedy’s retirement.

Tags: Supreme Court, SCOTUS
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Newly-Discovered Provision in GOP Tax Reform Law Slaps Tax on Church Parking

Many organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Goodwill Industries, the YMCA and the National Council of Nonprofits, are demanding the tax be delayed, arguing it is unfair to ask them to pay a levy they do not understand.

Tags: UBIT, Tax Reform

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