Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Free speech and the pulpit

Yet, many organizations, religious or otherwise, fear what might happen to a political landscape free of the Johnson Amendment. Their concern is that a repeal will attract those aforementioned loophole-seekers.

Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment
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How the tax package could blur the separation of church and politics

For example, religious leaders currently can speak about abortion as long as they do not endorse candidates based on their views regarding the procedure. If the proposed tax code amendment becomes law, they would be free to do just that.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Tax Reform
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Blowing Up Democracy and Charities in One Fell Swoop

Even worse, say nonprofit-sector leaders, the bill would erode the public’s trust in charities, lumping them in with unpopular parties and candidates, and driving down contributions.

Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment
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Here's 3 reasons why you should oppose the current tax reform bills

If you care about the work of doing good in Pennsylvania, now is not the time to remain silent.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, Pennsylvania, Johnson Amendment
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Federal tax reform proposals could further pinch budgets of Delaware nonprofits

Just a few months after state budget cuts led to cutbacks at Delaware nonprofit agencies, more concerns are brewing as details of federal tax reform initiatives come to light.

Tags: Delaware, Tax Reform
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Tax bills could cut deep into Idaho nonprofits

In a statement Monday, the Idaho Nonprofit Center said both the House and Senate versions raise concerns. The group said more than 87 percent of Idaho's nonprofits will receive significant cuts in their funding.

Tags: Tax Reform
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Tax Legislation Advances as Nonprofits Send Message About Harm to Giving

Nonprofit leaders condemned a tax bill passed by the House on Thursday, saying it would open up nonprofits to partisan political spending and depress...

Tags: Tax Reform
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House Tax Bill Contains a Basket of Unwelcome Nonprofit Provisions

The promulgation of so many serious assaults on nonprofit exemptions, compensation, and independent governance has resulted in the national sector associations standing side-by-side in protest.

Tags: Tax Reform
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GOP tax bill is full of uncertainty: Who are real winners and losers?

One of the main criticisms surrounding the bill is how it will hit homeowners. If you own property and have mortgage obligations, you are currently only allowed to deduct interests on the first $1 million in home loans.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction
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Editorial: A boost for local nonprofits

A website post at the National Council of Nonprofits concurred, saying, “Representative...

Tags: Charitable Deduction, Tax Reform

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