Council of Nonprofits in the News

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IRS issues guidance aimed at limiting impact of tax on nonprofits' parking expenses

David L. Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy of the National Council of Nonprofits, was critical of the IRS’s notice and said that it demonstrates that the tax on nonprofits’ expenses for transportation benefits needs to be repealed.

Tags: Tax Reform, Transportation Benefits, UBIT
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IRS gives tax guidance on parking expenses to nonprofits

Nonprofits were not overly impressed with the new guidance and are hoping for a full repeal of the provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Tags: Transportation Benefits, UBIT, Tax Reform
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'The invisible backbone of communities'

Besides meeting critical needs, local nonprofits soothe our souls with dance, music, theatrical productions, visual art and botanical gardens.

Tags: Kentucky, Nonprofit Impact
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Holiday season invites charity scams in Las Vegas

There is no data available on the number of fraudulent nonprofit organizations at work, but they’re likely to increase their activity around this time of the year, said Rick Cohen, chief communications officer for the...

Tags: Giving, Fraud
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Does crowdfunding skew liberal? ‘Times Up’ is the No. 1 GoFundMe campaign for 2018

“It’s primarily a matter of timing,” said David L. Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, the nation’s largest network of nonprofit organizations.

Tags: Crowdfunding, Nonprofit Nonpartisanship
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Churches, other nonprofits may get relief after Rep. Kevin Brady reverses course on new tax

"We're encouraged by the bipartisan recognition of the damage that a new 21 percent tax would have on nonprofits' ability to serve their communities," said David Thompson, vice president of public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Tax Reform, UBIT, Transportation Benefits
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Brady amends his tax package to help nonprofits

While Brady's bill may not ultimately become law, there has been bipartisan criticism of the tax on nonprofits' expenses for transportation benefits.

Tags: Tax Reform, UBIT, Transportation Benefits
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Fundraising office catching up on writing thank you notes to donors

Rick Cohen, the chief operating officer and chief communication of the network of nonprofits National Council of Nonprofits, said sending thank you notes after a year or more calls attention to the lateness of the appreciation.

Tags: Giving, Donor Engagement
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Nonprofits Ask Congress To Strengthen Charity Incentives

A group representing nonprofit organizations has asked the U.S.

Tags: Tax, Johnson Amendment
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Charities fear hit from Trump tax law during holidays

Nonprofits had urged lawmakers and the Trump administration to incorporate such a deduction into the tax-cut law as it was being drafted, and they are continuing to make the case for the idea.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Giving

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