Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Pence Attacks Johnson Amendment as House Panel Considers Changes

The National Council of Nonprofits protested in letters to appropriators that changes to the enforcement of the Johnson Amendment would open churches...

Tags: Johnson Amendment
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Tax reform leaves nonprofits with ‘tsunami’ of challenges

According to David Thompson, vice president of public policy at the Washington, D.C.-based National Council of Nonprofits, charity-minded organizations are not only facing the uncertainty of new federal tax changes that don’t have clear...

Tags: Tax Reform
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How to Break a Census

Both the addition of a citizenship question on the Census and exclusion of non-citizens from the population count run the risk of a severe undercount, more anti-discriminatory legislation, and less funding for programs based on population counts...

Tags: Census, Citizenship

Guidance on New UBIT and Exec Comp Changes Moving Forward

Some organizations also want to know whether passive investment activity “could be all one group,” Ramey said, adding, “We are looking at various things and we’re looking at various options.”

Tags: Tax Reform, UBIT, Fringe Benefits
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Nonprofits Seek Delay in New UBIT Rules’ Implementation

Nonprofit representatives have asked the IRS and Treasury to delay implementing new unrelated business income tax rules until after guidance is published.

Tags: UBIT, Tax Reform, IRS
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Legal experts: Greitens not entitled to charity donor list

"For large organizations, the donor list is something that's constantly cultivated and jealously protected," said David L. Thompson, an attorney who is vice president of public policy at the Washington-based National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Fundraising, Donors, Nonpartisanship
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Foundations Gear Up to Influence 2018 Elections

David Thompson, vice president for public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, noted that some states, like Minnesota, have a “universal deduction” that allows all taxpayers to deduct charitable giving from their state taxes regardless...

Tags: Federal Policy, Johnson Amendment
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Greitens scandal casts shadow on Mission Continues veterans charity

The charity now faces the worst-nightmare Catch-22 for nonprofits: Trying to remain out front and transparent while not adding to media hype that could harm donations.

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Nonprofit Group Says IRS Reform Bill Should Revoke Form 1023-EZ

The Taxpayer First Act should add a provision revoking Form 1023-EZ and require the IRS to replace it with a streamlined form that gathers the necessary information to ensure tax exemptions are only given to eligible organizations, the National...

Tags: 1023-EZ, Tax Exemption
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Advocating for Racial Equity: The Long Journey Continues

For multiple reasons, everyone in America needs to read the powerful op-ed that Tamara Copeland, President of the Washington [D.C.] Regional Association of Grantmakers, recently wrote in The Chronicle of Philanthropy: “...

Tags: Racial Equity, DI&E

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