Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Trump Tax Proposal Could Threaten Libraries

For library advocates, the everlasting battle for support on Capitol Hill has entered a new and dangerous phase with introduction of President Trump’s tax cut proposal this week.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, Libraries
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Minnesota nonprofits, foundations come out against House tax plan

The sweeping tax overhaul proposal in the U.S.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, Charitable Giving Incentives, Minnesota
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Winners and losers in the Republican tax bill

Nonprofits

The bill maintains the deduction for charitable contributions. However, the number of people who would claim the deduction would be reduced, since the measure also nearly doubles the standard deduction.

Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, Charitable Giving Incentives, Charitable Deduction, Nonpartisanship
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Winners and losers in the GOP tax plan

Charities. The National Council of Nonprofits warns that charitable deductions are likely to go down under this bill.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Giving Incentives, Charitable Deduction
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Proposed federal tax reform a double-edged sword for nonprofit sector

Tim Delaney of the National Council of Nonprofits, points to a broader, mostly overlooked issue — the significant decrease in overall revenues that...

Tags: Tax Reform
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Giving, Politicking, Endowments, and CEO Pay All Could Be Affected by Tax Measure

Tim Delaney, head of the National Council of Nonprofits, worries that all nonprofits could be covered by the loosening of the politicking rules.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Tax Reform, Nonpartisanship
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Churches Would Get More Leeway on Political Speech

Emily Peterson-Cassin of the Bright Lines Project, which urges clarity on what nonprofits can and cannot do in the political arena, said the terms “de minimis” and “ordinary course of business” give the IRS wide latitude on interpretation.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Tax Reform, Nonpartisanship
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Federal Tax Bill Targets Deductions, Endowments, Lobbying

“They did a number of things: some good, some bad, some god awful,” said David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of...

Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, Charitable Giving Incentives, Charitable Deduction, Nonpartisanship
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Republican Tax Proposal Gets Failing Grade From Higher-Ed Groups

Mr. Flahaven said that about 30 percent of tax filers are now able to itemize their charitable gifts to reduce their tax burdens.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, Charitable Giving Incentives
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Tax Bill Likely to Soften Rule Barring Politicking by Nonprofits

Most charities and religious leaders oppose scrapping the Johnson Amendment, according to multiple polls, saying it would plunge such organizations into partisan politics.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Tax Reform

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