State Associations in the News

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Donations to Colorado charities fell flat last year and some are blaming Trump’s tax law

Nonprofits nationwide are bracing for what could be an even larger decline in 2018 because of changes that gave taxpayers a larger standard deduction for 2018 and made itemizing unnecessary for many.

Tags: Colorado, Charitable Giving, Tax Reform
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Starting next year, state income tax checkoff will feature write-in option, head of state association says

Next year’s tax season will bring a major fundraising opportunity for organizations such as charities, museums and youth groups, the head of the Colorado Nonprofit Association said Thursday in a visit to Pueblo.

Tags: Colorado, Charitable Giving
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Lawmakers pass tax cleanup bill late Wednesday night

The Kentucky Nonprofit Network released the following statement on the bill's passage.

Tags: Kentucky, Tax Reform, Sales Tax
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Giving Thought: Colorado nonprofits are an economic dynamo

The $20 billion of direct spending from the nonprofit sector represents about 5.6 percent of Colorado’s economy. In other words, the state’s nonprofits account for $56 of every $1,000 in economic activity.

Tags: Nonprofit Impact, Colorado
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A priest, a minister and a rabbi get free parking spots …. and the Trump tax law makes their congregations pay! We’re not joking.

The tax applies to things such as as free parking, employer-subsidized transit fares and even flexible spending accounts such as the pre-tax deductions for mass transportation expenses, said Linda Czipo, president and chief executive of the...

Tags: Transportation Tax, Transportation Benefits, Tax Reform, New Jersey
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A nonprofit sales tax has caused confusion and worse: Three new bills may help

“You know, when you open up the tax code, wonderful things can happen and awful things can happen,” said Danielle Clore, the CEO of Kentucky Nonprofit Network, whose organization supports all three bills.

Tags: Tax Reform, Sales Tax, Kentucky
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Not-for-Profit, For-the-Economy

According to Alaska Nonprofit Sector: Generating Economic Impact, the fourth iteration of the report and published in January 2018, 44,100 people were directly employed by nonprofit organizations in 2015—and counting indirect and induced...

Tags: Nonprofit Impact, Alaska
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Filling out your census costs you time. Not filling it out costs Michigan millions

The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) estimates the state draws one of the highest amounts of federal dollars from the national government in the country.

Tags: Michigan, Census
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Arizona nonprofits brace for federal tax changes

The standard deduction for a married couple almost doubled from $12,700 to $24,000. This means less people will be itemizing, opting to take the standard deduction instead.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Giving, Arizona
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21 percent federal tax on church, nonprofit parking spaces creating confusion in SC

David Thompson predicts that designated parking spots for pastors in Charleston, the so-called “Holy City,” may soon disappear as churches realize they can’t afford a new tax on employee parking. 

Tags: Tax Reform, Parking Tax, South Carolina, UBIT, Transportation Benefits

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