Massachusetts

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Salvation Army makes urgent plea for donations

Nationally, nonprofits are concerned there may be a repeat of 2018, when individual giving dropped by $3 billion, largely because of the 2017 federal tax law that eliminated the charitable contribution tax deduction, mostly for middle-income...

Tags: Charitable Giving, Massachusetts
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Massachusetts income tax rate will drop to 5% on Jan. 1

Today, donations to charity are only deductible on federal, not state, income taxes.

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Workforce Woes Creating Crisis In State's Human Services, Advocates Tell Legislators

Michael Weekes, CEO of the Providers' Council, said many community service groups — which are often contracted almost entirely by the state for service but at a rate lower than directly employed state workers — have staff vacancies of 25 to 40...

Tags: Massachusetts, Human Services, Nonprofit Impact, Employment
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Mass. Nonprofits Unite To Counter Census Fears

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network estimates Massachusetts receives more than $16 billion in federal funding solely on the basis of census data.

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Jay Gonzalez Proposes $1B Higher Ed Tax To Fund Education, Transportation

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network on Tuesday declared its opposition to the tax. "It's a bad idea - for Massachusetts, and for everyone served by nonprofits in Massachusetts," Jim Klocke, CEO of the nonprofit network, said in a statement.

Tags: Massachusetts, Higher Education, Taxes
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Massachusetts Senate includes safe injection sites in opioid bill

"Many of these are low-paid positions that require significant education and training, and this program helps to recruit and retain these highly qualified people in our sector," said Michael Weekes, president and CEO of the Providers' Council,...

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Nonprofit groups grapple with tax changes

The implications for nonprofit groups could be drastic— the council estimates it could reduce nonprofit giving by $13 billion a year, according to its analysis of the tax plan.

Tags: Massachusetts, Tax Reform, Charitable Giving
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Facing uncertainty, charities use new tax law to push for donations

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network has estimated that donations to charities in the state could decline by hundreds of millions of dollars as fewer taxpayers itemize deductions in 2018.

Tags: Massachusetts, Charitable Giving, Tax Reform
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Ex-MLB pitcher Schilling collecting Harvey relief donations

Bob Ottenhoff, president and CEO of the Washington-based Center for Disaster Philanthropy, said in an interview Wednesday that it's natural for Schilling and other individuals to want "to be generous and be personally involved."

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Trump's tax plan would cut donations to Mass. nonprofits by $513M, says study

Massachusetts nonprofits could lose up to $513 million a year in donations if tax changes supported by President Donald Trump go into effect, according to a local trade group.

Tags: Massachusetts, Tax Reform

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