Johnson Amendment

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There’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing hiding in the GOP tax bill

Buried deep in the back of the proposed 429-page tax bill (on page 427, to be precise) is a treacherous scheme to misuse houses of worship as tools for political campaigns that would further divide our country and harm faith communities. 

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Johnson Amendment, Tax Reform, Nonpartisanship
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House Tax Bill Gives Political Churches a Multi-Billion Dollar Payoff

Washington, DC - Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, which advocates on behalf of the work of charitable nonprofits nationwide, released the following statement on the House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

Posted In: Press Releases
Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, Campaign Finance, Nonpartisanship
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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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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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Nonprofits, Nation Cannot Afford This Proposed Tax Reform Plan

Washington, DC - Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, released the following statement in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax...

Posted In: Press Releases
Tags: Tax Reform, Nonpartisanship, Charitable Giving Incentives, Charitable Deduction, Johnson Amendment
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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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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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How Not to Let Politicians Exploit Nonprofit Issue Advocacy

YMCA members complained about being contacted for political purposes, and ...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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Nonprofits Fear Sting of Tax Reform

Lobbyists and Capitol Hill staffers have privately said for weeks that a full-fledged tax revamp is unlikely, indicating that lawmakers may end up settling for a mix of temporary rate cuts and permanent provisions.

Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship

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