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Minnesota nonprofits blast federal tax cut proposals

Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, Minnesota
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How the federal tax bill could affect Minnesotans

John Pratt, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, said increasing the standard deduction could cut in half the number of people who will itemize their tax returns.

Tags: Minnesota, Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, Johnson Amendment
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No thanks to sleight of hand in the tax bill, all nonprofits could engage in politics

Nonprofits and foundations didn’t ask for this change. It was something proposed by a very small number of religious leaders.

Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, Minnesota
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Minnesota nonprofits work to amend federal tax bill

Individuals can also choose to itemize their deductions, such as donations to nonprofits. But since the tax bill doubles the standard deduction, it is unlikely the total amount will result in less income tax than the standard. 

Tags: Minnesota, Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction
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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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Paulsen, Lewis tout GOP tax plan as good deal for Minnesota

Nan Madden, director of the Minnesota Budget Project, said she’s worried that adding to the deficit would eventually put pressure on lawmakers to cut Medicaid, a contentious provision of Republicans’ failed efforts to repeal and replace the...

Tags: Minnesota, Tax Reform
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This New Review Site Lets Nonprofits Give Feedback To Foundations

The platform itself is a nonprofit initiative supported by several well-known groups on both sides of these transactions, and a 16-person national leadership panel of more philanthropy experts.

Tags: Foundations, Funding, Minnesota, California
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New website lets nonprofits rate foundations that fund them

Now the nonprofits that apply for and receive much of that money are offering some anonymous feedback on those foundations through a new online rating tool called GrantAdvisor.org.

Tags: Philanthropy, Grants, Minnesota, California
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High-Profile Philanthropy Contests Take Hold, Raise Concerns

Jon Pratt, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, says the foundation "was looking for the flashiest idea, but there wasn’t any vetting. Did the people proposing the idea have the capabilities to carry it out?

Tags: Minnesota, Philanthropy
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A Taxing Question For St. Paul: How To Get Nonprofits To Pony Up?

Such talk did not go over well with Rinal Ray, an attorney and deputy public policy director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, which is based in St. Paul. Ray wrote an amicus brief in First Baptist Church vs. St.

Tags: Minnesota, PILOTs, Payments in Lieu of Taxes

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