The era of partisan nonprofits could soon be upon us

The era of partisan nonprofits could soon be upon us

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The National Council of Nonprofits has a detailed comparison of the House and Senate bills and their relevance to nonprofits. While both versions contain plans to reduce taxes for the rich, corporations and some members of the middle class, they differ significantly on one sticking point for nonprofits: the Johnson Amendment, the law that keeps nonprofits nonpartisan by preventing them from endorsing political candidates.

Trump has previously made clear his intention to eliminate the Johnson Amendment, encouraged by the religious right.

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Executive Director Anne Gingerich has publicly protested the proposed repeal, stating in one op-ed: “Nonprofits are tax-exempt for a reason — to do good in their local communities, to increase the quality of life and to ensure that no one is left behind. Tax reform matters — even to tax-exempt organizations.”

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