Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Schedule B Rules Eased For Associations, Others NPOs

“The great concern is the combination of an effort to prevent the IRS to make it harder to find who’s funding whom.

Tags: Johnson Amendment
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The unintended target of tax reform: Churches now face 21% penalty

“I’d say the churches have every right to be outraged,” said David L. Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits. “It’s an oxymoron. It’s horrendously unfair.”

Tags: Tax Reform, UBIT, Transportation Benefits
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Paulsen Floats Plan for Pretax Charitable Giving Accounts

The Paulsen bill demonstrates bipartisan recognition that the TCJA reduces tax incentives for charitable giving and that more incentives are needed, according to David L. Thompson of the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Charitable Giving, Tax Reform
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Lawmaker Presses Congress to Repeal EO Politics Ban

“It is refreshing to see our elected officials choosing to press pause on partisan bickering to pass an appropriations bill without a controversial and corrupting policy rider that would have politicized charitable nonprofits, houses of worship,...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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Charities Welcome Clarity of Substantiation Rules

“Overall, the final regulations don’t rock the boat at all,” Jennifer Chandler of the National Council of Nonprofits told Tax Notes.

Tags: Gift Substantiation, donations, Fundraising
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In Our View: Charitable, This Isn’t

Abolishing the Johnson Amendment would be problematic for several reasons.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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New tax levied in GOP overhaul draws laments from churches, other nonprofits

Others are likewise mystified by that aspect of the new provision, prompting the National Council of Nonprofits and many other groups to — so far unsuccessfully — implore the IRS for clarity or any other guidance on how to even begin calculating...

Tags: Tax Reform, UBIT, Transportation Benefits
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Bill to Repeal UBIT Rule Wins Support From Charity Groups

“The Walker bill recognizes the fallacy of taxing tax-exempts for the mistaken goal of creating ‘parity’ with for-profit businesses and reiterates the point that these new taxes on nonprofit transportation and other benefits are inappropriate and...

Tags: UBIT, Tax Reform
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House votes to prevent IRS from punishing churches engaging in politics

“It’s now impossible for Congress and the White House to deny their objective: to politicize the trusted charitable nonprofit community by authorizing unlimited, unfettered and untraceable political money to flow through the nonprofit sector to...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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Donor Transparency Meets Russia Controversy Amid New Treasury Rule

D.C. groups that represent traditional nonprofits are generally wary of both the new IRS rule and efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment. They see each as further blurring the line between charities and political groups.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Donor Disclosure, Nonpartisanship

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