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Nonprofit Employment Recovery 2% in September

The Center for Civil Society Studies released a new report based on data from the BLS Employment Situation Report that estimate nonprofit job losses through September 2020.
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Legislation Has Some Good Signs for Nonprofits, Fate Uncertain

On May 12, House Democrats unveiled their latest proposal to confront the public health, economic, and societal consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions—HEROES—Act, the roughly $3 trillion bill is perhaps a starting point for negotiations once all parties can be coaxed to the table. If negotiations do start with the HEROES Act, it would represent yet another positive step for nonprofit advocates who have lifted their voices nationwide.
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Latest Coronavirus Economic Relief Package Passed

On Friday, the President signed Congress' latest coronavirus economic relief package, which includes additional aid to small businesses - including nonprofits - and hospitals. Read the article on NHPR
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Economic Injury Disaster Loan program falls short in New Hampshire

Some 126 New Hampshire businesses – less than one in 200 – have received emergency loans directly from the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to figures released by the agency earlier this week on its website.
Posted on: April 22, 2020

IRS Extends Tax Day for Nonprofits

The Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday it would give nonprofits more time to file their informational tax returns due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, nonprofits facing tax deadlines of April 1 to July 14 now have until July 15.
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act CARES Act (Pub. L. 116-136) defined a number of programs that charitable nonprofits will be eligible to apply for. The National Council of Nonprofits outlines the characteristics of each type of loan available through this act.
Posted on: April 5, 2020

How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19

Nonprofit Quarterly asked Tim Delaney, president & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, to share insights about how nonprofits might utilize the new federal legislation relating to coronavirus to advance their missions. 
Posted on: March 26, 2020

The White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB ) Proposes Regulations to Improve Uniform Guidance Indirect Cost Rules

The federal rules governing grants to nonprofits would be substantially improved under proposed revisions to the Uniform Guidance recently published by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. 
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Guidance for nonprofits on refunds of transportation tax

The IRS released guidance January 21st that will help nonprofits get refunds of taxes they paid on the now-repealed tax on nonprofit transportation benefits.
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Complete Repeal of Taxes on Transportation Benefits

In an end-of-year push, nonprofits nationwide scored a huge victory late Friday night (12/20/2019): the comprehensive budget bill passed by Congress, and signed into law by the President, includes a complete repeal of the federal unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits that provide transportation benefits to their employees.  
Posted on: December 24, 2019

Nonprofits Fight Sale Of .ORG Registry

Posted on: December 10, 2019

Can a 501c3 Advocate for Impeachment of a Federal Office Holder?

Posted on: October 9, 2019

Labor Department Issues Final Overtime Rule

Posted on: October 8, 2019

Number of US taxpayers claiming charitable deduction shows significant drop

Posted on: July 19, 2019

Trump Administration Drops Bid for Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Posted on: July 3, 2019

Voices from the Field: What the US Supreme Court’s Census Decision Means for Nonprofits

Posted on: July 2, 2019

Impact of Five Charitable Giving Policy Proposals

Independent Sector has released an analysis of the potential impact of five distinct federal policy ideas meant to increase charitable giving. 
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Nonprofit Tax Day

Many tax-exempts will be paying taxes for the very first time this year because of provisions in the 2017 federal tax law. That law imposes tax liabilities on charities, houses of worship, and other nonprofits to generate new revenue and offset tax cuts for for-profit corporations and individuals. In this article, David L Thompson of the National Council of Nonprofits outlines notable new taxes and what groups are saying about them.
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Tax Reform Impact on Nonprofits

Posted on: April 18, 2019

Overtime Rule

Posted on: March 25, 2019


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