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Nonprofit leaders gathered for a discussion with House Finance Chair, Representative Mary Jane Wallner, on March 18, as part of the Nonprofit Capitol Exchange series.

The federal government recently activated its online System for Award Management (SAM), implementing a new process for grant applicants designed to reduce duplicative grant compliance efforts. SAM includes a centralized repository where nonprofits can submit common certifications once during the SAM registration or renewal process in lieu of providing them with each grant application.

Nonprofit leaders gathered for a discussion with House Speaker Steve Shurtleff on February 5 as part of the Nonprofit Capitol Exchange series.

Last month, the IRS published preliminary guidance (Notice 2018-99) on the new unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on parking and transportation. The notice recommends that nonprofits use a four-step calculation to determine their taxes on parking spaces they own or lease. 

NH Center for Nonprofits CEO Kathleen Reardon took part in a roundtable Friday, January 18 with Congressman Chris Pappas and other nonprofit leaders to discuss the impact of the shutdown on the sector in NH.

Nonprofit leaders gathered for a discussion with Senate President Donna Soucy and Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes on January 7 as part of the Nonprofit Capitol Exchange series.

Nonprofit leaders gathered for the Center’s annual Nonprofit Policy Caucus on December 11, 2018. They were joined by panelists Dean Spiliotes of Southern New Hampshire University, Anna Brown of Citizens Count, and Scott Spradling of The Spradling Group, as well as members of the NH Center for Nonprofits Policy & Leadership Workgroup. 

The nonprofit sector is awaiting the guidance promised by the US Treasury Department and the IRS on computation of unrelated business taxable income for separate trades or businesses (UBIT) under new section 512(a)(6). Although some tentative guidance was released as a Request for Comments on August 21 (comments are due on December 3),  the 21% new tax on transportation benefits is still in regulatory limbo. 

This collection of resources on how the new federal tax law - the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - affects charitable nonprofits will be updated as additional information and guidance becomes available.

After months of anticipation about the specifics of federal tax reform proposals, national nonprofit sector policy leaders expressed grave concerns about both House and Senate bills.

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