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Senator Pat Roberts has introduced legislation to block a planned Internal Revenue Service regulation to allow charities to submit contributors' Social Security numbers to substantiate donations for tax purposes, Accounting Today reports. The Kansas Republican said the IRS could not be trusted to safeguard donors' personal information and might later make the optional provision of such data mandatory.

Comments on proposed new rules from the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service are due by Wednesday, December 16th.

A vote of 17-0 by the full House Ways and Means Committee on November 4th recommended "interim study" for HB 569, a proposal by Representative Hess to impose the Business Enterprise Tax on NH's 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

With news that DHHS Commissioner Nick Toumpas would not seek reappointment after his term concludes this January 2016, the NH Center for Nonprofits engaged the Governor's office regarding her nomination.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has repeatedly said that nine out of ten nonprofits “fail”. Where does this statistic come from? The Washington Post looked at data from the Urban Institute's National Center for Charitable Statistics to determine if the data backs up Carson's claim.

The Subcommittee assigned to House Bill 569 voted yesterday to make “no recommendation” to the full House Ways and Means Committee on the bill.

A provision of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 included an automatic 6-month extension for all Form 990 filers.

Proposed regulations from the IRS would require nonprofits to file an additional return with the IRS and collect Social Security numbers for all donations of $250 or more.

Rick Cohen of Nonprofit Quarterly looks at how California foundations and nonprofits are reacting to the ongoing debate about raising the minimum wage.

With its latest edition of the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, BoardSource has formalized the expectation that advocacy is an essential board responsibility. This Nonprofit Quarterly article explains why they are taking a stand on the issue.


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