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The House is taking aim at nonprofit financial practices with an eye toward putting more gifts directly to work for charities. It would slap a tax on nonprofits that pay employees $1-million or more and would require gifts to donor-advised funds to be deployed to charities within five years.

Highlighting the value nonprofits contribute to economic development - this recent Nonprofit Quarterly article proposes that a new commission on job training led by Vice President Biden “convene the nation’s best locally-focused job training nonprofits” as a means to develop policy based on the most successful practices from around the nation.

Partisans and nonpartisan nonprofits alike are expressing the common view that proposed regulations from the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service should be withdrawn.

A superior court judge has ruled that the Medicaid Enhancement Tax on New Hampshire hospitals is unconstitutional in a case brought by Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem.

The federal government wants to know what you want to know. Specifically, federal officials are asking nonprofits and others affected by the new OMB Guidance on uniform grant reform to tell them what is unclear and what needs extra explanations.

The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is leading an effort to block implementation of proposed regulations from the Treasury Department that would redefine what constitutes electioneering activities of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations under the Internal Revenue Code.

Late in 2013 we shared the announcement that the OMB had released new federal guidance that addresses the problem of governments not paying charitable nonprofit contractors and grantees for reasonable indirect costs. Recordings of a recent OMB webcast on this subject are now available to those who are interested in learning more.

Speaking with a gathering of nonprofit leaders at the Nonprofit Capitol Exchange, New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli (D) of Portsmouth, described the state’s critical need to invest in infrastructure and build access to care for those who need it.

In January 2014, a delegation of nonprofit leaders met with Governor Maggie Hassan and laid out a vision for what New Hampshire’s nonprofit sector can deliver as a partner to New Hampshire’s state government.

In his latest column for NH Business Review, Brad Cook offers a summary of bills currently under consideration by the NH Legislature. Of particular interest is Cook’s take on HB 1509 – a bill that would apply a tax on charitable nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire.

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