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Nonprofits criticized a plan offered by President Obama on Tuesday that would limit the value of all tax deductions, including the charitable deduction, for wealthy taxpayers.

Pointing out that NH’s nonprofits employ 1 in 7 workers and that services provided by nonprofits weigh heavily into the state’s quality of life, nonprofit leaders engaged Jeffrey Rose, Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) in a meaningful discussion of new ways to think about nonprofit impact at Tuesday’s Nonprofit Capital Exchange hosted at Sulloway & Hollis.

Head of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican, announced a draft bill early last week that if enacted would levy 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.

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the common view that proposed regulations from the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service should be withdrawn.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.

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