Public Policy Updates

Public Policy Updates are a service for current Members of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. We track state and federal policy issues that affect all 501(c)(3) nonprofits. 

 

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September 21, 2018

  1. Let us know how we can assist your nonprofit with hurricane recovery
  2. Threat to Johnson Amendment remains in play
  3. Variety of government agencies offer leniency to hurricane victims
  4. National Voter Registration Day is next Tuesday
  5. New research shows negative impact of tax cap constitutional amendment
  6. Coming soon: learn what the candidates have to say about nonprofits
  7. Postal service proposal would ban merchandise from marketing mail
  8. New EPA rules vary from Uniform Guidance indirect cost policies

September 7, 2018

  1. Ballots for November election (finally) finalized after court and legislative action
  2. Nonprofit nonpartisanship under renewed attack from President and some in Congress
  3. IRS clarifies that new guidance does not affect deductibility of charitable contributions by Businesses
  4. New report highlights security issues surrounding 2020 U.S. Census
  5. Congressional legislation would require all employers to use E-Verify

August 24, 2018

  1. IRS issues preliminary guidance (and seeks public comment) on siloing of UBIT
  2. IRS issues proposed regulations that could weaken state tax credits for charitable contribution
  3. Court (for now) blocks two constitutional amendments from appearing on ballot
  4. Western NC city considering implementing nonprofit payments in lieu of taxes
  5. DOR issues directive on out-of-state sales tax collection
  6. Encourage candidates from your area to complete a short nonprofit questionnaire
  7. Census citizenship question draws public comments
  8. Sign up as a partner for National Voter Registration Day (September 25)

August 17, 2018

  1. Center opposes four constitutional amendments that could harm nonprofits
  2. Encourage candidates from your area to complete a short nonprofit questionnaire
  3. Sign up as a partner for National Voter Registration Day (September 25)
  4. New congressional legislation would create flexible giving accounts

August 3, 2018

  1. Take action by August 7: Share your concerns about the U.S. Census citizenship question
  2. U.S. Senate approves appropriations bill that would preserve Johnson Amendment enforcement
  3. General Assembly votes to remove captions from constitutional amendments
  4. Sign up as a partner for National Voter Registration Day (September 25)

July 27, 2018

  1. General Assembly votes to remove captions from constitutional amendments
  2. U.S. Senate considers appropriations bill that preserves Johnson Amendment enforcement
  3. U.S. House committee releases future tax reform framework
  4. Sign up as a partner for National Voter Registration Day (September 25)
  5. Take action by August 7: Share your concerns about the U.S. Census citizenship question

July 20, 2018

  1. Act by next Wednesday: Comment on constitutional amendment descriptions
  2. U.S. House approves bill to weaken enforcement of Johnson Amendment
  3. Center offers guidance for how 501(c)(3) nonprofits can take action on constitutional amendments
  4. NC Congressman introduces bill to eliminate new taxes on nonprofits
  5. Second quarter lobbying reports are due today
  6. IRS removes donor disclosure requirement for non-501(c)(3) nonprofits
  7. Take action by August 7: Share your concerns about the U.S. Census citizenship question

July 13, 2018

  1. Center offers guidance for how 501(c)(3) nonprofits can take action on constitutional amendments
  2. Income tax cap constitutional amendment could be harmful to nonprofits
  3. U.S. Census Bureau seeks public comments on citizenship question
  4. Second quarter lobbying reports are due next Friday
  5. Report documents failures of flawed Form 1023-EZ
  6. Bill would expand Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  7. Join free webinar on engaging with candidates (in a nonpartisan way)

June 29, 2018

  1. Legislators approve constitutional amendment to cap state income tax rate at 7%
  2. Legislators place voter ID on ballot in November
  3. Amendment would change appointment process for state boards and commissions
  4. Coming Soon: Guidance for how 501(c)(3) nonprofits can take action on ballot initiatives
  5. Bill filed in Congress to repeal new taxes on nonprofits
  6. New law authorizes greater scrutiny of nonprofits with state funds
  7. New law expands opportunities for certain charitable fundraising events
  8. Lobbying registration transferred to State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement
  9. General Assembly passes legislation to make changes to early voting
  10. State legislature to return for another session in November
  11. U.S. Census Bureau seeks public comments on citizenship question
  12. U.S. Senate rejects spending cuts bill

June 22, 2018

  1. Legislators move closer to approving constitutional amendment that could harm nonprofits
  2. House committee approves bill to put voter ID on ballot in November
  3. Reminder: 501(c)(3) nonprofits can take action on ballot initiatives
  4. National Council of Nonprofits releases fact sheet on Trump Foundation and Johnson Amendment
  5. Momentum growing for IRS to delay implementation of new UBIT rules
  6. General Assembly passes legislation to authorize greater scrutiny of nonprofits with state funds
  7. Legislators approve bill to expand opportunities for certain charitable fundraising events
  8. General Assembly passes legislation to make changes to early voting
  9. Legislators pass bill requiring more nonprofits to file UI reports electronically
  10. DOL issues final rulemaking on association health plans

June 15, 2018

  1. Take Action: Voice your opposition to constitutional amendment that could harm nonprofits
  2. N.C. Senate passes legislation to authorize greater scrutiny of nonprofits with state funds
  3. Congressional committee approves provision to weaken enforcement of Johnson Amendment
  4. N.C. House votes down Senate bill to allow unregulated nonprofit health benefit plans
  5. N.C. Senate approves bill to expand opportunities for certain charitable fundraising events
  6. General Assembly overrides Governor Cooper's veto of state budget
  7. N.C. House approves changes to early voting period
  8. New congressional bill would limit use of charitable contributions to colleges and universities
  9. General Assembly approves bill to simplify process for donations of cars to nonprofits
  10. Legislators approve changes to people-first language in state laws
  11. N.C. Senate approves bill to change rulemaking process
  12. N.C. Senate approves bill requiring more nonprofits to file UI reports electronically

June 8, 2018

  1. N.C. Senate considering legislation that could improve health care options for nonprofit staff
  2. State constitutional amendment could harm nonprofits
  3. Center staff speak up for North Carolina nonprofits on Capitol Hill
  4. New legislation would put voter ID on ballot in November
  5. N.C. Senate overrides Governor Cooper's veto of state budget
  6. N.C. Senate bill would expand opportunities for certain charitable fundraising events
  7. New legislation would simplify process for donations of cars to nonprofits
  8. N.C. Senate approves changes to people-first language in state laws
  9. State legislation would change rulemaking process

June 1, 2018

  1. Many provisions in newly-approved state budget affect nonprofits
  2. Congress and White House seek to weaken enforcement of Johnson Amendment
  3. New elections legislation would strengthen nonprofits' voices
  4. New report highlights impact of tax reform on charitable deductions
  5. Reminer: Some nonprofits need to pay quarterly estimated taxes (for the first time) by June 15
  6. U.S. House fails to pass farm bill with SNAP work requirements
  7. Congressional committee approves bill with new TANF restrictions
  8. Legislation introduced to change state contract renewals
  9. GDPR may apply to some US nonprofits

May 25, 2018

  1. State Legislators to Release (and Approve) State Budget Next Week
  2. Congressional Committee Approves Bill to Weaken Enforcement of Johnson Amendment
  3. N.C. Senate Legislation Would Prevent New Tax on Nonprofits
  4. State Legislation Introduced to Preserve Net Neutrality Rules in North Carolina
  5. Some Nonprofits Need to Pay Quarterly Estimated Taxes (for the First Time) by June 15
  6. U.S. House Considering Vote to End Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  7. Committee Recommends Change to State Contract Renewals
  8. School Security Legislation Would Authorized Concealed Weapons at Nonprofit Schools
  9. New Bill Would Require Certain Private Clubs to Be Nonprofits to Sell Alcohol

May 18, 2018

  1. N.C. Senate committee acts to prevent new tax on nonprofits
  2. New Legislative Building security process is in effect
  3. Uncapped charitable deduction bill introduced in Congress
  4. Congressional committee begins tax reform hearings
  5. U.S. Senate approves bill to preserve net neutrality rules
  6. Congressional bill would increase volunteer mileage rate
  7. New study highlights trends in North Carolina's Nonprofit Sector
  8. Reminder: Join the Center in asking IRS to delay implementation of new taxes on nonprofits
  9. United Way seeks nonprofits' input on Combined Federal Campaign

May 11, 2018

  1. Governor Cooper releases state budget proposal
  2. 2018 short session officially begins next Wednesday
  3. New study highlights trends in North Carolina's nonprofit sector
  4. Congressional committee discusses 2020 Census
  5. President sends Congress plan to rescind $15 billion in federal budget
  6. US Labor Department announces plans for new overtime regulations
  7. Reminder: Join the Center in asking IRS to delay implementation of new taxes on nonprofits
  8. Learn how your nonprofit can engage young voters
  9. IRS launches new online tool to improve transparency of tax-exempt nonprofits

May 4, 2018

  1. Join the Center in asking the IRS to delay implementation of new taxes on nonprofits
  2. State legislators likely to consider nonprofit issues during 2018 short session
  3. Statewide primary election is next Tuesday
  4. Congressional committee to investigate Census citizenship question next week