Charitable nonprofits across North Carolina are concerned that the Taxpayer Protection Act (also known as TABOR) would harm nonprofits that provide essential services in every community in our state. If TABOR (S.607) passed as a constitutional amendment, it would likely lead to new taxes, fewer private contributions, and increased burdens on charitable nonprofits.
Consistent Oversight of Nonprofits is Essential, But Must Not Reduce Grant Awards
The N.C. House of Representatives recently passed a bill recommended by the N.C. Center for Nonprofits. This will make it easier for North Carolina small businesses to give to nonprofits. Currently, North Carolina companies that give generously to nonprofits don’t get full credit for their charitable contributions on their state taxes. The bill (H.B. 886) would make the N.C. corporate tax deduction for the same as the federal deduction. Thanks to Rep. Tim Moffitt (R-Buncombe), Rep.
The Governor recently signed into law a bill (H.B. 618) that will streamline monitoring for some nonprofit services providers that contract with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Based on the Center’s recommendations, the House included a provision in its regulatory reform bill (H.B. 760) to establish a new Government-Nonprofit Contracting Task Force. The 13-member task force would be comprised of state legislators, key executive branch officials, and nonprofit representatives.
Start Planning Now: New Overtime Rules Will Take Effect on December 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) new overtime regulations will mean that many more employees of North Carolina nonprofits will be entitled to overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours per week. These changes, which will take effect on December 1, 2016, will affect thousands of nonprofits in North Carolina.
On March 4, the N.C. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved an amendment to a bill (S.20) that would have protected the state tax treatment of charitable contributions that seniors make from their individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Thanks to Rep. Rick Catlin (R-New Hanover) for sponsoring the amendment, which passed by a 109-7 vote.
Unemployment insurance is an important part of the social safety net that helps workers who have been laid off or terminated without cause to transition into new jobs by providing them with limited, temporary financial assistance. The Division of Employment Security at the NC Department of Commerce manages North Carolina’s unemployment system.
Here is some basic information about how the state’s unemployment system affects nonprofits.