Federal level

Suggestions for Tax Provisions to Help Nonprofits Respond to Natural Disasters

On June 5, the Center met with staff for Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and several other members of Congress from North Carolina and then submitted suggestions for four ways that Congress can provide tax assistance to help tax-exempt nonprofits more efficiently and effectively provide relief and recovery services after natural disasters.

Government Shutdown Action Alert

Another Federal Government Shutdown Is Looming

Take Six Minutes to Protect the Public and Build Stronger Nonprofits

The 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government caused widespread disruptions in the lives of millions of people. Fortunately, our nonprofits were there to address problems, maintain well-being, and help communities. However, we also understand that the effects of the shutdown will be with us for some time, and many people and organizations will not recover soon.

2018 Capitol Hill Visits

The Center recently visited Washington, DC to advocate with our members of Congress on nonprofit issues. These include:

1. Protecting nonprofit nonpartisanship.

2. UBIT

3. Universal charitable deduction.

4. 2020 U.S.Census

5. Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

New Tax on Transportation and Parking Benefits is Problematic for Nonprofits

New Tax on Transportation and Parking Benefits is Problematic for Nonprofits

An under-the-radar provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed and signed into law in December 2017 imposes a new tax on nonprofits that provide transportation and parking benefits to their employees. Nonprofits that provide these benefits to their employees are now required to pay unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on these expenses and must file Form 990-T with the IRS.

What You Need to Know About Major Nonprofit Tax Law Changes

This fall, Congress is in the process of rewriting the Internal Revenue Code with the dual goals of lowering individual and corporate income tax rates and simplifying our nation's tax laws. This tax overhaul has major implications for all 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Among other things, the tax reform proposals could reduce charitable giving, politicize 501(c)(3) nonprofits, eliminate financing options for nonprofits, and create new taxes on certain nonprofit activities.