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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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

April 27, 2018

  1. Let us know: Would your nonprofit be subject to a new tax on transportation and parking benefits?
  2. Nonprofits, businesses, and governments express concerns about Census citizenship question
  3. Early voting is open for the primary election
  4. State legislators likely to consider nonprofit issues later this spring
  5. Proposed changes to "public charge" rules could reduce access

April 20, 2018

  1. U.S. House approves bill to require electronic filing of Form 990
  2. State legislators likely to consider nonprofit issues later this spring
  3. Executive order adds work requirements to public assistance programs
  4. Early voting is now open for the May primary election
  5. Register today for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting
  6. First quarter lobbying reports are due today

April 13, 2018

  1. Legislative study committee considers tax changes affecting nonprofits
  2. U.S. Supreme Court broadens interpretation of FLSA overtime exemptions
  3. Register today for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting
  4. First quarter lobbying reports are due by next Friday
  5. Congressional committee approves bill to require electronic filing of Form 990
  6. Opposition grows to citizenship question on 2020 U.S. Census
  7. Don't miss today's voter registration deadline for the May 8 primary election
  8. Legislative committee recommendations could affect nonprofit contracting
  9. Growing federal deficit could cause Congress to revisit spending cuts
  10. OPM announces steep new fees for combined federal campaign

March 29, 2018

  1. Omnibus spending bill includes many provisions affecting nonprofits
  2. IRS provides guidance on new tax on nonprofit transportation and parking benefts
  3. U.S. Commerce Department adds citizenship question to 2020 Census
  4. Register today for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting
  5. Join a free webinar on engaging young voters through nonpartisan work

March 22, 2018

  1. Congress preserves Johnson Amendment in major victory for 501(c)(3) nonprofits
  2. Omnibus spending bill includes many provisions affecting nonprofits
  3. Register today for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting
  4. New report: Nonprofit voter engagement increases turnout among young voters
  5. 2018 primary election is a great opportunity for nonpartisan voter engagement
  6. State legislators likely to consider nonprofit issues later this spring

March 16, 2018

  1. Johnson Amendment among final issues in omnibus spending bill
  2. Register today for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting
  3. State legislators likely to consider nonprofit issues later this spring
  4. Reminder: Encourage your employees to use the new IRS withholding calculator and W-4 Form
  5. USDA seeks public input on SNAP work requirements

March 9, 2018

  1. Act now to preserve nonprofit nonpartisanship (the Johnson Amendment)
  2. Register today for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting
  3. IRS releases new withholding calculator and W-4 Form
  4. Competitive elections create opportunity for nonpartisan voter engagement

March 2, 2018

  1. Act now to preserve nonprofit nonpartisanship (the Johnson Amendment)
  2. Register today for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting
  3. IRS releases new withholding calculator and W-4 Form
  4. Competitive elections create opportunity for nonpartisan voter engagement

February 23, 2018

  1. Register today for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting
  2. Mayors concerned about lack of federal funding for U.S. Census
  3. Unforgiving student loans

February 16, 2018

  1. President's budget wish list is another advocacy opportunity for nonprofits
  2. Coming soon: Nonprofit Town Halls
  3. "Mandatory volunteerism" requirements can create unfunded burdens on nonprofits
  4. IRS removes (re-)application requirements for certain restructuring nonprofits
  5. General Assembly approves changes to elections and ethics enforcement board
  6. Start planning your nonprofit's nonpartisan voter engagement plan for 2018
  7. Take a quick survey to help strengthen nonprofits' advocacy

February 9, 2018

  1. Congress reaches bipartisan agreement on two-year budget plan
  2. Unemployment benefit reductions affect nonprofit operations and needs
  3. Coming soon: Nonprofit Town Halls
  4. General Assembly to vote on changes to Elections and Ethics Enforcement Board
  5. Take a quick survey to help strengthen nonprofits' advocacy

February 2, 2018

  1. Congress prepares for (yet another) funding deadline next week
  2. New Legislative Building rules could affect nonprofits' advocacy days
  3. Take a quick survey to help strengthen nonprofits' advocacy
  4. Start planning your nonprofit's nonpartisan voter engagement plan for 2018

January 26, 2018

  1. Congress ends brief government shutdown with short-term spending bill
  2. Take a quick survey to help strengthen nonprofits' advocacy
  3. Start planning your nonprofit's nonpartisan voter engagement plan for 2018

January 19, 2018

  1. New checklist offers guidance on nonprofit compliance with new tax law
  2. Take a quick survey to help strengthen nonprofits' advocacy
  3. Congress (once again) aims to avoid government shutdown
  4. US Supreme Court maintains NC congressional districts for 2018 election
  5. Final 2017 lobbying reports are due today
  6. Consider meeting with legislators when you're in Raleigh

January 12, 2018

  1. IRS issues new tax withholding tables for 2018
  2. Still looking for a New Year's resolution? Consider advocating for your nonprofits mission!
  3. New CMS guidance on Medicaid work requirements could affect nonprofits
  4. DOL announces new guidance on updaid interns and FLSA compliance
  5. Overly simple Form 1023-EZ application remains a problem for IRS and nonprofits
  6. Judges reject NC congressional districts
  7. Final 2017 lobbying reports are due next Friday

January 5, 2018

  1. President signs tax reform into law
  2. Congress (once again) provides short-term funding for federal programs
  3. DOL issues proposed regulation on association health plans
  4. U.S. Justice Department seeks controversial change to 2020 Census forms
  5. Federal and State legislators are likely to consider nonprofit issues this year
  6. Final 2017 lobbying reports are due January 19