Public Policy Updates

Our Nonprofit Policy Matters newsletter is 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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Recent Issues

February 14, 2020

  1. Early Voting is Open for the March 3 Primary 
  2. Legislative Study Committee Could Consider Changes to Taxation of Digital Educational Programs
  3. Census Tip of the Week: Learn About Online Census in Less than 10 Minutes!
  4. Next Tuesday is the Deadline to Apply for “Get-Out-the-Count” Funding
  5. President Trump Recommends Steep Cuts to Safety Net Programs in Budget Proposal
  6. IRS Guidance Expected on Silo-ing of Unrelated Business Income Tax
  7. New IRS Guidance Suggests that 501(c)(3) Subsidiaries Cannot Form PACs
  8. IRS Holds Hearing on Donor Disclosure Requirements for Non-501(c)(3) Organizations

 

February 7, 2020

  1. Census Tip of the Week: Key Dates to Know for the 2020 Census
  2. Today Is Deadline to Register to Vote on March 3 
  3. Bonus Census Tip of the Week: More Funding Available for “Get-Out-the-Count” Activities
  4. Reminder: Your Nonprofit Can Get a Refund if You Paid UBIT on Parking or Transportation
  5. Implementation of “Public Charge” Rule to Begin Later this Month

 

January 31, 2020

  1. Census Tip of the Week: Join a Statewide Convening Next Tuesday to Get Out the Count
  2. U.S. Supreme Court Allows “Public Charge” Rule to Move Forward
  3. Legislative Study Committee Could Consider Tax Law Changes Affecting Nonprofits
  4. Absentee Ballots Now Available for Statewide Primary Election
  5. IRS Requiring Tax Exemptions to be Filed Electronically

 

January 24, 2020

  1. IRS Provides Guidance to Help Nonprofit Get Refunds of Parking Tax
  2. Census Tip of the Week: Opportunities for Free Training on Census Engagement for Nonprofits
  3. OMB Proposes New Rules to Improve Uniform Guidance Indirect Cost Guarantee
  4. Bonus Census Tip of the Week: Free Census Engagement Training Available for Nonprofits 
  5. A Great New Year’s Resolution for Your Nonprofit: Strengthen Your Advocacy!
  6. Absentee Ballots Now Available for Statewide Primary Election
  7. State Charity Regulators Express Concerns about Sale of .ORG Domain 
  8. State Court Issues Order to Develop Plans for Significant New State Education Spending

 

January 17, 2020

  1. Legislators Stick with Piecemeal State Budget
  2. Early Voting Opens Next Month for Statewide Primary Election
  3. Census Tip of the Week: Opportunities for Free Training on Census Engagement for Nonprofits
  4. Final 2019 Lobbying Expense Reports Due Next Week
  5. Recent Change in Retirement Laws Does Not Affect IRA Charitable Rollover
  6. A Great New Year’s Resolution for Your Nonprofit: Strengthen Your Advocacy!

 

January 10, 2020

  1. A Great New Year’s Resolution for Your Nonprofit: Strengthen Your Advocacy!
  2. Congressional Leaders Ask IRS to Help with Nonprofits’ Refunds on Transportation Taxes
  3. NC Senate Could Revisit State Budget Next Week
  4. New Federal Budget and Tax Laws Include Many Provisions Affecting Nonprofits
  5. Census Tip of the Week: Learn About Hard-to-Count Areas in Your Community
  6. Court Order Means No Voter ID Requirement for March 3 Primary Election
  7. Final 2019 Lobbying Expense Reports Due by January 23
  8. IRS Increases Standard Business Mileage Rates for 2020 
  9. Report Documents Failures of Flawed Form 1023-EZ 
  10. Taxpayer Advocate Report Highlights Recent Court Challenges to Charitable Contributions

 

December 20, 2019

  1. Congress Repeals the Tax on Nonprofit Transportation Benefits
  2. Federal Budget Agreement Includes Investment in Many Programs Important to Nonprofits
  3. NC Senate Could Revisit State Budget Next Month
  4. Census Tip of the Week: Learn How Nonprofits Can (and Can’t) Help People Complete the Census
  5. U.S. Senate Approves Resolution Seeking Fair and Accurate 2020 Census
  6. National Council of Nonprofits Opposes Proposed IRS Regulations on Donor Disclosure
  7. Proposed Postal Pricing Changes Could Increase Nonprofit Mailing Costs
  8. IRS Publishes Proposed Rules Clarifying that Third Party Gifts Are Not Charitable Contributions
  9. Lobbying Registration Open for 2020

 

December 13, 2019

  1. Take 5 Minutes: Ask Congress to Repeal the Tax on Nonprofit Transportation Benefits
  2. Report on NC Public Education Could Have Implications for Future State Budgets
  3. Center Endorses U.S. Senate Resolution Seeking Fair and Accurate 2020 Census
  4. New Rulemaking Would Limit Access to Food Assistance
  5. Reminder: Protect Your Website’s .ORG Registry from Price Hikes
  6. Congress Makes Progress on Federal Budget
  7. DOL Publishes Final Rule on "Regular Rate" of Pay for Overtime Calculations

 

December 6, 2019

  1. NC Congressman Introduces Universal Charitable Giving Act
  2. Protect Your Website’s .ORG Registry from Price Hikes
  3. Court Upholds New Congressional Districts for 2020 Election
  4. Congress Seeks to Approve Spending Bills by December 20
  5. Donors May Use IRA Charitable Rollover on State Taxes in 2019
  6. Court Sides with Legislators in Dispute Over Block Grant Spending
  7. IRS Advisory Council Recommends Delay of 990 E-Filing Requirements
  8. Legislative Advisory Commission Considering Changes to Bingo Laws