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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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

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