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

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

 

November 22, 2019

  1. State Delays Medicaid Transformation Indefinitely
  2. New Incentives for Charitable Giving Could Help Offset Reductions in Middle-Class Giving
  3. New Legislative and (Tentative) Congressional Maps Available Online
  4. Governor Signs Disaster Recovery Bill into Law
  5. Congress Extends Continuing Resolution to Prevent Government Shutdown 
  6. New Bill in Congress Would Simplify Private Foundation Excise Tax

 

November 15, 2019

  1. Center Offers Comparison of Nonprofit Provisions in State Budget and “Mini-Budget” Bills
  2. Legislators Redrawing Congressional Districts
  3. Disaster Recovery Bill Includes Fundraising Requirement for Affected Nonprofits
  4. Governor Cooper Signs One Tax Bill and Vetoes Another
  5. Training and Funding Available for Nonprofit Census Work in North Carolina
  6. Congress Looks to Extend Continuing Resolution to Prevent Government Shutdown

 

November 8, 2019

  1. Center Offers Comparison of Nonprofit Provisions in State Budget and “Mini-Budget” Bills
  2. Donors May Use IRA Charitable Rollover on State Taxes in 2019
  3. Governor Signs Legislation Making Absentee Ballot and Early Voting Changes  
  4. Legislators Begin Redrawing Congressional Districts
  5. Training and Funding Available for Nonprofit Census Work in North Carolina

 

November 1, 2019

  1. Legislators Continue Approval of “Mini-Budget” Bills
  2. General Assembly Adjourns Its 2019 Session . . . For Two Weeks
  3. Disaster Recovery Bill Includes Fundraising Requirement for Affected Nonprofits
  4. Join a Free Webinar on the New DOL Overtime Rule and Nonprofits
  5. Legislators Approves Tax Provisions That Could Affect Some Nonprofits
  6. General Assembly Addresses Nonprofit Concerns in Absentee Ballot and Early Voting Changes  
  7. NC House Committee Approves Tax Refund Proposal

 

October 25, 2019

  1. Legislative Committee Considers Nonpartisan Redistricting Proposals
  2. Legislators Approve New State Incentive for Charitable Giving
  3. Legislators Continue Approval of “Mini-Budget” Bills
  4. Join a Free Webinar on the New DOL Overtime Rule and Nonprofits
  5. Nonprofit Recommendations Cited in U.S. Senate Disaster Tax Relief Report
  6. NC Senate Tax Provisions Could Affect Some Nonprofits
  7. Legislators Discuss Challenges with Medicaid Transformation
  8. NC House Committee Approves Bill with Implications for Property Tax Exemption
  9. Legislators Could Take Up Several Nonprofit Bills Next Week (or Next Year)

 

October 18, 2019

  1. Legislators Could Take Up Several Nonprofit Bills This Month (or Next Year)
  2. NC House to Vote on New State Incentive for Charitable Giving
  3. Federal Courts Stop Implementation of “Public Charge” Rule
  4. U.S. House Bill Would Strengthen Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  5. IRS Announces Compliance Priorities for Tax-Exempt Organizations
  6. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due on Monday

 

October 11, 2019

  1. NC Senate unanimously approves new state incentive for charitable giving
  2. Legislators make no headway on state budget and Medicaid expansion
  3. Learn more about nonprofit advocacy on impeachment proceedings
  4. Third quarter lobbying reports due October 21

 

October 4, 2019

  1. NC House Could Vote on Legislation to Close the Health Coverage Gap
  2. State Budget Remains in Stuck in NC Senate
  3. NC House Approves (Very Limited) Non-Itemizer Tax Credit for Donations of Property
  4. Federal Court Upholds FCC’s Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules
  5. DOL Issues Overtime Rule That Increases Salary Threshold for Exempt Workers in 2020
  6. Conference Committee to Negotiate Absentee Ballot Legislation 
  7. Reminder: Take 3 Minutes to Share Your National Voter Registration Day Story
  8. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due October 21