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

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

 

September 27, 2019

  1. DOL Issues Overtime Rule That Increases Salary Threshold for Exempt Workers in 2020
  2. Congressional Committee Investigates Tax-Exempt Status of Hate Groups
  3. New Congressional Report Highlights Federal Nonprofit Tax Policy Issues
  4. Take 3 Minutes to Share Your National Voter Registration Day Story
  5. U.S. Senate Passes Continuing Resolution to Prevent Government Shutdown

 

September 20, 2019

  1. NC House Committee (Again) Approves Legislation to Close the Health Coverage Gap
  2. NC Senate Takes No Action on State Budget
  3. Legislators Approve New Districts for 2020 Election 
  4. U.S. House Passes Continuing Resolution to Avoid Government Shutdown
  5. National Voter Registration Day is Next Tuesday

 

September 13, 2019

  1. NC House of Representatives Overrides Veto of State Budget
  2. NC House Plans to Vote on Medicaid Expansion
  3. Legislators Prepare New Districts for 2020 Election (with the Help of a Lottery Machine) 
  4. NC House Overrides Governor’s Veto of Medicaid Transformation Funding 
  5. IRS (Again) Proposes Regulations to Exempt Non-501(c)(3)s from Donor Disclosure Rules
  6. NC House Approves Absentee Ballot Legislation that Addresses Many Nonprofits’ Concerns
  7. Let Us Know: Does Your Nonprofit Use Bingo Games for Fundraising Events?
  8. Share Your Feedback with the Center

 

September 6, 2019

  1. Court Decision on Partisan Gerrymandering is Good News for Nonprofits
  2. Center Offers Hurricane Relief and Recovery Resources for Nonprofits
  3. Medicaid Transformation Delayed Until February 
  4. Last Call! Enroll in a Free Voter Engagement Crash Course
  5. Register Today: Is Your Nonprofit a National Voter Registration Day Partner?
  6. Share Your Feedback with the Center