This fall, Congress is in the process of rewriting the Internal Revenue Code with the dual goals of lowering individual and corporate income tax rates and simplifying our nation's tax laws. This tax overhaul has major implications for all 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Among other things, the tax reform proposals could reduce charitable giving, politicize 501(c)(3) nonprofits, eliminate financing options for nonprofits, and create new taxes on certain nonprofit activities.
In 2011, the N.C. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.B. 886, which would bring the North Carolina corporate tax deduction for charitable contributions into conformance with federal law. This would help more small businesses contribute to nonprofits. The N.C. Center for Nonprofits encourages the N.C. Senate to pass this bill during the 2012 short session.
Congress Makes Charitable Giving Incentives Permanent
Leaders in Congress have reached agreement on an historic bipartisan agreement on a tax bill that will have real impact on the work of charitable nonprofits. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 or PATH Act, which was part of the omnibus budget (HR 2029), permanently extends three charitable giving incentives:
Non-Itemizer Charitable Deduction Would Help Communities
Nonprofits are concerned that federal tax reform plans could significantly reduce incentives for charitable giving. Congress can help ensure that private individuals support the important work of churches and other 501(c)(3) nonprofits by creating a non-itemizer deduction for charitable contributions.