Are we practicing what we preach? Or is our implicit bias negatively affecting our decisions in spite of our good intentions? Ivan Canada and Michael Robinson of the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad presented the second webinar in the Center's "Walking the Talk" series, Impact > Intention: Understanding Implicit Bias. The discussion included:
This spring, the Center will once again be co-hosting a series of Nonprofit Town Hall meetings around the state. These town halls will include briefings on nonprofit sector public policy issues and trends in North Carolina's nonprofit sector.
How New Tax Laws Affect Nonprofits
On December 22, President Donald Trump signed into law a tax reform plan (H.R. 1) that cuts individual and corporate income tax rates and makes a variety of other changes to the Internal Revenue Code. Several parts of the tax plan affect the work of nonprofits.
If you are involved with a North Carolina nonprofit, you’ve probably heard from the Center in recent weeks (probably more frequently that you would like!) encouraging you to take action to protect the Johnson Amendment. Based upon the high volume of calls, tweets, and letter signers from North Carolina (more than any other state!), it’s clear that many nonprofit staff and board members are legitimately concerned about the potential politicization of our sector.
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.
Income Tax Cap Could Mean Unintended Burdens for Nonprofits
Charitable nonprofits across North Carolina are concerned that the proposed constitutional amendment to cap the state’s income tax rate at 5.5% (S.817) could have unintended consequences for nonprofits that provide essential services in every community in our state. If the 5.5% income tax cap passed as a constitutional amendment, it would likely lead to new taxes, fewer private contributions, and increased burdens on charitable nonprofits.
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Charitable nonprofits across North Carolina are concerned that the Taxpayer Protection Act(also known as TABOR) would harm nonprofits that provide essential services in every community in our state. If TABOR (S.607) passed as a constitutional amendment, it would likely lead to new taxes, fewer private contributions, and increased burdens on charitable nonprofits.
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Comments of David Heinen of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits House Judiciary II Subcommittee on H.B. 482 – Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Thank you Mr. Chair.
On behalf of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, I wanted to bring to your attention a potential unintended consequence of the employee misclassification reform bill (H.B. 482) that could affect nonprofits. I was hoping the subcommittee would be amenable to a small clarifying change in a PCS.
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On May 18, the U.S. Labor Department (DOL) announced final overtime regulations (warning: the linked regulation is 508 pages!) that specify that most employees earning less than $47,476 per year will be entitled to overtime compensation, regardless of whether they are currently classified as executive, administrative, or professional (white-collar) workers. The new overtime rules take effect on December 1, 2016.