Public Policy

In this week's Washington Snapshot: This Week in Tax Reform; Council on Location: The World Humanitarian Summit; “Industry Issue Resolution” Program Expanded to Include Tax-Exempt and Governmental Entities; Scholarships & Quid Pro Quos: Honoring Those Who Served Through a Writing Competition; Reversing the Trend on Tax-Exemption Challenges; Charitable Giving Needs to be Encouraged; and more!

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Department of Labor Publishes New Rule on Overtime Regulations; Council Submitted Comments on IRS Priority Guidance 2016-2017, Supporting Organizations; Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Corporate Integration; Ways and Means to Hold Another Tax Reform Hearing; How to Properly Disclose IRS Form 990 to the Public; State Laws, Grants Impacted by Federal Overtime Changes; and more!

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations. The Council has been following this issue closely and is here to help you understand how the changes could impact you and your organization.

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Corporate Tax Integration and Philanthropy: What Does it Mean?; Ways and Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Tax Reform; Council to Submit Comments on IRS Priority Guidance; Giving Greek: To Establish a Fund for a Fraternity, Find Charitable Purpose; Michigan Seeks to End Confusion Over Property Tax Exemptions as Turmoil Continues Elsewhere; Coalition of Foundations Coming Together to Give $125 million in Flint; and more!

Corporate tax integration (“corporate integration”) is a tax reform topic that Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has been discussing for some time now. Chairman Hatch has indicated his intent to present a corporate integration proposal by the end of June 2016. This is an in-depth analysis on the potential implications of such a proposal on philanthropy.

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways and Means Making Progress on Tax Reform Plan; Race-Based Scholarships and Proving an Applicant's Status; California Bill Seeks to Mandate Website, Fundraising Text for Organizations Throughout the U.S.; Shareholder Activism Targets Lobbying Disclosure; and more!