In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Brief Government Shutdown Ended with Passage of Budget Deal; Trump Administration Releases 2018-19 Budget; Repeal of Johnson Amendment Raised at; National Prayer Breakfast; President Trump Officially Nominates New IRS Head; FEMA Requests Comments on Natural Hazard Mitigation Strategy; and In the States: Estate Taxes on Legislative Agendas, and Maine Governor Issues Renewed Assaults on Nonprofits, Foundations
Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders renewed their call for preserving the Johnson Amendment, the longstanding law that protects their organizations from the divisiveness of partisan politics. The call comes as House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) used the National Prayer Breakfast to express support for repealing this important protection.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax reform goes to President Trump’s desk for signature; Congress is up against a tight deadline on government funding agreement; In the States: Federal tax bill affects state estate taxes
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Conference Committee Commences as GOP Leaders Announce a Deal; Congress Avoids Shutdown, Stalls Shutdown Decision; IRS to Pursue Changes to; 1023-EZ in 2018; Clarification on IRS Notice 2017-73; and, In the States: Governors and Lawmakers Prepare for Budget Deficits
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Bill Proceeds to Conference Committee; Congress Faces Deadline to Avoid a Government Shutdown; IRS Requests Comments for Certain Situations Involving DAFs; In the States: Governors, Legislatures Struggle to Close Budget Gaps, Illinois Improves Government-Nonprofit Contracting Rules
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: House GOP Leaders Release Tax Reform Bill; Treasury Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Named Acting Commissioner of IRS; Congress Must Raise Debt Limit by January 2018; In the States: Locals Focus on Supporting Community Nonprofits and Volunteers, North Carolina Considers Two-Year Judicial Terms.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: House votes on key measure to advance tax reform; tax bill expected next week, IRS releases 2017-2018 Priority Guidance, In the States: Elected official fundraising for nonprofits under review in the states.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Tax reform faces competing legislative priorities; Move to weaken the Johnson Amendment advances in the House, NASCO speaks out; Kautter confirmed for key Treasury position; IRS takes steps to encourage charitable giving in the wake of Hurricane Harvey; In the States - Government-Nonprofit grants reform update; TABOR turns 25.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Senate begins debate on health care, tax reform continues moving forward; Update on Treasury personnel; President Trump issues EO for Commerce Department; In the States - State budgets remain in flux, NYC arts funding plan to promote diversity; Johnson Amendment is subject of blog post.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Health care debate slows other legislative action, but Congress is still ramping up for tax reform; House Appropriations Committee to consider Johnson Amendment provision in a bill markup today; Senate Finance to hold confirmation hearing for Kautter; Trending in Legal Affairs - Funding public charities that lobby when multiple funders are involved.