Category: Giving & Politics

Criticism of Ted Cruz’s 1% charitable giving continues to mount

Trump is not the only Republican candidate whose philanthropic giving is being measured, and found wanting; Ted Cruz continues to receive criticism for his 1% charitable giving.… MORE >>

Governor Christie vetoes the bill to tax nonprofit hospitals

The bill sat on Governor Christie’s desk after passing through NJ House and Senate; the governor has pocket-vetoed the bill that would have begun taxing nonprofit hospitals.… MORE >>

New Jersey may begin to charge a “fee” to nonprofit hospitals

In New Jersey, a bill sits on the governor’s desk which will charge nonprofit hospitals a per bed per day fee for the municipalities in which they are located; is this a way to tax nonprofits?… MORE >>

Congress will vote to make charitable tax benefits permanent

Those who had been in limbo over charitable tax breaks will celebrate Friday when the House votes on a bill that will make a number of the charitable benefits permanent.… MORE >>

Inaction on Congress’ part leaves donors and charities in the dark

During the season of giving, Congress’ inaction on renewing the IRA Charitable Rollover law could end in scrooging charities out of needed funds. “Joe Tronco is getting impatient with Congress.… MORE >>

Bill Richardson alleged to have used $1.1M donation for kickbacks

A New York labor leader gave $1.1M through a chain of nonprofits to former governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, which were allegedly used for kickbacks to campaign staff.… MORE >>

California AG, Kamala Harris, weakens charitable giving by exposing donors’ identity

Even though the Supreme Court declined to hear the case against the California Attorney General for demanding (and now possibly exposing) names of donors, this case is far from over.… MORE >>

Campus hysteria fuels the divestment scam

This week’s scenes of college campuses coming unhinged provide the perfect background for an important new report from the National Association of Scholars, whose very name — scholars — seems quaintly out of date, thanks to hysterics at prestigious universities like Yale and bullies at the likes of the University of Missouri.… MORE >>

Carson touts 15% flat tax that would replace deductions, including charitable and mortgage write-offs

Republican hopeful, Ben Carson, considers replacing tax deductions like mortgage interest and charitable giving with a 15 percent flat tax. “Ben Carson on Tuesday suggested eliminating tax deductions for mortgage interest and charitable giving, two of the most popular breaks in the tax code.… MORE >>

New chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is a friend of the nonprofit sector

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee replacing Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Kevin Brady is known for his friendly stance towards nonprofits. “Rep. Kevin Brady has been tapped to serve as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which crafts trade, health care, and tax policy, making it a crucial power center for issues affecting nonprofits.… MORE >>

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