Engagement and Advocacy
Without some intervening event, Congress will likely do nothing to fix tax problems this year. We need to make Senators and Representatives care that, due to their inaction, money is being diverted from missions in their communities to pay the unfair and unjustifiable tax on nonprofit transportation benefits.
Late last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) circulated a proposed new rule on Overtime Pay. We believe the existing standard is outdated and must be adjusted, but Maryland Nonprofits needs to know if you feel the proposed rule would have negative effects on nonprofits.
There were numerous positive outcomes and achievements in this year‘s legislative session, and the 2019 General Assembly saw major successes on several of our policy priorities. For many, the lasting memory of the 2019 General Assembly will be sorrowful, because of the passing of Speaker Michael Busch one day before Sine Die.
As an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins, I am still new to the world of nonprofits, and the Legislative Preview was very eye-opening to me. I enjoyed hearing about the various policy issues brought up by the speakers, including the Kirwan Commission’s educational reforms presented by Mr. William E. Kirwan himself, and the campaign to […]
August may feel like a slow month, but issues at the federal level just keep coming. In the last few weeks, we’ve written about the serious pending attack on the Johnson Amendment’s protection of nonprofits’ nonpartisanship, and the new federal tax law’s damaging provisions on nonprofit tax liability for unrelated business income and transportation benefits. […]
Senate Bill 1045, enacted by the 2018 General Assembly, is a modest step to help the sustainability of our smaller nonprofit service organizations, and to streamline and simplify the treatment of indirect costs across state agencies and other intermediaries (or ‘pass though entities’), similar to the new OMB Uniform Guidance at the federal level. Under […]