Advocacy News

In this timely article from the Nonprofit Quarterly, Editor-in-Chief Ruth McCambridge takes a pragmatic look at what nonprofit boards can do right now as news reports predict an impending period of instability that may or may not come to fruition. She posits that in times like these, “Good governance and effective, efficient management are never more important.”

In a new report, The Nonprofit Overtime Implementation Conundrum, the National Council of Nonprofits presents the findings from a national survey of nonprofits with government grants and contracts regarding the challenges of compliance with the new overtime regulations.

Policy changes coming out of Washington, D.C., this spring are expected to affect the costs and operations of New Hampshire nonprofit organizations that have government grants and contracts. The policy changes involve the expected publication of the Labor Department's revised overtime regulations and potential revisions to the OMB Uniform Guidance affecting how nonprofits spend grant funds.

Governor Maggie Hassan formally swore in Jeffrey Meyers as New Hampshire's Commissioner of Health and Human Services at the statehouse on February 1st.

The NH Secretary of State has issued a correction to the nonprofit entity revocation letters they sent at the beginning of the year.

The Treasury Department and IRS announced this week that it is withdrawing the proposed Gift Substantiation regulation.

Governor Hassan has nominated Jeff Meyers to replace current DHHS Commissioner Nick Toumpas, who will step down on January 8th.

Senator Pat Roberts has introduced legislation to block a planned Internal Revenue Service regulation to allow charities to submit contributors' Social Security numbers to substantiate donations for tax purposes, Accounting Today reports. The Kansas Republican said the IRS could not be trusted to safeguard donors' personal information and might later make the optional provision of such data mandatory.

Comments on proposed new rules from the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service are due by Wednesday, December 16th.

A vote of 17-0 by the full House Ways and Means Committee on November 4th recommended "interim study" for HB 569, a proposal by Representative Hess to impose the Business Enterprise Tax on NH's 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

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