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The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is leading an effort to block implementation of proposed regulations from the Treasury Department that would redefine what constitutes electioneering activities of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations under the Internal Revenue Code.

Late in 2013 we shared the announcement that the OMB had released new federal guidance that addresses the problem of governments not paying charitable nonprofit contractors and grantees for reasonable indirect costs. Recordings of a recent OMB webcast on this subject are now available to those who are interested in learning more.

Speaking with a gathering of nonprofit leaders at the Nonprofit Capitol Exchange, New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli (D) of Portsmouth, described the state’s critical need to invest in infrastructure and build access to care for those who need it.

In January 2014, a delegation of nonprofit leaders met with Governor Maggie Hassan and laid out a vision for what New Hampshire’s nonprofit sector can deliver as a partner to New Hampshire’s state government.

In his latest column for NH Business Review, Brad Cook offers a summary of bills currently under consideration by the NH Legislature. Of particular interest is Cook’s take on HB 1509 – a bill that would apply a tax on charitable nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire.

U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), members of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, today led a bipartisan group of senators in a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) underscoring the importance of maintaining the charitable tax deduction as the committee considers comprehensive tax reform.

Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster kicked off the 2014 Nonprofit Capitol Exchange series with a review of her work in Washington, D.C. and a conversation with nonprofit leaders covering a wide array of topics pertinent to New Hampshire’s nonprofit community.

State Representative David Hess (R-Hooksett) and Rep. Kenneth Weyler (R-Kingston) have submitted HB 1509, which, if enacted, would require certain sized nonprofits to pay the Business Enterprise Tax (BET).

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today released its long-anticipated overhaul of federal grants policies and procedures, and charitable nonprofits achieved several important goals that will strengthen organizations performing work in communities on behalf of governments and the nonprofit community as a whole.

Rick Cohen of Nonprofit Quarterly examines the Ryan-Murrey budget deal, which adds $45 billion to the top-line budget number in discretionary spending for 2014.

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