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New IRS Guidance for Employee Retention Tax Credit

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
The Internal Revenue Service issued on March 1st guidance for employers claiming the employee retention tax credit for calendar quarters in 2020, as established under CARES Act and modified by the year-end COVID relief bill (Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020). According to the IRS, the guidance in Notice 2021-20 PDF is similar to […]

Do Maine Nonprofits Have to Pay State Income Tax on PPP? Likely Not. 

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
There’s been a lot in the local media lately about the state proposal to tax forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, even though the federal government agreed not to. MANP reached out to legal professionals and state officials for a definitive answer as to whether nonprofits would also be taxed on this “income.” According to […]

President Biden’s Proposed $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Response Plan

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
President Biden recently released a framework for his comprehensive plan to address the COVID-19 crisis. His $1.9 trillion plan, which would require congressional approval, includes: Developing a national vaccination program in partnership with state and local governments; Providing for significant increases in testing to control the spread of COVID-19; Addressing racial disparities in COVID-19 resources […]

When our members talk, we listen!

by Katie Manter
Each year, MANP surveys our members, and the feedback helps us continue to offer the training, resources, and benefits that are most relevant to your needs. As we gear up for the 2021 survey (shameless plug – if you’re the primary contact for your organization, please keep an eye on your inbox for the link […]

Guidance on Second Round of PPP, EIDL Loans and Grants

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
The National Council of Nonprofits held a webinar on the Consolidated Appropriations Act on January 13, 20201. Watch the recording and view the slides for more details. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”), signed into law on December 27, 2020, updates several provisions from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, […]

How Did Nonprofits Fare in Latest COVID Relief Package?

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
The National Council of Nonprofits held a webinar on the Consolidated Appropriations Act on January 13, 20201. Watch the recording and view the slides for more details. Just before the turn of the year–and eight months after the CARES Act was signed into law–Congress passed a new Emergency COVID relief and Omnibus bill (The Consolidated […]

A Roundup of Nonprofit Compensation Reports: Strengths + Weaknesses

by Guest Blogger
There are many different sources of compensation data available to job seekers and employers. This post is part of a series on compensation in nonprofit organizations in Maine and provides a brief overview of the different sources to help you decide which sources make the most sense for your purpose. This is not a comprehensive […]

Taking Time to Celebrate

by Jennifer Hutchins
Looking back on 2020, Maine nonprofit staff and volunteers likely feel many things, but hopefully one is pride. In a year that turned out to be nothing like anyone planned and amidst enormous challenges, nonprofits across the state scrambled not just to adapt, but to connect, respond, contribute, and innovate. Many nonprofits ramped up operations […]

Four Biggest Mistakes People Make When Using Compensation Survey Data

by Guest Blogger
The 2020 Report on Nonprofit Wages and Benefits will be published soon. In advance of publishing, here are four mistakes to avoid when using compensation data: Mistake #1: Thinking the data are more than guidelines. Surveys are a snapshot in time reflecting the practices of those organizations who responded. The data is a record of […]

Are You Taking Advantage of the CARES Act to Maximize Year-End Giving?

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
To assist you with your solicitation efforts, MANP would like to provide sample language you and your organization can use when encouraging your donors to give before the end of the year based on soon-to-expire CARES Act provisions. The CARES Act allows itemizers to deduct up to 100% of their income this year instead of […]