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Public Policy + Advocacy

If At First You Don’t Succeed

by Jennifer Gray
State House Update Tomorrow evening, Governor LePage will be presenting his final State of the State speech. It’s our understanding that he will use the opportunity to again push for taxing nonprofits. Yes, he has tried repeatedly, without success, to accomplish this goal. We encourage the nonprofit community to not be lackadaisical but rather to […]

Advocacy Update: Maine’s Legislative Session is Off and Running + Federal Update

by Jennifer Gray
The second session of Maine’s 128th Legislature is either moving along quickly or slowly depending on what issues you’re working on. Here’s an update on some of the issues we’re tracking plus a federal update. Overtime The Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee held a public hearing last week on LD 1769 which addresses […]

Kabam! Maine Nonprofits Rocked it on Nonprofit Day!

by Jennifer Gray
Thank you to all who participated in our 15th Annual Nonprofit Day!! It was a smashing success. Nonprofits in the House We were thrilled that so many legislators – Republicans, Democrats, Independents and Unenrolled – stopped by to say hello and learn about Maine’s vital nonprofit sector. Many thanks to Senators Langley and Vitelli and […]

The Tax Bill: How Does It Affect Maine Nonprofits?

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin January 2017, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. Note: MANP’s partners at the National Council of Nonprofits are hosting a free webinar on Thursday, January 11, Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits. Well, the […]

Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits

by Jennifer Gray
Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits National Webinar: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm EASTERN The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted just days before the New Year, contains sweeping changes. Those changes create immediate uncertainty about compliance challenges and certain threats as states scramble to change their […]

Hot topics in 2017 to help you plan for what’s ahead in 2018

by Guest Blogger
This article from the National Council of Nonprofits is reprinted with permission.  “Impossible to see, the future is.” — Yoda While it may be impossible to anticipate fully what 2018 has in store for charitable nonprofits, we think there are important takeaways from some of the hottest topics that surfaced in 2017. We’re sharing our […]

What’s in the Federal Tax Bill?

by Jennifer Gray
Reprinted with permission from the National Council of Nonprofits. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act What’s In the Tax Bill The 503-page tax bill provides significant, permanent tax cuts for corporations and other businesses, and temporarily lowers taxes and repeals many deductions for most individuals, all at a cost of at least $1.5 trillion over the […]

Time to Protect the Johnson Amendment – Updated Dec. 12

by Jennifer Gray
The Senate passed its tax reform bill. There is good news – the Senate bill does not include language weakening the Johnson Amendment. The House version contains language that essentially guts the Johnson Amendment. It’ll be up to the committee of conference to decide. Join us in contacting Sen. Susan Collins and urge her to […]

Tax Reform Advances in House and Senate

by Jennifer Gray
The following content from the National Council of Nonprofits has been reprinted with permission.  Last week, federal tax reform advanced through the full U.S. House of Representatives and the key Senate committee. This post provides charitable nonprofits and their stakeholders with information to plan and advocate on behalf of their missions. What Has Happened So Far? […]

Federal Tax Reform Update

by Jennifer Gray
The following content from the National Council of Nonprofits has been reprinted with permission.  Two Councils Say: Vote House Bill Down, Start Over The National Council of Nonprofit and the Council on Foundations issued a joint statement declaring the House tax reform bill fatally flawed and calling for its defeat when the House of Representatives […]