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Sweeping Tax Reform Impacts Tax-Exempt Organizations

After a short period of deliberations by the House of Representatives (the “House”) and the Senate, President Trump signed the final version of H.R. 1 into Public Law No. 115-97 on December 22, 2017 (the “New Law”). The New...more

Tax Cut and Jobs Act Changes Will Impact Tax Exempt Organizations

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Charitable organizations no doubt have questions following the passage of the Tax Cut and Job Changes Act. Many are rightly concerned about the impact of the increased estate tax exemption amounts, the expanded standard...more

Tax Reform Advisory:  Exempt Organizations

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), implementing sweeping changes to United States tax regimes for exempt organizations, businesses in which...more

Private Client & Trust Tax Reform Advisory

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), implementing sweeping changes to United States income tax regimes for individuals and businesses and...more

Nonprofit Guide To The “Tax Cuts And Jobs Act”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The 2017 “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” impacts tax-exempt organizations in a variety of ways, including by reducing incentives for charitable giving, applying an excise tax on executive compensation in excess of $1 million per...more

Tax Change for the Tax-Exempt: How Will Organizations – and Their Donors – Be Affected?

by Baker Donelson on

The final Republican tax cut bill includes several provisions expected to impact tax-exempt organizations, their donors and their employees. First, the bill temporarily increases the charitable deduction amount allowed to...more

Impact on Commuter Benefits Programs

The tax reform bill (H.R. 1) approved by the House and Senate this week, and expected to be signed by the President, eliminates the deduction available to employers for the provision of qualified transportation fringe (“QTF”)...more

When and Where are the Best Places to Donate?

by Moskowitz LLP on

You should consider donating on or before 12/31/17 as the tax law appears to be going to make a major change for 2018. Although it appears that the charitable deduction will remain a lot less people are predicted to be going...more

Tax Bill Causes Alarm for Some Charities and Tax-Exempt Organizations

by Polsinelli on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has been renamed the Amendment of 1986 Code, was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. Many are calling it the most sweeping overhaul to the United States tax system in...more

Provisions of the Final Tax Reform Bill Affecting Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations

On December 20, 2017, the Senate and House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (“Tax Reform Bill”). President Trump is expected to sign the Tax Reform Bill by early January. The Tax Reform...more

The Dust Settles: Key Provisions of the Tax Bill for Nonprofit Organizations

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On December 20, 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA), which now awaits President Trump’s signature. Among many changes that the TCJA will bring to current federal tax law, several will affect tax-exempt,...more

Compromise Tax Reform Bill

by Stoel Rives LLP on

After the House and Senate passed different versions of a comprehensive tax reform bill, a conference committee convened and released on Friday a compromise version of comprehensive tax reform, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”...more

The Effect of Tax Reform on Michigan Charter Schools

by Miller Canfield on

Many recent press reports have warned of the negative affect tax reform could have on charter schools around the country. These reports focus on the proposed elimination of private activity bonds (“PABs”) under the House tax...more

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill

On November 16, the House of Representatives passed an amended version of H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” by a vote of 227-205 (the “House Bill”). On November 20, 2017, the Senate Finance Committee released the Senate’s...more

2017 Charitable Gifts

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

If the pending tax bills are reconciled by Congress and enacted into law, there is likely to be a substantial reduction in the number of individuals that will itemize their deductions. For many taxpayers, this may mean they...more

New California Laws for Nonprofit Health Care: What Facilities Need to Know

by Polsinelli on

Nonprofit health care facilities should evaluate what upcoming California law changes mean for their businesses. The new laws, which impact required notices and approvals from the state Attorney General’s office, take effect...more

Tax Reform: Nonprofits and their Executives Brace for Impact

The Senate voted yesterday to begin formal negotiations with the House of Representatives to reconcile their two versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill that seeks to make sweeping changes to federal tax law....more

Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations Brace for Impact as Senate Tax Reform Bill Passes

Update. We described in a previous blog post major changes that tax-exempt hospitals and other tax-exempt organizations in the healthcare industry face in the tax reform proposals working their way through Congress. In the...more

House and Senate Bills Contain Tax Increases for Tax-Exempt Organizations

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

To offset proposed business tax cuts, the Senate and House tax reform bills seek to raise revenue from tax-exempt organizations. The House passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on November 16, and the Senate passed...more

House Passes Tax Bill; Senate Proposal on Track for Vote

On November 2, 2017, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Initial House Bill”). Our previous alert discussed the possible impact of certain provisions...more

“Philanthro-sales”: How the Tax-Bill Exception Could Provide a New Venue for Private Foundations

by Nilan Johnson Lewis PA on

Outside-the-box-thinking could give private foundations a reason to be excited about an obscure provision in the tax bills passed by the House and currently pending in the Senate....more

Proposed Tax Reform Legislation Would Increase Financing Costs for Issuers of Tax-Exempt Bonds

by Miller Canfield on

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed its Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “House Bill”), and while much of the national media has focused on its impact on corporate and individual tax rates and deductions, the bill also...more

Senate Tax Bill Maintains Private Activity Bonds While Terminating Advanced Refundings

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Introduced on November 9, 2017, the Senate Tax Bill would maintain private activity bonds (“PABs”). With this positive development, advocates will press Senate committee members to reverse their decision to terminate advanced...more

Potential Impact of House Tax Reform Bill on Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations

On November 2, 2017, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled their tax reform bill (the “Bill”), entitled the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The Bill proposes significant changes to the current U.S. federal income...more

Tax-Exempt Hospitals & Other Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations Not Immune from Federal Tax Reform

As federal tax reform efforts proceed rapidly in both chambers of Congress, tax-exempt hospitals and other tax-exempt healthcare organizations are facing major potential changes. New tax burdens on tax-exempt organizations...more

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