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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

New Tax Bill Eliminates Many Popular Individual Deductions/Exclusions, Adds Excise Tax and Clarifies IRA/Pension Provisions

On November 2, 2017, House Republicans released their highly anticipated tax reform proposal formally named the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act"). The Act must be approved by both the House and the Senate and signed by the...more

Executive Order Regarding Contraceptive Mandate Directed toward Religious Employers

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Late last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to look into exempting religious employers from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate. Qualifying religious employers...more

UPDATE: President Trump Signs “Johnson Amendment” Executive Order Limiting Treasury’s Actions Against Religious Organizations...

On May 4, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that directs the executive branch to limit its enforcement of the “Johnson Amendment.” As previously reported, the Johnson Amendment prohibits organizations that are...more

Update on the Department of Labor’s New Fiduciary Rules and Subsequent Challenges

On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor under the Obama administration issued a new final rule and exemptions addressing when a person providing investment advice with respect to an employee benefit plan or individual...more

501(c)(3)s and the 2016 Federal Election: Do You Know What Your Employees Are Doing?

by Genova Burns LLC on

As the 2016 presidential primary season proceeds, we are quickly approaching the summer conventions and the November presidential election. With the political contests becoming more heated, this post is part of a new series...more

New Law Imposes Additional Requirements on NGOs Operating in China

Until recently, there have been few formal regulations regarding the operation of foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in China. While the Chinese government has expressed skepticism and, at times, hostility toward...more

President Obama Approves the Consolidated Appropriations Act with Key Employee Benefits Provisions

The Consolidated Appropriations Act to fund the government through 2016 was passed and enacted on December 18. The law contains a number of benefits-related provisions, including a two-year delay of the 40-percent excise tax...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

Over the past several days, the second open enrollment period through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) health insurance exchanges began; Republican lawmakers, now with majorities in both the House and the Senate, explored...more

Stop the Presses!

by Buchalter on

A recent client alert warned of impending changes in the California non-profit hospital world because of a new bill giving the Attorney General’s office greater powers than ever before to approve, deny, or modify mergers...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more

Proposal Seeks To Make California The Artificer And Enforcer Of Caps On Executive Compensation

by Allen Matkins on

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced that the proponents of an initiative measure could begin collecting petition signatures for their measure. If this measure makes it on to the ballot and is...more

Political Activities By Non-Profit Educational Institutions

by Fisher Phillips on

The 2012 election season is upon us. There will be hotly-debated contests throughout the nation, culminating in national and local contests this fall. Each political cycle, schools face questions regarding their...more

Education Update - January 2012, No. 1

by Fisher Phillips on

In This Issue: - The Student-Teacher Bond: How Close Is Too Close? By Dianna Bowen (Dallas) A recent court ruling in Texas shines a spotlight on the student-teacher boundary issues in schools. Recent headlines...more

Treasury Releases Long-Overdue Report on Supporting Organizations and Donor Advised Funds

Along with making significant changes to the rules for supporting organizations (“SOs”) and donor advised funds (“DAFs”) in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (the “PPA”), Congress directed that Treasury conduct a study on...more

IRS Issues Liberal Ruling Regarding Exempt Organizations and Political Action Committees

Last month the IRS issued Private Letter Ruling 201127013 (the “Ruling”), which held that an organization classified as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity (the “Parent”) will not lose its Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status...more

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