- March 2011
- New Tax Deal Lowers Estate Tax and Extends IRA Charity Break
- Democrats Turn Back Republican Health Care Repeal Amendment
- House & Senate Committees Hold Hearings on Tax Reform
- Obama's Budget Plan Calls for Cut in Charitable Deductions
- Republicans Propose Big Federal Budget cuts That Impact Non Profits
- Many Nonprofits Face Lawsuits over Madoff's Fraud
- Senator's Investigation into Ministries Leads to Tax Review
- Officials Say Oregon Charity Shifted Millions to Iran
- Budget-Strapped Cities Charge Nonprofits New Fees
- Nonprofits in CA Face More Fiscal Strain
- Virginia A.G. Says No State Funds Can Legally Go To Charities
- NV Court Rules Donor-Advised Funds Can Ignore Donor Advice
- CT University Fights to Preserve Donor List Confidentiality
- OR Sues Veterans Charities Accused of Misusing Funds
- The IRS Steps Up Scrutiny of Nonprofits
- IRS Investigates CA Hospital's Charity's Nonprofit Status
- Automatic Revocations Will Reshape Nonprofits Beyond 2011
- Postal Rates to Increase in April 2011
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The New Congress Brings New Agenda for Nonprofits
Here is some of what the nonprofit world can expect from the new Congress.
Federal aid: Republicans, who now control the House and gained seats in the Senate, will take a hard line on spending, especially given pressure from the small-government Tea Part. This will be bad news for safety-net programs and programs that President Obama hoped to expand, like AmeriCorps; the Social Innovation Fund, which provides grants for promising nonprofit projects; and Promise Neighborhoods, which provides money for antipoverty projects modeled after Harlem Children Zone.
Scrutiny of nonprofits: Senator Charles E. Grassley, the Iowa Republican who has led a steady stream of investigations into alleged nonprofit abuses as chairman and then senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is expected to move to the top Republican post on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Some observers expect his successor, Senator Hatch (R –UT) to be less interested in nonprofit investigations. He is also more sympathetic than many other Republicans to national-service programs.
Charity oversight: With control of House oversight committees, Republican will be able to call hearings over controversies involving nonprofit groups or social programs that draw their suspicion.
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