The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy signed on to an Independent Sector open letter to all Senators asking Congress to renew and make permanent the IRA charitable rollover and other charitable giving extenders as of January 1, 2014.
Tax and Regulatory Issues
A letter from the IRS clarifying how foundations can support grantees that engage in lobbying and election-related activities.
HARTFORD, CT -- CCP Policy Update - Learn about the new tax changes affecting philanthropy and nonprofits.
HARTFORD, CT -- CCP follows up on bills SB1137 and SB38, that would have levied new taxes on nonprofits with endowments, pension accounts, or significant savings accounts.
HARTFORD, CT — Every four years since 1965, nonprofits have been required to remind municipal tax assessors why they should be exempt from property taxes. But according to a member survey conducted by the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, municipalities have been denying those tax exemptions on an increasing basis. About two thirds of the 35 nonprofits responding to the survey said their properties - which had a history of being tax exempt and had no changes of use - were suddenly being denied tax exemptions in 44 towns.
HARTFORD, CT -- David Obedzinski, president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, voices his concerns about changes in the federal tax law that may negatively impact charitable giving in 2018. He encourages increased volunteering and giving to nonprofits, "Let's work together to shift the focus to what's best for our community without leaning on a potential tax deduction as a motivator. Let's do it for the right reasons, together, as one generous nation, indivisible and with care for all."