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Court Rejects Illinois Unemployment Tax on Religious Ministry

An Illinois court ruled recently that the state can’t tax a religious ministry to underprivileged children. The Illinois Department of Employment Security had attempted to assess unemployment compensation taxes to By the Hand Club For Kids, a ministry of The Moody Church, reversing the Department’s previous determinations that By the Hand was nontaxable since its creation in 2001.

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Court thwarts Illinois agency’s attempt to tax religious ministry to underprivileged children

Alliance for Defending Freedom  An Illinois court ruled Wednesday that the state can’t tax a religious ministry to underprivileged children.

University Foundations Have Some Lessons to Learn

Nonprofit Quarterly  University support foundations exist to fund school activities, student scholarships, and faculty programs. Like most nonprofits, they raise money from alumni, other foundations, corporations, and independent donors.

Why Oversight Matters: A Tale of Two Nonprofit State Regulatory Systems

Non Profit Quarterly New Hampshire currently has eight staff assigned to nonprofits, while Vermont has one—whose office has only “specific and limited” oversight responsibilities

'Nonprofit in Name Only:' Grand Canyon University's Conversion Criticized

Phoenix New Times Two years ago, Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller was fuming. The for-profit university had been blocked by its accreditor after an attempt to convert to a nonprofit institution. 

Americans for Prosperity’s Nonprofit Status Challenged in New Hampshire

Nonprofit Quarterly The nonprofit conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has been challenged in New Hampshire by a group of Republican lawmakers who say that the organization is in violation of rules for nonprofits operating in the state.

Nonprofits Divided On Future Of SCOTUS

The Nonprofit Times  Nonprofit advocacy leaders are gearing up for a fight in the wake of the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy and thus the potential for a second appointment

The Supreme Court Hands a Win to the Pro-Life Movement

The Atlantic The Supreme Court handed a big win to the pro-life movement on Tuesday. In a 5–4 decision in NIFLA v.

Religious leaders push back on Republicans for new GOP tax law

The Hill  Religious leaders are slamming the GOP's tax-code rewrite for its requirement that churches, synagogues and other nonprofit organizations start paying a tax on some of the fringe b

Republican tax law hits churches

Politico  Republicans have quietly imposed a new tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dol

Life after Wayfair

Politico  Making Heads and Tails, Post Wayfair: State officials around the country are beginning to explore a range of possibilities for taxing online sales - which is not surprising, consid

Court thwarts Illinois agency’s attempt to tax religious ministry to underprivileged children

Alliance for Defending Freedom  An Illinois court ruled Wednesday that the state can’t tax a religious ministry to underprivileged children.

University Foundations Have Some Lessons to Learn

Nonprofit Quarterly  University support foundations exist to fund school activities, student scholarships, and faculty programs. Like most nonprofits, they raise money from alumni, other foundations, corporations, and independent donors.