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senate Bill S. 3332

Restoring Nonprofits’ Federal Tax Deduction for Employee Benefits

Argument in favor

Nonprofit organizations don’t have the budgets or staff to handle the new tax rule requiring them to pay federal taxes on employee benefits. Moreover, imposing taxes on “nonprofit” organizations makes it harder for them to lift up their communities.

Laura's Opinion
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09/08/2018
I support this for non-profits but not churches.
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Kelli's Opinion
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09/08/2018
The vast majority of churches run on a bare minimum budget. The showy ones with mansions and airplanes are a very small minority. Please don’t throw all churches under the bus for the sins of the few. Same goes for nonprofits that provide social services, they operate on bare bones budgets. One-size-fits-all assumptions about anything, when based on hearsay, are not solid foundations. A few minutes of sincere research is worth everyone’s effort.
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JTJ's Opinion
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09/08/2018
This is an unintended consequence of the new tax law that needs to be rectified.
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Argument opposed

The new tax rules create greater parity between nonprofit and for-profit organizations in order to simply the tax code for all organizations. Rolling back the new rules in pieces defeats the purpose of the new, simpler tax code.

Thelma's Opinion
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09/08/2018
Religious entities should pay taxes, period. If they are going to wade into political battles, they should pay taxes. If their leadership is going to buy mansions, airplanes, and give political contributions, they should pay taxes. Taxes pay for the roads they drive on, the emergency systems they count on, the infrastructure they need. Enough is enough. They bring in money, they should pay taxes on it.
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Lexpost's Opinion
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09/08/2018
Not all nonprofits are beneficial to our country and civil society. Political Action Committees (PAC’s) are also created under the guise of being non profit, but it would seem that, in order to create favorable conditions for their candidates, they spend inordinate amounts of money sowing discord, enmity among the citizenry, suspicions of treasonous intents fracturing the electorate and, I suspect, are the true targets of this legislation. It seems to me that this is overly broad and I can’t support it as is.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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09/08/2018
Tax churches. The whole concept of what a non-profit is needs to be redefined. It shouldn’t include faith-based organizations, religious schools, missions or missionary organizations. It also shouldn’t include political organizations like pacs and superfund organizations. Basically, if it files anything other than a 990-N, it should be paying taxes.
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    I support this for non-profits but not churches.
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    Religious entities should pay taxes, period. If they are going to wade into political battles, they should pay taxes. If their leadership is going to buy mansions, airplanes, and give political contributions, they should pay taxes. Taxes pay for the roads they drive on, the emergency systems they count on, the infrastructure they need. Enough is enough. They bring in money, they should pay taxes on it.
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    Not all nonprofits are beneficial to our country and civil society. Political Action Committees (PAC’s) are also created under the guise of being non profit, but it would seem that, in order to create favorable conditions for their candidates, they spend inordinate amounts of money sowing discord, enmity among the citizenry, suspicions of treasonous intents fracturing the electorate and, I suspect, are the true targets of this legislation. It seems to me that this is overly broad and I can’t support it as is.
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    Tax churches. The whole concept of what a non-profit is needs to be redefined. It shouldn’t include faith-based organizations, religious schools, missions or missionary organizations. It also shouldn’t include political organizations like pacs and superfund organizations. Basically, if it files anything other than a 990-N, it should be paying taxes.
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    The vast majority of churches run on a bare minimum budget. The showy ones with mansions and airplanes are a very small minority. Please don’t throw all churches under the bus for the sins of the few. Same goes for nonprofits that provide social services, they operate on bare bones budgets. One-size-fits-all assumptions about anything, when based on hearsay, are not solid foundations. A few minutes of sincere research is worth everyone’s effort.
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    This is an unintended consequence of the new tax law that needs to be rectified.
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    The notion that all non profit organizations are cash strapped is ridiculous.
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    PACs operate under the guise of being non profit organizations. Some church leader get involved in politics. The evangelicals do not understand what separation of Church and State mean. All Americans should not be forced to follow their beliefs.
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    Let's get this done.
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    "Simplifying the tax code" is not a sufficient reason to take money away from organizations that often don't have enough of it to begin with.
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    This is a great way for "non/profits," that are really small businesses, from being responsible. A great example are the super large multi- million dollar churches. Of course it hurts real non-profits.
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    Churches want to play politics they need to pay the price
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    Because non profits are who bridge the gap that is left when for-profit Enterprises get stingy selfish and refuse to pay taxes, and we have sure seen a lot of that in the last 40 years do not overburden nonprofits or nobody will be there to save your children
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    Give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. Pay your share or forfeit the benefits of our republic.
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    The new tax bills are for wallstreet and 1%ers...only.. the working class really getting royally screwed
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    Remove PACs from being nonprofit. Repeal Citizens United.
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    I would vote in favor of this bill if it clarified that super PACs are excluded from this tax deduction.
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    Taxation is theft. The more we can reduce or eliminate it, the better.
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    No, until someone can explain the logic behind how large corporations such as the Catholic Church, Church of Scientology, and non-profit hospitals like UPMC in Pittsburgh are allowed to operate and not pay taxes such as this one. Everyone, even non-profits, should have to pay their fair share.
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    The republicans tax plan to aid the wealthiest Americans was not well thought out and just rushed into place. Kinda like how children act when opening presents on Christmas morning.
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