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senate Bill S. 632

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.

Sandy 's Opinion
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07/06/2019
This should only be done after these charities are thoroughly investigated as to whether they are actually nonprofits, who their employees are, whether they receive funds from the charity, how much, is it reported income, and how the rest of their funds are spent. There is so much fraud out there, that may actually be more fraudulent charities than real ones.
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Kathi13's Opinion
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07/06/2019
We need to make charitable giving effective again.
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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07/06/2019
Senate S.362 “Lessening Impediments from Taxes (LIFT) for Charities” I recommend and support the passage of the Senate Bill S.362 AKA the “Lessening Impediments from Taxes (LIFT) for Charities Act” which would eliminate a tax provision that requires charities, churches, and other traditionally tax-exempt organizations to pay federal taxes on employee benefits. It’d amend the Internal Revenue Code to modify how the unrelated business taxable income of tax-exempt organizations is determined, so that certain fringe benefits for which a tax deduction isn’t currently allowed -- such as transportation benefits, parking, or an on-premises athletic facility -- would no longer be taxed.  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. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻 S.362 👍🏻👍🏻. 7.6.19.....
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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.

Mark's Opinion
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07/06/2019
Garbage bill. If churches want to play politics they can pay taxes.
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Jeanne's Opinion
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07/06/2019
Churches are political organizations and must pay their taxes.
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Laura's Opinion
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07/06/2019
Nope. It pains me to think of legitimate nonprofits being financially burdened, but in the end I have to say no because too many clearly for-profit and highly political organizations hide behind the nonprofit label. Prime example number one would be the NRA. Or how about the Trump Foundation, which was forced to close due to a “shocking pattern of illegality”? There are also far too many churches that preach politics from the pulpit. I’m not talking the social justice lessons of Jesus, but rather the “if you are a Christian you will vote for... or vote against....” I grew up hearing sitting on the pew of my local Baptist Church (back when I attended Baptist churches). Furthermore, I’m familiar enough with my Senator (James Lankford) to say with certainty the nonprofit organizations I support are not the ones he’s trying to protect. Don’t trust him. Don’t trust this bill. https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxvox/four-new-reasons-question-federal-tax-exemption-non-profits
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    This should only be done after these charities are thoroughly investigated as to whether they are actually nonprofits, who their employees are, whether they receive funds from the charity, how much, is it reported income, and how the rest of their funds are spent. There is so much fraud out there, that may actually be more fraudulent charities than real ones.
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    Garbage bill. If churches want to play politics they can pay taxes.
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    Churches are political organizations and must pay their taxes.
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    Tax the churches.
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    Nope. It pains me to think of legitimate nonprofits being financially burdened, but in the end I have to say no because too many clearly for-profit and highly political organizations hide behind the nonprofit label. Prime example number one would be the NRA. Or how about the Trump Foundation, which was forced to close due to a “shocking pattern of illegality”? There are also far too many churches that preach politics from the pulpit. I’m not talking the social justice lessons of Jesus, but rather the “if you are a Christian you will vote for... or vote against....” I grew up hearing sitting on the pew of my local Baptist Church (back when I attended Baptist churches). Furthermore, I’m familiar enough with my Senator (James Lankford) to say with certainty the nonprofit organizations I support are not the ones he’s trying to protect. Don’t trust him. Don’t trust this bill. https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxvox/four-new-reasons-question-federal-tax-exemption-non-profits
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    Employee benefits for non-profits should be taxed. An employee by definition draws a wage and will be entitled to societal benefits in the future. Employers need to pay their taxes to support those benefits. There are many non-profits who abuse their status; religious groups where every member declares themselves as independent non-profit entities, charitable organizations whose paid telemarketing solicitors bombard us daily- and have administrative costs in excess of 30%; and other charitable organizations discovered to be outright frauds. If you can gather donations to pay an employee, you can pay taxes on their benefits. If a non-profit is a “righteous” organization, they should be able to find a volunteer to help with the paperwork.
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    Please let all Non profits pay their share including churches!
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    This is not what is needed. Repeal the tax scam. Tax corporations. Tax the wealthy 1%.
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    Absolutely NOT. Churches should lose all tax exemption and pay their fair share. Churches and religious entities are more tax havens for unethical, immoral people who tax advantage of the tax payers for their financial gains. They often cause more harm than good. Discrimination and hate against other denominations not like them. Excommunication of innocent victims, for hateful, spiteful, jealous reasons, which can cause suicides. Preachers of uneducated propaganda. Protecting Christian Priests that rape little boys, some of which have committed suicide, some have also raped, and many have resulted in crime. Criminal evangelicals who have taken 100’s of millions of dollars for their mansions, multiple jet planes, luxury trips around the world. Disgusting, vile people and so-called “Representatives of GOD”. Once a Conservative, always a Conservative. A threat and danger to humans and the planet.
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    We need to make charitable giving effective again.
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    Why are major league teams and churches non-profit organizations? These greedy entities need to pay taxes. Period.
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    Senate S.362 “Lessening Impediments from Taxes (LIFT) for Charities” I recommend and support the passage of the Senate Bill S.362 AKA the “Lessening Impediments from Taxes (LIFT) for Charities Act” which would eliminate a tax provision that requires charities, churches, and other traditionally tax-exempt organizations to pay federal taxes on employee benefits. It’d amend the Internal Revenue Code to modify how the unrelated business taxable income of tax-exempt organizations is determined, so that certain fringe benefits for which a tax deduction isn’t currently allowed -- such as transportation benefits, parking, or an on-premises athletic facility -- would no longer be taxed.  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. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻 S.362 👍🏻👍🏻. 7.6.19.....
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    The government needs to allow nonprofits and charities to be tax exempt for employee benefits. They do work that would be impossible for for-profit or government agencies to do for the same cost. They lift our communities up and meet important needs.
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    Non-profits should get as much help as they can. It would be worth investigating some groups that should never be deemed non-profit. Many of these groups do nothing but scam people.
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    What does being political have to do with not receiving tax benefits? First, it was the pastors from their pulpits who spurred on the colonists to fight the British despot. Some not only bled and died beside the men in their community militias, they led them into battle! Not for profit political organizations - you mean like Planned Parenthood, SPLC, CAIR...? I oppose all tax breaks on principle, because we should have a flat tax with no deductions. #FileOnAPostcard. No one should donate in order to receive a tax deduction. We don't even keep track of ours, and use the standard deduction. Third, the Left would be all over this if they realized how many "churches" promoted abortion and homosexual marriage.
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    Churches shouldn’t be tax exempt bcz they only benefit their own followers and they are corrupt.
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    Everyone, including non-profits, churchs, the rich. Everyone. People not paying taxes is what’s ruined the United States of America.
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    Tax exempt organizations, specifically churches that preach politics from the pulpit, need to be taxed
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    PAC are non profit organizations and pay there employee. They would get social security, Medicare, disability and other things and not payed in to it. You may have complained about immigrants getting benefits that work and pay into in to the system. Talk about free loader non profit!
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    We all know there’s profit to be made in non profit charities and organizations and as such the employees should be benefiting. Employee health over corporate profit, especially in a “non profit “ charitable situation
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