MNN Statement on Senate Tax Proposal

On Saturday, the U.S. Senate passed its tax legislation.  Despite containing several provisions harmful to the nonprofit sector, it did not weaken or repeal the Johnson Amendment, an important part of the current tax code that keeps nonprofits free from partisan politics and focused on their missions.

The conference committee is expected to take very swift action on reconciling the House and Senate versions of tax legislation.  The House version includes language significantly weakening the Johnson Amendment—language that must not be included in the final bill.

MNN will continue to work to protect nonprofit independence, working with its 800 members, the entire Massachusetts nonprofit community, the National Council of Nonprofits, Independent Sector, and the Council on Foundations.