Tell Legislators: Don’t Tax Nonprofits!

Connecticut’s fiscal crisis has given rise to a proposal (HB-7322) that would eliminate the sales tax exemption for community nonprofits. This proposal will take $200 million away from our communities and the people who live in them and place a tremendous financial burden on the nonprofit services that communities depend on. Read the immediate response from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO, The Alliance. Instead, policymakers need to shift more state-run services into the nonprofit sector so the State can save money and we can protect critical programs from cuts and serve more people in need.
ACTION NEEDED TODAY: Please take two minutes today to contact members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee telling them to reject the proposal to eliminate the sales tax exemption for nonprofits.The Finance Committee is expected to hold a public hearing on the bill on Tuesday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. in the LOB. We need a strong showing of nonprofits testifying in-person, in opposition to this proposal.

Check out our Fact Sheet for more information: Why Is The Nonprofit Sales Tax Exemption Essential for Connecticut?

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The Alliance is pleased to release the following:  Estimates of state savings of $1.3 billion by converting certain DDS and DMHAS services from state operation to the nonprofit sector; Results of a survey by The Alliance on the impact of 10% budget cuts on nonprofits and the people they serve – for example, over 80% expect to lay off staff.
Click here to send a message to your legislators about these reports using The Alliance’s new Contact Your Legislator application. Remember to follow up with a telephone call within the next 24-48 hours and underscore how your agency, employees and clients would be negatively affected by budget cuts and a failure to increase use of nonprofits to deliver services.

 

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Nonprofit Quarterly: Nonprofits Oppose Plan Cutting Sales Tax Exemption

Nonprofits Oppose New CT Plan that Would Cut Sales Tax Exemption By Lauren Karch | Nonprofit Quarterly | April 27, 2017 Connecticut lawmakers are debating a proposed bill that would raise the state’s sales tax from 6.35 percent to nearly 7 percent while eliminating the sales tax exemption on goods and services purchased by nonprofit… Read more »

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