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Statement from Gian-Carl Casa on HB7408, a bill that would require nonprofits to pay a fee to municipalities

April 4, 2019 Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance on H.B. 7408, a bill that would require nonprofits to pay a fee to municipalities for providing road maintenance and police, fire, and emergency services [section 6] which was raised today by the Finance Committee: “After more than a decade… Read more »

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Face the State: Officials say flat funding for nonprofits falls short

April 14, 2019 Click here to watch Gian-Carl Casa on WFSB’s Face the State with Susan Raff.

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Op-Ed: A Tax By Any Other Name is Still a Tax

April 12, 2019 by Gian-Carl Casa Tucked into a large bill concerning local revenues is a proposal that would allow municipalities to assess a tax – this time called a “municipal public safety and infrastructure benefit charge” – on nonprofits of all types. Section 6 of HB 7408 specifies a formula for determining the tax,… Read more »

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Face the Facts with Max Reiss: Nonprofits hurt by federal tax changes

April 14, 2019 Watch Alliance member Kristie Scott, President & CEO of Perception Programs and Gian-Carl Casa on “Face the Facts” with NBC Connecticut’s Max Reiss, talking about the challenges created by federal tax changes. The segment begins about eight minutes into this video:

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CTNewsJunkie: Municipalities, Nonprofits Square Off Over Tax Bill

April 11, 2019 HARTFORD, CT — The leader of Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby blamed the state for making it necessary to propose legislation that would allow municipalities to tax nonprofits. “It is state policy that has pitted local governments versus nonprofits,” Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, executive director and CEO Joe DeLong told the Finance, Revenue,… Read more »

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Hartford Business Journal: Some local nonprofits are seeing fewer donations in wake of federal tax law changes

Kristie Scott got an unwelcome surprise this year. When she looked at how much her Windham-based addiction and mental health services nonprofit, Perception Programs, has been able to raise through its annual fundraiser she did a double take. “Did I write a crappy letter? Did [the letters] all go out?” she asked herself. As of… Read more »

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