Tonight, the North Carolina senate will vote on proposed tax legislation. If passed, and ultimately approved by the house, this legislation would forever change your ability to give to non-profit organizations and receive tax exemption.
At 1:30 today I spoke with Daniel from Ralph Hise’s office to confirm the report regarding the effect on this legislation regarding non-profits. He assured me that the tax reform legislation includes removing the ability to claim gifts to non-profits on one’s taxes.
Why does this matter?
Lunch Bunch receives $45,000 annually to help provide food for children who currently receive free and/or reduced breakfast and lunch. Every gift is tax deductible. Under this proposed legislation, according to Ralph Hise’s office, gifts to Lunch Bunch will no longer be tax exempt. Mr. Hise plans to vote for this legislation.
Churches receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts each year in McDowell County. They use these funds to spread the Gospel through tangible means, such as benevolence and food pantries. Under this proposed legislation, according to Ralph Hise’s office, gifts to churches will no longer be tax exempt. Mr. Hise plans to vote for this legislation.
Foundations pour tens of thousands of dollars into McDowell County to help alleviate poverty. Examples include the Corpening Foundation, the McDowell Foundation, the McDowell Endowment and the Community Foundation of North Carolina. In addition, we have begun the Grace Generations Foundation to support the “Embracing a Community” arm of our purpose statement here at Grace. Under this proposed legislation, according to Ralph Hise’s office, gifts to these foundations will no longer be tax exempt. Mr. Hise plans to vote for this legislation.
While I do not pretend to know all the details of this legislation, according to Ralph Hise’s office, the legislation will prohibit gifts from receiving tax exemption that are made to non-profits. Mr. Hise plans to vote for this legislation.
Please call Mr. Hise’s office at 1-919-733-4111. Have an intelligent (and Godly, truth filled) conversation with whoever answers. You can email Mr. Hise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love God’s Word in times like these:
The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:1-3
Pray that our leaders will do righteousness and justice.
And call too.
I just called and spoke with them. The gentleman who answered the phone said they have pulled this vote from tonights voting. While he could not tell me why the Senator planned to vote for this legislation, he indicated that the Senator planned to have further discussions with the Governor before this was voted on.
When I called, I was only able to leave a message. I will call again tomorrow and continue until I speak with someone who can give answers.
Tax exempt or not, I will still give. God is my source thus I will not fear what man can or for that matter can’t do to me in any matter. I do however keep up with these matters and pray for our leaders always. If I agree or not with their views, I pray for them to have their eyes opened to the will of the Lord in all things and take our nation, state,and county back to the God that founded our great America! If we as Christians rise and use our anger in a Godly way as Christ and not in sin, we can and will win ….when we rise.