President Trump’s nominee to be deputy Treasury secretary today defended the agency’s decision to scrap donor disclosure rules for most tax-exempt organizations. Treasury and the IRS announced the policy change last week, saying the IRS no longer has an administrative need for continuing the routine collection of donor names and addresses. Charities and section 527… Read more »

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has earned a Power of A Summit Award for its collaborative work with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), that focuses on building the capacity of professionals and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean to address communication disorders…. Read more »

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said July 18 he plans on releasing an outline of his “Tax Reform 2.0” package next week. Brady’s outline is expected to include a number of tax bills that could be passed at the same time this fall, including a measure to make permanent some of… Read more »

Funding to implement the Labor Department’s new rule expanding access to association health plans (AHPs) is not included in appropriations bills approved recently by House and Senate committees. The Labor Department’s regulation was finalized in June, allowing more groups to form AHPs as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act health exchanges. Under the final… Read more »

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) postponed a vote on President Trump’s nominee to helm the IRS after Democrats protested the administration’s decision earlier this week to scrap donor disclosure requirements for most nonprofits. Hatch said the committee will reconvene and vote later today, once he is assured that enough committee Republicans show up… Read more »