Governor's State Address focuses on education and tax relief.
Why this matters: Outlines budget and policy priorities for the upcoming year.
On January 8th, Governor Brad Little delivered the 2024 State of the State Address and the FY2025 budget highlights. A few things to note for nonprofits in Idaho:
Property Tax Exceptions will be on the chopping block again.
Why this matters: Nonprofits sacrifice politics, privacy, and profits in exchange for property tax exemptions.
Last year, we saw two bills introduced that would limit the amount of property that nonprofit hospitals can claim as exempt.
New process implemented for setting the State budget
Why this matters: Nonprofits rely on federal and state pass through dollars and grants which can be debated during the budget process.
JFAC has significantly changed how it sets the State budget this year, and as part of the changes they have launched a new budget information website.
Changes to the Independent Contractor Rule
Why this matters: Nonprofits rely on contract employees and regular employees, and must know how to distinguish the differences between the two.
The Department of Labor has released its long-expected final rule: Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
This new (restored) rule identifies six factors to analyze employment status. All factors hold the same weight when coming to the final decision. The factors are:
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