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Category Archives: Nonprofit
Every nonprofit organization in the United States needs to be aware that May 15th is the deadline for filing Form 990 with the IRS for any organizations with a calendar fiscal year. The IRS has been strictly enforcing the automatic … Continue reading
UBI Liability – Why the IRS Final Compliance Report for Colleges and Universities is Required Reading for All Nonprofits
The IRS recently released its final Colleges and Universities Compliance Project Final Report. The report is the result of a study by the IRS of the tax practices of 400 colleges and universities. Among the topics discussed in the IRS … Continue reading
Anyone who has applied to the IRS for tax-exempt status in the past year or two knows that there are extensive delays in processing these applications. The processing time for applications, which has historically been about 3 months, started growing … Continue reading
When it comes to drafting and negotiating contracts, the best advice, in fact, may not be legal but poetic. In his poem “Mending Wall”, Robert Frost has his narrator counter the proverb “good fences make good neighbors” with this advice: … Continue reading
In December 2012, the Commission on Accountability & Policy for Religious Organizations presented a 91-page report to Senator Charles Grassley addressing various regulatory issues affecting the religious and broader nonprofit sector. Entitled Enhancing Accountability for the Religious and Broader Nonprofit … Continue reading
On January 1, Congress passed The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.” The law raises tax rates to a maximum of 39.6 percent for individuals with incomes over $400,000 and married couples filing joint returns with incomes … Continue reading
In a little noticed move, Charity Navigator revised its financial performance efficiency metrics, which are used to determine one of the three star ratings in its system, by deciding to ignore organizations’ allocation of joint costs when accounting for program, … Continue reading
Many New York City nonprofit organizations that use their properties for charitable and educational purposes have long enjoyed exemption from New York City property tax. Recently, a number of these organizations have received notices from the City’s Department of Finance … Continue reading
On November 7, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service issued several bulletins that relate to charitable efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy. Below is a summary of some of the key announcements. 1. Qualified disaster relief payments will not be … Continue reading