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What to Consider When Changing Your Mission Statement

A wise person once said, “The only thing that is constant in life is change.” This principle lends itself well to the world of nonprofit organizations. A variety of factors cause nonprofit organizations to change. From...more

IRS clarifies procedures for organizations with pending exemption applications that fail to file Form 990

The Internal Revenue Service last month published a memorandum for its exempt organizations specialists regarding the treatment of exempt organizations still awaiting their determination letters that have failed to file an...more

Deadline Approaching to Avoid Losing Tax Exempt Status

May 15 is a key deadline for many tax-exempt organizations. The Form 990 series returns are due on the 15th day of the 5th month after the end of the tax year. For most organizations that run on a calendar year, that...more

IRS Reminds Tax-Exempt Organizations About Important Filing Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a news release (IR-2014-57), alerting tax-exempt organizations regarding the May 15 filing deadline for the Form 990. Tax-exempt organizations with a December 31 fiscal year end...more

2013 Form 990 Due May 15, 2014 - IRS Revisions to the Form 990 and Instructions

For tax-exempt organizations operating on a calendar year, the May 15, 2014 filing due date for the 2013 Form 990 is fast approaching. Each year the IRS issues a new Form 990 with corresponding instructions. It is important...more

The Waiting Game: What to Do (and Not Do) While an Exemption Application is Pending

So, you have thoughtfully and thoroughly prepared the Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) (“Form 1023” or “application”) on behalf of a charity, and filed it with the IRS along with a...more

It’s The Most Wonderful Time (For 990 Filings) Of The Year

As the nation recovers from the latest series of winter storms, let the rise of temperatures serve as a reminder of the incoming season – tax filing season. For institutional non-profits such as colleges and universities,...more

IRS Draft of 2013 Form 990 and Instructions

Earlier this year the IRS issued drafts of the 2013 Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, and 2013 Form 990 Instructions. Although there were no major changes to the Form 990, there were several changes and...more

How to Make the Best Difficult Decisions in Uncertainty

I. Perpetual Calendar—Make Sure You Have Time for Reasoned Decisions - Stop trying to remember so much, reduce your stress, and avoid the risk of missing an important date. Every item that you can record onto a...more

Some Practical Risk Management Steps for Any Land Trust

I. Perpetual Calendar—Make Sure You Have Time for Reasoned Decisions—Stop trying to remember so much, reduce your stress, and avoid the risk of missing an important date. Every item that you can record onto a perpetual...more

Good Governance for General Counsel: What Your Board Needs to Know Now

A host of regulatory and finance reforms have ushered in significant changes for health care entities, and likewise, for the boards that guide them. How can general counsel broach these changes with their boards and steer...more

Many Tax-Exempt Organizations Must File Form 990 by May 15 to Preserve Tax-Exempt Status

The Internal Revenue Service will automatically revoke an organization's tax-exempt status if the organization fails for three consecutive years to file an IRS Form 990. Organizations that use the calendar year for their...more

Compensation and Unrelated Business Income are Focus of IRS Colleges and Universities Report

Just a few weeks before many tax-exempt organizations file their annual Form 990, the IRS yesterday released its final report on the Colleges and Universities Compliance Project, which it had initiated in 2008 by sending...more

403(b) Plans – Correction Due To Loss Of Tax-Exempt Status

What happens if a tax-exempt organization becomes ineligible to sponsor a Section 403(b) Plan because it loses its exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3)? As an example, loss of tax-exempt status may...more

Nonprofit “To Do List” for 2013

Whether you run a nonprofit or serve on the board, you have a responsibility to make sure your organization is both in compliance and in shape to weather any storm or to take advantage of growth opportunities. But with...more

A Full Plate for the IRS: IRS Releases 2012 Exempt Organizations 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Workplan

At the end of January, 2013, the IRS Exempt Organizations Group (“EO”) released its annual report, highlighting EO’s 2012 accomplishments and outlining its priorities for 2013. This year’s report was significantly more...more

Nonprofit Notes - Issue 3 | January 2013

In This Issue: - Raising Funds Without Raising Problems - IRS Issues Clarification Regarding Contributions to Single-Member LLCs - Appellate Decisions Impact NY Nonprofit Chapter Organizations - The...more

In Annual Procedure Update (Usually a Yawner), IRS Imposes 27-Month Deadline For Filing Exemption Applications For All Types of...

The IRS continues to implement the “three years and you’re out” rule for Form 990 non-filers added by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (the “PPA”)....more

2013 Filing and Notice Deadlines for Qualified Retirement and Health and Welfare Plans

Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in costly penalties and excise taxes. To...more

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Holds Second in a Series of Hearings on Issues Facing Tax-Exempt Organizations

On July 25, 2012, the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Committee on Ways and Means, led by Congressman Charles W. Boustany Jr., MD (R-LA), heard testimony from the IRS and experts in the tax exempt community on the growing...more

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