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More New Tax Legislation

by Bryan Cave on

While the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Act’) focused on spending and the budget, it did include two provisions impacting charities. First, the Act amends the recently adopted Section 4968(b)(1), which now imposes a...more

Tax Reform: Compensation and Benefits

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

The new federal tax reform, signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, will change tax liabilities and strategies for many organizations and individuals beginning this year. The following is a summary of key...more

Considerations for Tax-Exempt Organizations under the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) is the largest tax code rewrite in several decades and includes significant changes for the nonprofit sector. Three major changes that raise complex issues for tax-exempt...more

Tax Act: New Laws Affecting Tax-Exempt Organizations

by WilmerHale on

The Tax Act contains a number of provisions that significantly affect tax-exempt organizations, in some cases to degrees not seen in decades. In addition, several provisions may indirectly affect tax-exempts, for example, by...more

Tax Reform and Nonprofits: The Law Formerly Known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Morgan Lewis on

On December 22, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1, enacting fundamental changes to the US tax law that affect all sectors of the economy, including nonprofits. Earlier this week, the US House of...more

Tax Reform: Key Provisions for Tax-Exempt Organizations

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

After much uncertainty surrounding competing bills, the House of Representatives voted to pass comprehensive tax reform legislation (the “Act”) on December 20, 2017, shortly after the Senate passed the measure. The Act will...more

Compromise Tax Reform Bill

by Stoel Rives LLP on

After the House and Senate passed different versions of a comprehensive tax reform bill, a conference committee convened and released on Friday a compromise version of comprehensive tax reform, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”...more

Updates for Tax-Exempt Organizations from the Senate Bill

Early on December 2, 2017, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Senate Bill”). This blog entry describes certain provisions of the Senate Bill that would have the most significant impact on the nonprofit...more

Updates for Tax-Exempt Organizations from the Senate Markup to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Over the last several days, there have been significant developments relating to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the pending tax reform legislation in Congress. On Thursday, a detailed summary of the Senate Finance Committee’s...more

Senate Tax Overhaul Bill Slaps Tax-Exempt Organizations

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In what can only be described as a brutal attack on the nonprofit sector, the Senate has proposed sweeping changes that would have dramatic adverse effects on all tax-exempt organizations. Whereas the latest version of the...more

IRS Warns Schools of Targeted W-2 Phishing Scams

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Originally published in the IRS EO Update: e-News for Charities & Nonprofits newsletter - February 3, 2017. The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry issued an urgent alert today to all...more

Year-End Tax Planning with Tax Credit-Funded Scholarships

The Alabama Accountability Act provides state income tax credits to certain donors who make contributions to a state-approved scholarship granting organization (SGO). Alabama’s neediest school children can be helped at little...more

Does your compliance program bear the hallmarks of excellence? 7 steps to support your program's maximum effectiveness

by DLA Piper on

Colleges and universities face the daunting task of keeping pace with an ever-evolving landscape of regulation. Institutions need to ensure they are complying with the law, avoiding government intervention and fines,...more

PTOs – IRS changes may impact tax compliance!

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Small tax-exempt organizations, including many parent-teacher organizations, whose annual gross receipts are less than $50,000 may qualify to file a Form 990-N Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organization Not...more

The Erosion of Charitable Immunity for Virginia’s Colleges and Universities and What it Means for the Administrators and Trustees...

by Williams Mullen on

Historically, Virginia courts have treated non-profit colleges and universities as charitable institutions which are insulated from liability for simple negligence. This rule (known as the doctrine of “charitable immunity”)...more

Changes to 2014 Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF for Exempt Organizations

by McGuireWoods LLP on

While the IRS made only minor changes to Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF for the 2014 tax year, the IRS made significant revisions to Schedule A. ...more

Alert: Conversion of a Postsecondary Educational Institution from a For-Profit to a Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt Entity

by Cooley LLP on

The recent announcements that Grand Canyon University would explore nonprofit status and that Corinthian Colleges plans to sell a group of schools to a nonprofit entity have encouraged higher education companies to take a...more

Legal Alert: New York Tax Appeals Tribunal Reverses “Distorted” Knowledge Learning Decision and Provides Guidance for Proving...

On September 18, 2014, the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) decided its first combination case addressing the 2007 changes to New York’s combined reporting regime: Matter of Knowledge Learning Corporation and...more

IRS Applies 20th Century Analysis To 21st Century Social Organization

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Code §501(c)(7) provides an exemption from federal income tax for clubs organized substantially for pleasure, recreation, and other nonprofitable purposes if no part its net earnings inures to the benefit of a private...more

Perspectives - April, 2014

by Benesch on

In This Issue: - Making Our Downtown Better Every Day - It's Good To "B" In Deleware - The Wonderful World of Limited Liability Companies - Ohio Bill to Allow Schools and Camps to Procure Epinephrine...more

Massachusetts Attorney General Releases Charity CEO Compensation Report

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On December 19, the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General released the results of a “focused review” of CEO compensation at 25 of the Commonwealth’s largest...more

Five Years in the Making - IRS Releases Findings from Colleges and Universities Compliance Project

The IRS announced it is nearing completion of a five year long compliance project involving tax-exempt colleges and universities. The project, which began with questionnaires to 400 randomly-selected institutions, focused on...more

Regulatory Focus on Colleges and Universities Is Increasing

In the last two weeks, both the IRS and Congressional officials announced major milestones in the increasing regulatory focus on colleges and universities. First, the IRS emphasized misreported taxable income and...more

Massachusetts Governor Patrick Signs Law Mandating Fingerprint-Based Background Check

On January 10, 2013, Governor Patrick signed “An Act Relative to Background Checks” (H.4307) into law. This law implements a wide reaching requirement for mandatory state and national fingerprint-based criminal background...more

Lessons for Nonprofits from the Freeh Report by James H. Hahn, Esq.

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

The law firm of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP, in its capacity as Special Investigative Counsel for the Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University, recently issued its report (the “Freeh Report”) on Penn State’s...more

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