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Approaching IRS’s Deadline for Paper 1023 Applications

As of January 31, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) revised the 1023 application for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status submission process to be online instead of by paper. The IRS granted a 90-day grace period for nonprofits to submit their paper applications. The deadline for the IRS to accept paper 1023 applications is April 30, …

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Force Majeure Clauses During CoVid-19

Recently many businesses have been concerned with how to deal with CoVID-19. Concerns range from how to navigate complying with mandatory quarantines and other state and federal regulations, as well as how to deal with CoVid-19’s impact on standing contracts. While industries are impacted differently, some businesses are concerned about whether they will be required …

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CCPA Considerations when Buying or Selling a Business

When local businesses are bought and sold, sellers and buyers often do not consider data compliance to be a major concern. At most the business has a small website and the business model isn’t focused around data collection. But actions like collecting names and emails, linking with Google analytics, or IP addresses may trigger California …

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Washington Privacy Act – Not Quite Yet

Over the past several weeks, there has been debate about whether Washington state lawmakers would pass legislation known as the Washington Privacy Act (“WPA”). The WPA mimicked concepts of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Like the GDPR and CCPA, the primary goal of the WPA was to give …

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Coronavirus and the Law: Is there a Legal Duty to Prevent Harm during a Pandemic?

It’s no doubt that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has introduced a high level of panic for local businesses, especially with many big companies facing large-scale work force consequences due to the presences of the disease. Many smaller companies might ask: what responsibility do I have? Are there any legal liabilities if COVID-19 spreads throughout their …

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Newman’s Own Law

Fun Fact: Did you know that one of the largest food product distributors in the world is also owned by a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization? The Newman’s Own Foundation (a private foundation) owns 100% of No Limit LLC, the producer and distributor of the Newman’s Own brand of food products (think the salad dressings). But …

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Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Goes Entirely Online

Through 2019, the IRS revealed that it was working to bring as much tax-exempt organization submissions to the IRS online to use electronic data to protect against fraud and other misuse, and to streamline the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status process.  In late 2019, the average time for a paper 1023 application (not the 1023-EZ, which is …

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CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT: WHAT IS IT AND DOES IT APPLY TO ME?

Over the last several weeks, you may have noticed that your email account has been inundated with notices that websites are updating their privacy policies. This is most likely because the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) went live on January 1, 2020. The CCPA gives California residents additional rights regarding how their personal …

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Episode 37: How to be a Market Shark and Other Business Tips ft. Chris Flett

Join us for an an incredible story by the talented Chris Flett as he discusses how he built a million dollar company by the age of seventeen! In this podcast you will not only hear valuable tips about building a business from scratch but also learn where to find more information on business development strategies …

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State Sponsored Advantages for Doing Good: Spokane Joins the Short List with Tax Breaks for Social Purpose Corporations

Are for-profit companies incentivized to do good? Specifically, does the law incentivize the creation of Social Purpose Corporations? We’ve talked a lot about Social Enterprises on this blog. I encourage you to take a look at some past posts for a rundown of what they are. As a quick reference: Social Purpose Corporations, or SPCs, …

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