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Helpful Excise Tax Insights for Tax-Exempt Employers

Because of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, there have been many changes to employment and income taxes. Among these changes is the excise tax on tax-exempt employers, particularly for their highly compensated, ‘covered’ employees. This article will discuss this excise tax and provide some useful insights for tax-exempt organizations. A Quick Recap …

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Third Time is the Charm

Once again, Washington state lawmakers are contemplating the passing of the Washington Privacy Act (“WPA”). The WPA, in its changing forms, has been on the docket for a vote two years running now. The 2019 version died in the House of Representatives, and the 2020 version, which garnered more support, failed to pass a vote …

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Tax-exempt organizations – Be sure to file your 990 informational return!

Despite the IRS’s best efforts to inform the public, many tax-exempt organizations fail to file their annual informational return (examples here).  While failing to file for a single year may trigger late fee penalties, the real threat is that if an organization fails to file their 990 for three consecutive tax years, they AUTOMATICALLY lose …

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Introducing the New 1023-EZ!

Effective July 1, 2014, the IRS implemented a new, streamlined application process for smaller organizations seeking tax-exempt status as under IRC section 501(c)(3) . Replacing the old, longer Form 1023, the new, shorter, and electronic Form 1023-EZ is the IRS’s solution to reduce the existing backlog of applications for tax-exemption. Although this will not affect …

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“The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong” by Dan Pallotta

Many people have a misconception about fundraising costs and charitable giving.  Too many donors ask to see the numbers on a charity’s overhead and how much of their donated dollar will be spent “on the ground” without also asking about the overall impact of an organization.  This thinking, among other myopic views about charity, is …

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Online Charitable Solicitations: 4 Tips for Using the “Donate Here” Button

Your shiny new website is up and running. And, like most tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, your website prominently displays a “donate here” button. What better way to solicit charitable donations from American philanthropists! The problem is, your organization may now be “soliciting” donations from the residents of every state in the United States. You’ve probably heard or have …

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