IRS Publication 15-B Offers Additional Guidance on Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits

Posted by Jennifer Solot on Aug 2, 2018 4:00:09 PM

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that was signed into law on December 22, 2017 contains several provisions, including some related to qualified transportation fringe benefits.

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Accounting For Gifts In Kind And Donated Services

Posted by admin on Dec 5, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Not-for-profit organizations do not exclusively receive cash donations. Your support also likely comes in the form of gifts in kind and donated services. But even when such gifts are welcome, it can be challenging to determine the value of donated items for financial reporting purposes.

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Do Nonprofit Organizations Pay Taxes? Understanding Unrelated Business Income Tax on Investment Income

Posted by admin on Aug 8, 2017 4:00:00 PM

It is often assumed that all nonprofit organizations are completely tax exempt, but do nonprofit organizations pay taxes? While most nonprofits do have exempt status, they can still be subject to tax if they have unrelated business taxable income (UBTI). UBTI is subject to unrelated business income tax (UBIT). 

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IRS Releases 2016 Work Plan for Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities Division

Posted by Merideth McDowell on Mar 23, 2016 4:30:00 PM

The Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities (TE/GE) division of the IRS consists of three subdivisions, as follows:

  1. Exempt Organizations subdivision (EO)
  2. Employee Plans subdivision (EP)
  3. Federal State and Local Governments subdivision (FSLG)

The 2016 tax year brings specific compliance issues into focus for each of these three subdivisions.

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A Warning on Soliciting Funds Out of State and Form 990 Disclosure

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Form 990 disclosure pumps up the urgency of state registration

For years Anytown, USA, Charity has asked for donations from out-of-state residents. This started on a small scale — a handful of the charity’s donors retired in other states or lived there part of the year.

Now the charity has begun to reach out to hundreds of potential contributors in multiple states. The Internet makes it easy and inexpensive for the not-for-profit to solicit funds outside of its backyard. But along with this expansion comes the need for registration in additional states.

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FASB Proposes Reporting Model Changes For Not-For-Profit Organizations

Posted by Steve Glueck on Oct 20, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Changes to not-for-profit reporting rules are coming. Are you familiar with the FASB’s proposed new model of reporting for not-for-profit organizations, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities? Currently, the FASB is reviewing comments received for this proposed standard, which was issued in April, and the FASB will consider comments received during a comment period that closed August 20 before setting an effective date. The proposed changes will require retrospective application once adopted.

We have summarized the following areas we consider to be the significant changes outlined in the proposed standard.

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Rebuttable Presumption and Compensation Packages

Posted by Jennifer Solot on May 15, 2015 3:00:00 PM

An Excess Benefit Transaction occurs when the consideration that a disqualified person receives exceeds the value that is warranted by the person’s employment with a tax-exempt organization.  In simple terms, the employee is getting paid more than their actions are worth.  This can cause serious complications as the IRS imposes an excise tax on these excess benefits. 

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Important Information About FinCEN Form 114 For Not-For-Profit Organizations

Posted by Jennifer Solot on Apr 6, 2015 1:30:00 PM

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, requires the annual filing of FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, by organizations that had an interest in, or signature or other authority over, financial accounts having an aggregate value exceeding $10,000 in a foreign country at any time during the calendar year reported.  Financial accounts include bank accounts, brokerage accounts, mutual funds, trusts, or other types of foreign financial accounts.  Keep in mind that the FinCEN Form 114 supersedes the prior Form TD F 90-22.1.

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