School has officially started across the country, and it looks like students won’t be the only ones who will be graded out of 100 points this year. Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization that evaluates charities in the United States and compares them to charities with similar causes, recently changed their rating system from a 70-point scale to a 100-point scale.
Yearly Archives: 2014
The need for a nonprofit organization to change its name happens quite frequently. The reasons vary: mergers with other organizations, additions of or changes to major programs, to distinguish from prior affiliated organizations or groups, or to improve marketability and fundraising.
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.
One of the most common sources of UBI is rental income; however, not all rental income is subject to unrelated business income tax (UBIT). So how is a nonprofit to know if the rental income they receive is subject to UBIT?
If you downloaded the Instructions for Form 1023-EZ before August 4, 2014, please take note of the following change:
The IRS has updated the instructions for Part 1, line 8 to allow officers, directors, and/or trustees to use the organization’s mailing address rather than their personal mailing address.
On May 29, 2014, the Ways and Means committee approved four individual bills which would permanently reinstate three of the expired charitable giving incentives and extend the deadline through April 15 for individuals making charitable contributions.
As a follow up to my most recent blog entitled Applying for Tax Exemption Just Got “EZ”er the IRS made available, beginning July 1, 2014, a final Form 1023-EZ on IRS.gov.
Last summer I wrote a blog entitled “IRS Determination – Why the Wait” that described the IRS’s process for evaluating application forms of organizations applying for tax exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3).
It is not uncommon for schools that have a mission or philosophy that is rich in helping those in need and supporting the local community to have a benevolence fund established for the benefit of providing tuition assistance to their families in need.
In April 2013, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2013-06, Not-for-Profit Entities: (Topic 958): Services Received from Personnel of an Affiliate.