In December of 2014 the Commissioner of the Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division of the IRS (TE/GE), Sunita Lough, issued the TE/GE Program Letter for FY 2015.
Social Security and Medicare taxes are collected under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA). Many people refer to contributions to Social Security and Medicare as either FICA or SE taxes.
The holiday season has passed and it is now tax-filing season. During this time, charitable organizations need to make sure that they are doing everything in their power to assist their donors in following the IRS donation “substantiation rules.”
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).