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VT Digger: Nonprofits ask lawmakers to rethink charitable tax credit proposal

VT Digger: Nonprofits ask lawmakers to rethink charitable tax credit proposal

Apr 23, 2018
VTDigger, 4/22/18 - Nonprofit leaders say a provision in the House income tax reform plan could discourage Vermonters from making large charitable donations. Under H.911, the tax bill passed by the House…
American Philanthropic Giving Surpassed $400 Billion in 2017

American Philanthropic Giving Surpassed $400 Billion in 2017

Jun 21, 2018
By Giving USA, 6/12/18 - Americans achieved a philanthropic landmark in 2017: for the first time total charitable giving surpassed $400 billion in a single year. A booming stock market and a generally…

Top Issues for Non Profits in 2017

May 09, 2017
According to the AICPA, Cybersecurity tops the list of "big" issues facing nonprofits in 2017.

What Exempt Organizations Need to Know About Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

May 22, 2017
Most organizations exempt from tax under Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) Section 501(a), including charitable, religious, scientific, and other organizations described in IRC Section 501(c), may be subject to tax on unrelated business income (UBIT), depending on the nature of the activities producing that income. It is important for an organization to distinguish between its tax-exempt purpose and its business activities.

Guidestar: Every Fundraising Appeal Should Include These Five Slants

Sep 14, 2017
Fundraising uses a style of writing that’s personal, repetitive, simplistic, old-fashioned, and just plain messy. Those from journalism school, academia, or business can be in for a shock

Nonprofits and Cybersecurity

Oct 24, 2017
BDO United States - Karen Schuler, 5/19/16 Cybersecurity has become a top-of-mind issue for organizations across both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. From the 110 million Target customers whose…

5 Ways Nonprofits Struggle – And How to Overcome Them

May 09, 2018
Published by Common Good Vermont, 4/9/18: Over a decade ago, Kathleen Kelly Janus, a lecturer with Stanford University’s social entrepreneurship program, co-founded Spark, a San Francisco-based nonprofit…
Charities can visit IRS.gov for tools and resources about taxes

Charities can visit IRS.gov for tools and resources about taxes

Jun 20, 2018
IRS.GOV - Tax Tip 2018-94 Charitable organizations and other tax-exempt groups can visit IRS.gov for resources that will help them meet their tax obligations. Here is a list of resources with links to…
Nonprofits: New Tax on Fringe Benefits

Nonprofits: New Tax on Fringe Benefits

Aug 14, 2018
Source: CPA Practice Advisor - Nonprofit organizations needs to be aware of a little-noticed provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which could result in an unexpected tax bill for houses of worship,…

FASB's New Standard Aims to Improve Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting

Oct 25, 2018
After more than three years of debate, comment, and revision, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) much-anticipated Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements…