Update to Section 506 notification requirements for 501(c)(4)s

As I had previously blogged about here, Congress imposed new notice and reporting requirements on new 501(c)(4) organizations as a part of the PATH Act that was passed on December 18, 2016.  Yesterday, the IRS released Notice 2016-9, giving us an update on this new requirement.

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New 501(c)(4)s subject to additional filing requirement and other potential changes

On Friday, December 18th, Congress passed and the President signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the “Path Act”).  The Path Act contained multiple provisions of interest to the nonprofit and tax exempt community, but probably of greatest interest, is a new requirement being imposed on certain 501(c)(4) organizations beginning in 2016.

Read more: New 501(c)(4)s subject to additional filing requirement and other potential changes

Another reason to scour your 990 -- IRS releasing 990s in machine readable format

In one of my last blog posts, I gave a brief mention of the IRS’ plans to make machine readable 990s available in the near future.  IRS speakers are now regularly saying at the national conferences that this will begin to happen on e-filed returns as early as January/February next year.  For those that still don’t believe that it is important that a 990 be accurate and well-prepared, let this be your final warning.

Read more: Another reason to scour your 990 -- IRS releasing 990s in machine readable format

2015 Santa Lawyer Contest Status

As of 12/21 at 12:15 PM, we are in the final days of the Santa Lawyer Contest!  A quick summary of our current contestants (more suggestions can still  be made!):

In first place: Collaborative Community Law Initiative (@CCLawInitiative) with 8 votes

In second place: Charities Review Council (@smartgivers) with 6 votes

Tied for third place: Urban Boat Builders (@UrbanBoatBldrs), Feline Rescue (@felinerescueinc), and Urban Roots (@urbanroots) with 2 votes

Tied for fourth place: Dakota Woodlands and Drama Interaction(@cokdirector) with 1 vote each

Contest goes through the end of the day on 12/23 and winner announced on Christmas Eve day!

Emily featured on the Hennepin County Bar Association website!

The Hennepin County Bar Association profiled me today on their website -- check it out!

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