Category Archives: Exempt Organizations

Charity for Dying Man

Today TaxMama® hears from Jenenne in the TaxQuips Forum with this sad story. “At my husbands job they just found out that a fellow employee has been given 3-5 months left to live. The doctors say nothing can be done for him. Everyone is scrambling trying to get some money together for him to be […]

A Little Groundwork: Nonprofit Return : The 990

As with many things in life, we know we have to do them and we have to do them right and on time; filing tax returns ranks fairly high in this arena for many. In my own experience I have found that by finding some history or some context…

Basic Legal / Financial Boundaries for a Nonprofit

Your organization is doing good work, and has an important message to offer your community. But do-gooding is not enough for your local governments and tax boards: there are strict rules that must be followed:

Big Loan from IRA

Today TaxMama hears from Kandi in the TaxQuips Forum with a personal opportunity. (Let me paraphrase the question.) “A friend wants to loan me money from his IRA, but is afraid of having to pay all the taxes when he draws the money out. Is there a way to do this and avoid the taxes?”

275,000 Organizations No Longer Tax Exempt

Courtesy of IRS: IRS Identifies Organizations that Have Lost Tax-Exempt Status; Announces Special Steps to Help Revoked Organizations WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service today announced that approximately 275,000 organizations under the law have automatically lost their tax-exempt status because they did not file legally required annual reports for three consecutive years. The IRS believes […]

Exempt Organization News

During yesterday’s IRS Stakeholder Relations meeting, we were treated to some information from Joyce Hoover, IRS’s Exempt Organization Group’s Senior Technical Advisor. She’s been working with exempt organizations for about 19 years…so she’s lived through the history and development of this department.  

Indomitable Spirit

Today TaxMama wants to talk to you about strength of spirit – and overcoming adversity, no matter what.

Ham Radio Filing

Today TaxMama hears from William in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “We are part of a social organization (Ham Radio Club) which is not required to apply for formal tax exempt status because its annual gross receipts are less than $5,000. Must we file the annual form 990-N?” http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum/taxquips/form-990-n-filing/  

Get Money from IRS – Lots of Money!

IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service will soon begin accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.

Exempt Organization Updates

Today TaxMama wants to give you some updates on exempt organizations that may affect you.