Category Archives: Non-Profit

IRS Online Search Tool for Easier Check on Information About Exempt Organizations

Courtesy of the IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new online search tool, Exempt Organizations Select Check, to help users more easily find key information about tax-exempt organizations, such as federal tax status and filings.

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:

The Basics: Why is there a NonProfit Tax Status?

The intricacies of nonprofit finance: solicitations, donations, gifts, pledges, 990, 1099, annuities, acknowledgements, meaningful budgets and reports make this topic rich with possibilities. You’re panting, now aren’t you?

The Magic Number

Today TaxMama hears from Bill in the TaxQuips Forum, who is carrying a heavy load. “My wife and I pay almost $150k per year in Federal taxes and another almost $50k in state income taxes with most of it coming from W2 earnings.  I’m really tired of paying this much money to those in government […]

How to Incorporate Your Own Business – or Your Clients’ Businesses

Hi Eva, I was hoping that you could point me towards a place where I could learn more about incorporating small business’s. For a couple of years I’ve been sending people to lawyers to get incorporated and I’m tired of it. I incorporated my own business and my husband’s so I have a pretty good idea of […]

Unused Charity Vouchers

Today TaxMama hears from Alice in the TaxQuips Forum with an interesting concept.  “As a non-profit organization we receive contributions from members and for their generosity we give them vouchers (with dollar amounts) that they can redeem for future events. My question is if we write off these old unused vouchers in our books, can these […]

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.  

Non-Profit Quotas

Today TaxMama hears from Dennis in the TaxQuips Forum, with a problem.  “I have recently become Treasurer of a band booster organization and need clarification about quota accounts.  They have a “quota” account for each student that is used for an annual trip.  You must make your quota amount or you are not allowed to […]