Article Archives: 2016

Posted by: Karen Dunn

By Karen Dunn, JD, LLM It is an election year and a CEO of a charitable, exempt organization personally endorses a presidential candidate at a forum sponsored by another public charity. The sponsoring organization of the event also invites one of the local gubernatorial candidates to speak to their members, but does not invite all […]

Posted by: Mike Nurse

According to a State of the Sector Survey done in 2015, 32% of non-profits say that achieving long-term sustainability is a top challenge for their organization. This is understandable because doing so takes a great deal of time, planning, and cultivation. Under your duty of care as a board member, you play an important role […]

When is the right time to assess the value of your business? The answer, of course, is that owners and CEOs should always have an understanding of the value of their business. Perhaps the better question is, “What are the triggers that signal a time for a focused review, and resulting greater understanding, of business […]

Posted by: Julie Eisenhauer

By Julie Eisenhauer, CPA Successful business owners invest time working on their business instead of in the business on a regular basis. Making the time to focus on business value enhancement, through defining a direction for the company, focusing resources, and setting priorities and action steps; is important to a company’s success. Now is the […]

Posted by: Cheryl R. Olson · Karen Dunn

By Cheryl R. Olson, CPA, CGMA and Karen Dunn, JD, LLM Your website may inadvertently cause tax risks for your nonprofit organization. A website communicates an organization’s mission, programs, and events to donors, volunteers, and the community. That is a valuable service. However, it can also communicate to the world taxable unrelated business activities, prohibited […]

Posted by: Kelly Rancourt

By Kelly Rancourt, CPA In July 2016, the Census Bureau, under the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC), released the newest version of the data collection form (DCF) for Single Audits performed under both the Single Audit Act of 1984 (amended in 1966), and Title 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for […]

Is your global company up to date on the latest IRS transfer pricing requirements? If it participates in the international exchange of goods, services, or intangible assets with related entities, it should be. The IRS has identified transfer pricing as one of its most prominent audit issues – and other revenue-strapped tax authorities are following suit. […]

Posted by: Julie Eisenhauer

By Julie Eisenhauer, CPA The Final Rule on overtime, which the Department of Labor (DOL) announced in May, enables employees to qualify for overtime pay more easily. Though the overtime rule has been a source of great confusion amongst employers for some time, the July proposal incited a great deal of speculation as to how it […]

Posted by: Pete Miller

By Pete Miller, CPA, CFE Many companies worldwide will soon take a different view of their balance sheets. Entities that pay to lease real estate, airplanes, office equipment, fleet vehicles and other items will be required to recognize significant debt-like obligations and add billions onto their balance sheets. After more than a decade of drafts, […]

Posted by: Karen Dunn

By Karen L. Dunn, JD, LLM September 6th is the due date for filing the notification of intent to operate as a 501(c)(4) organization, if the organization existed on July 8, 2016 and is otherwise not excepted from this requirement. Newly created organizations must file the notification and pay a small user fee, no later […]

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