Article Archives: 2016

I was recently at a not-for-profit (NFP) conference and asked audience members to stand up if they had received donations by cash on behalf of their organization. There was some murmuring, but only about 5% of the audience stood up. By check? About 40% of the room stood up. Credit card? More than half the […]

Posted by: Karen Dunn

By Karen Dunn, JD, LLM The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH), signed into law December 18th, contains some very favorable provisions affecting charities. Some of these provisions provide permanent extensions and some are new administrative procedures. This article focuses on the permanent extensions affecting charities.  However, stay tuned, as next month […]

As organizations serving people who are elderly, disabled or vulnerable in other ways, teaching them to protect themselves from fraud is an important part of the mission. These Individuals are at greater risk of falling prey to criminals attempting to defraud them by posing as the IRS. Even persons working hard to get their lives […]

Posted by: Cheryl R. Olson

By Cheryl Olson, CPA, CGMA The budgeting process can often seem like an exercise that takes a lot of staff time without much impact. If you find that to be true for you, it’s time to change your process. The budget has the potential to establish benchmarks, assess financial health, and increase accountability and oversight. […]

Posted by: Matt Medlin

By Matt Medlin, CPA, CFE, CFF April 21, 2020 update: To provide accounting relief and clarity during the COVID-19 crisis, the FASB published an exposure draft with proposals to delay the effective dates for Leases (Topic 842). Find more information here. The FASB has issued its much anticipated new rules on accounting for leases. This will cause virtually […]

Posted by: Cheryl R. Olson

By Cheryl R. Olson, CPA, CGMA and Co Author Paul L. Havel, Intellectual Property Team Leader, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP (Originally published on NetRaising | a web consultancy) You’ve created the perfect website. You’ve spent countless hours with website designers and consultants. You’ve spent weeks writing and rewriting copy, perfecting your message, choosing the […]

Posted by: Sarah Huang

By Sarah Huang, CPA Last September, the IRS issued a proposed regulation indicating Treasury would implement a new form for charities to report donations to the IRS. This form would include personal donor information, including their Social Security number and address, so the IRS could match the form with the donor’s income tax return. After […]

Posted by: Kelly Rancourt

By Kelly Rancourt, CPA This past year, not-for-profits and other non-federal organizations have been implementing the new changes related to the OMB Uniform Guidance (2.CFR.200) as they receive funding under the new regulations. However, the guidance over 2.CFR.200 Subpart F – Audit Requirements will be effective for audit years beginning after December 26, 2014. As […]

Posted by: Karen Dunn

By Karen Dunn, JD, LLM The IRS will be moving forward. Simota Lough, the Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) commissioner, announced plans to build the IRS of the future with the Moving Forward Together – The Road Ahead initiative. Each year, the IRS issues its priority work plan that outlines what the IRS accomplished […]

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