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Political Free Speech Report Sparks Disagreement

August 20th, 2013

A leading coalition for nonprofits has come out strongly against a recommendation to eliminate regulations that ban political speech by charities and religious organizations. Independent Sector (IS) in Washington, D.C., issued a statement slamming a report released yesterday by the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations (CAPRO). The 60-page report included recommendations to […]

Family First to Lose Charity Status Over Controversial Positions

June 4th, 2013

The New Zealand Herald reports that Family First NZ, which identifies itself as a pro-family organization, has announced that it received a notice that the New Zealand Charities Commission plans to deregister the organization as a charity because it supports a view of the family that was not in the public interest.  Among its many positions, Family First opposes same-sex […]

Private Benefit/Inurement – Union Busting by Profiting From Nonprofit May Breach IRS Rules

December 4th, 2012

When Smithfield Foods Inc. (SFD) was trying to fend off a union organizing drive at its largest meat-processing plant, it hired public relations executive Rick Berman.  They discussed “preparing the nuclear strike,” according to email records.  Soon after, a non-profit called the Center for Union Facts began running television ads slamming the “union bosses” who […]

Deductible Contributions to Single-Member Domestic LLCs Upheld

August 15th, 2012

For years the IRS has refused to rule on whether contributions to a single-member limited liability company (SMLLC) that is wholly owned and controlled by a U.S. charity and otherwise disregarded for federal income tax purposes are deductible as charitable contributions.  In Notice 2012-52 the Service provides the following: If all other requirements of § […]

Arizona & New York Investigating 9/11 Organizations

September 1st, 2011

After 9/11 many new charities were created intending to help those affected by 9/11.  Years later it has become apparent that some promises may not have been kept by the charities.  As a result, at least two states (Arizona and New York) have decided to launch an investigation into the 9/11 charities.  The Associate Press […]

U.S. Threatens Gaza’s Hamas Leaders

August 16th, 2011

The New York Times recently reported that the State Department sent a message to Gaza’s Hamas leaders last Thursday.  The message was that the U.S. would withdraw $100 million of U.S. spending in Gaza if Hamas did not stop demanding to audit the books of U.S. financed charities who are currently operating there.  Hamas leaders […]

A Tax Deduction And A Vote in Congress

July 19th, 2011

The Huffington Post recently published an article indicating that lobbyists are now donating to the favorite charities of key players at the Capitol.  The lobbyists and their clients are giving to charities that key lawmakers have a connection to, in hopes of swaying them to vote their way on a particular issue.  Companies are also […]

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