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Monthly Archives: January 2013

In Annual Procedure Update (Usually a Yawner), IRS Imposes 27-Month Deadline For Filing Exemption Applications For All Types of Exempt Organizations Seeking Retroactive Recognition of Exemption And Denies Retroactive Recognition of Exemption if Forms 990 Not Filed

Posted in Formation, IRS Filings

The IRS continues to implement the “three years and you’re out” rule for Form 990 non-filers added by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (the “PPA”).  That legislation amended Section 6033 of the Internal Revenue Code to provide that exempt organizations required to file a Form 990-series return (i.e., a Form 990, Form 990-EZ or… Continue Reading

IRS Issues Final and Temporary Regulations on Supporting Organizations

Posted in IRS Filings

Many practitioners have been anxious to leaf through regulations to confidently determine whether an organization is a “functionally integrated” or “non-functionally integrated” Type III supporting organization, and the implications of either classification. On December 28, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service released the long-awaited final regulations for Type III supporting organizations, as well as temporary regulations… Continue Reading

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: Stealth Impact on Charities

Posted in Charitable Giving

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“TRA”) (H.R. 8) passed by the Senate on January 1, 2013, passed by the House of Representatives early on January 2, 2013 and signed by President Obama, in large part addresses income and other tax rates without direct effect on tax-exempt organizations. Several provisions, however, will be of… Continue Reading

Proposed Legislation Would Require Nonprofit Organizations Participating in California Political Campaigns to Disclose the Identity of Their Donors

Posted in Governance, Political Campaign Activity

Two new bills recently introduced in the California State Legislature would increase the disclosure requirements applicable to certain nonprofit organizations participating in California political campaigns and would strengthen the enforcement authority of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.  Under current California regulations that went into effect this past May, nonprofit organizations such as Section 501(c)(6)… Continue Reading