The Senate and the House of Representatives have both passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The bill provides $2.2 trillion of Federal funds to keep the economy functioning. But what is in the law to aid Non-profits?
Many not-for-profit organizations rely on donations. Tapping into the generosity of their stakeholders has always been an operational necessity. And in recent years, the giving environment has become more complex with changing legislation and tax policies.
After more than four years in the draft proposal stage and federal lawsuits, Congress recently enacted new overtime rules for white-collar workers.
Nonprofits are now required to silo Net Operating Losses (NOLs) from one unrelated business activity so that it doesn’t create a reduction of taxable income from another profitable unrelated business activity.
Many tax-exempt organizations have filed their 990 series forms electronically for several years. Some smaller organizations are still submitting their 990, 990-EZ or 990-PF in paper form to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Congress has passed a $1.4 Trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown which includes a repeal of the tax on nonprofit organizations that provided qualified transportation fringe benefits, otherwise known as the “parking tax”. Any nonprofit that may have paid tax on the transportation fringe benefits should file an amended 990T to claim a refund of the taxes paid.
The tax reform bill of 2017 brought changes to the deductible amount from a for-profit company and now nonprofit executive’s compensation deductions are changing, too. Code section 4960 further explains the 21% excise tax on the amount of compensation paid by an applicable tax-exempt organization, ATEO.
Donor contributions make up a lot of Virginia’s nonprofits’ annual revenue. Even though the organizations are not relying only on these contributions, nonprofit management has to understand how to account for these contributions in one of two ways.
Not properly tracking grants and program metrics daily and waiting too late to record them are all too common mistakes not-for-profits make. The good news is there are options available to tackle this problem. Many not-for-profit organizations are relying on outsourced accounting methods to help ensure nothing gets missed or delayed.
Not-for-profits have to report all donations they receive throughout the year. But not all donations are created equal. It can be difficult to determine if the funds are a charitable donation or an exchange transaction. Read on and learn what factors can help determine how the funds should be reported.