Gifts to Donor-advised Funds Continue to Bloom

Fully understand these popular gifts before acceptance Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are flourishing, at a rate not observed before by fund followers. According to a 2018 report from the National Philanthropic Trust, “For the eighth consecutive year, there was growth in all key metrics: the number of individual donor-advised funds, total grant dollars from them, total…

IRS Issues Guidance for Excise Tax on Executive Compensation

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in late 2017 brought several unwelcome developments for nonprofits, including a new excise tax on certain executive compensation. To answer the many questions about the tax, the IRS has issued interim guidance that is largely unfavorable for organizations with highly paid executives or so-called “excess…

Sharpening Your Organization’s Accounting Function

Your nonprofit may be exempt from income tax, but financial and accounting responsibilities still abound: There are budgets to project and results to monitor. There are financial statements to prepare and payroll taxes to collect. And these are only some of the responsibilities that fall under the accounting umbrella. Are these tasks, and others, being…

Employee or Independent Contractor? Consider These Factors.

The rise of ride-sharing firms like Uber and Lyft has led to headline-making questions about whether their drivers should be treated as employees or independent contractors. But for-profit companies aren’t the only ones that struggle with the issue. Nonprofits also can harbor uncertainties about whether workers are employees for whom you must withhold and pay…

Government Shutdown Means 990 Filing Delays

IMPORTANT: This currently impacts only those with 12/31 and 01/31 fiscal year ends. Government shutdowns are never helpful, more so when it occurs at the end of the year because of how it impacts the IRS and those whose fiscal year end is December 31st. As of right now, many types of individual and business…

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