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SJC Issues Property Tax Ruling Regarding Religious Organization
In a noteworthy development relevant to property tax exemptions for religious organizations in the Commonwealth, the Supreme Judicial Court issued a ruling on March 22, 2017...
United States
7 Apr 2017
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IRS Updates Form 990-EZ For 2016
The IRS released an updated Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax with the purpose of helping small to mid-size tax-exempt organizations avoid common mistakes.
United States
22 Mar 2017
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Recent Updates From The Attorney General's Nonprofit Division
Several attorneys from the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Office of the Attorney General (the Division) participated in an engaging panel discussion at the Boston Bar Association last week.
United States
21 Mar 2017
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Recent Updates From The Attorney General's Nonprofit Division
Several attorneys from the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Office of the Attorney General (the Division) participated in an engaging panel discussion...
United States
16 Mar 2017
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Recent Governance And Gift-Giving Guidance From The Non-Profit/Public Charities Division
The Non-Profit Organizations/ Public Charities Division of the Office of the Attorney General recently released helpful guidance regarding good governance of charitable organization...
United States
23 Sep 2016
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Section 501(c)(4) Organizations Subject To IRS Notice Requirement
On July 12, 2016, the IRS released temporary regulations under section 506 of the Code as well as Revenue Procedure 2016-41.
United States
30 Aug 2016
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IRS Releases Streamlined Application For Tax-Exempt Status
The Internal Revenue Service has significantly streamlined the application process for small non-profits seeking recognition as tax-exempt 501 organizations.
United States
16 Jul 2014
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SJC Upholds Charitable Property Tax Exemption For Land Conservation Organization
On May 15, the Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in "New England Forestry Foundation v. Hawley".
United States
27 May 2014
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IRS Reminds Tax-Exempt Organizations About Important Filing Deadline
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a news release, alerting tax-exempt organizations regarding the May 15 filing deadline for the Form 990.
United States
14 May 2014
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Massachusetts Secretary Of State Releases Guidance On Benefit Corporations
The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office recently released guidance for emerging companies considering incorporating as a benefit corporation, and for existing companies that may be considering a conversion to benefit corporation status.
United States
15 Nov 2012
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Massachusetts Nonprofit Annual Reports Due November 1, 2012
As a reminder, Massachusetts nonprofit organizations have until November 1, 2012 to file their annual reports with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
United States
8 Oct 2012
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Federal Legislation Introduced To Support Nonprofit Organizations Improve Energy Efficiency
Legislation introduced in the United States Senate would establish a program offering as much as $50 million per year to assist nonprofit organizations wishing to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings.
United States
5 Oct 2012
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Massachusetts Passes Legislation Recognizing Benefit Corporations
Socially minded entrepreneurs and businesses in the Commonwealth now have the option to more securely advance the public-benefit focus of their activities by using a new form of corporate entity: the benefit corporation.
United States
22 Aug 2012
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Legislature Approves State Budget; Final Version Does Not Contain Proposed Restrictions On Non-Profit Director and Officer Compensation
On Thursday, June 28, the Massachusetts House and Senate each voted to approve a $32.5 billion state budget bill.
United States
10 Jul 2012
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FBAR Update: Extended Deadlines, E-Filing Option And New IRS Form 8938
Every U.S. person with a financial interest in, or signature or other authority over, any financial account outside the U.S. must file an annual report on Treasury Form TD F 90-22.1 (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, commonly known as an "FBAR") if the aggregate value of all such accounts exceeds 10,000 USD at any time during the calendar year.
United States
25 Jun 2012
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Massachusetts Senate Adopts Budget Amendment Barring Compensation Of Directors Of Public Charities Without Approval From The Attorney General
The Massachusetts Senate voted this week to adopt an amendment to the budget to prohibit the compensation of directors, independent officers and trustees of public charities without approval from the attorney general of the Commonwealth.
United States
8 Jun 2012
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Massachusetts Senate Considering Budget Amendment Limiting Compensation Of Directors And Officers Of Public Charities
An amendment to the state budget under consideration by the Massachusetts Senate would cap the compensation of officers and senior managers.
United States
8 Jun 2012
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Charitable Giving Initiative Under Consideration By Massachusetts Legislature
A proposed law under consideration in Massachusetts may make it easier for Massachusetts residents to financially support their favorite charity.
United States
20 Feb 2012
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IRS Releases Revised Form 990 With Changes Affecting Joint Ventures, Compensation And Hospitals
On January 21, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a revised version of Form 990 and accompanying instructions and schedules for tax year 2011,
United States
3 Feb 2012
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