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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Legislature Hears Testimony On Legislation Limiting The Right Of Public Charities To Compensate Independent Directors
On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony on H.3516 – a bill that would regulate compensation of board members for public charities.
United States
6 Oct 2011
New FBAR Extension For Investment Managers
In a last-minute change, officers and employees of investment advisers that are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, who have signature of other authority over (but no financial interest in) a foreign financial account will have until June 30, 2012, to file FBARs for calendar year 2010 and prior years for which the filing deadline was previously deferred.
United States
24 Jun 2011
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