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How Much Do We Collect? Sales Tax Liability for Nonprofit Sales

It’s no surprise to pay sales tax when buying goods at stores.  But what happens when a nonprofit organization sells goods, through a website, at periodic conferences, or as part of its program activities?  Must the nonprofit collect sales tax too on its sales of T-shirts, books, or other items made available to others, just like a store?  Aren’t nonprofits exempt from taxes?  If a nonprofit’s sales are not exempt, under which state sales tax law will it owe sales tax?

NONPROFIT LAW NEWSFEED

Bank of America Executive Embezzlement Reaches Boston and Atlanta Nonprofits

Nonprofit Quarterly  A former Bank of America executive and her husband have been indicted on embezzlement charges, allegedly illegally funneling $2.7 million from the company in a five-ye

Carl Icahn’s Charity Supports Education—It Also Lent Him $119 Million

Wall Street Journal  Hundreds of charities lend money to their officials.

Expert: Bradley Foundation is walking fine line on politics

Journal Sentinel  The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has been giving money to groups critical of labor unions for more than a decade — long before Gov.

Corrine Brown, ex-congresswoman, found guilty of taking money from fake charity

CBS News  After a historic, nearly 25-year career representing Florida in Congress, former U.S. Rep.

Douglas County assessor wants 3 nonprofits — including Goodwill — to pay property taxes on stores

Omaha World-Herald  The Douglas County Assessor’s Office wants Goodwill Inc., the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity to pay property taxes on their retail stores.

Trump signs executive order to 'vigorously promote religious liberty'

CNN  President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that could allow churches and other religious organizations to become more active politically.

California Attorney General Targets Political Nonprofits

US News & World Report  California's new attorney general said Wednesday that he plans to target political nonprofit organizations that he said mislead donors and influence campaigns.

Benny Hinn Ministries 'Cooperating' After Headquarters Search

The Christian Times  IRS agents and inspectors with the US Postal Service conducted a raid on the headquarters of Benny Hinn Ministries in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Grapevine, Texas

Missouri governor to pay fee for using not-for-profit donor list

Columbia Daily Tribune  Missouri Republican Governor Eric Greitens has agreed to pay a penalty to the state Ethics Commission for failing to report that his gubernatorial campaign got a do

Tom Brady gives much to Best Buddies, but has taken millions for his own charitable trust

The Boston Globe  The legend of Tom Brady has grown thanks to charming images of his celebrated appearances for Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to helping intellectually

Bank of America Executive Embezzlement Reaches Boston and Atlanta Nonprofits

Nonprofit Quarterly  A former Bank of America executive and her husband have been indicted on embezzlement charges, allegedly illegally funneling $2.7 million from the company in a five-ye

Carl Icahn’s Charity Supports Education—It Also Lent Him $119 Million

Wall Street Journal  Hundreds of charities lend money to their officials.