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Immunity or Not? Charitable Tort Liability Limits in Modern Times

When may a nonprofit charity be held liable for personal injuries to others caused by its agents?  In legal parlance, this is known as “tort” liability – i.e., a civil wrong arising from negligence or intentional wrongdoing of an organization or its agents.  A charity’s “agents” may be its employees, directors, officers, and even other volunteers – that is, a person acting under the organization’s authority. Such potential tort liability is why nonprofits adopt safety standards and carry liability insurance, as they ought

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Is the New Way to Give a Better Way to Give? Donor-advised funds are gaining popularity, but charities may be losing out.

The Atlantic  Most people think of charitable donations as happening in one of two ways.

Argument analysis: Conservative majority leaning toward ruling for Colorado baker (UPDATED)

SCOTUSblog  Lines began forming outside the Supreme Court last week for one of the biggest oral arguments of the year, in the case of a Colorado man who says that requiring him to create cus

Tax Reform Measure Passes Senate without Repeal of Johnson Amendment Attached

Nonprofit Quarterly  Nonprofit Quarterly has written about the dangers of the GOP tax reform bill moving through Congress.

House Tax Bill Opens Door to Expanded Political Activity By Charities

The National Law Review  There is one very important political law provision to watch as the tax bill moves to a final vote in the Senate, and potentially a conference committee reconciles t

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A Comparison of Key Provisions for Tax-Exempt Organizations

McGuire Woods  The Senate weighed in on tax reform by releasing a revised Chairman’s Mark of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on Nov 14, 2017 Many provisions of the Chairman’s Mark closely track

House Passes Tax Bill: What’s Next, and What You Should Do

Nonprofit Quarterly  Early Thursday afternoon, the US House of Representatives passed the GOP tax reform bill by a party line 227-205 vote Thirteen Republicans joined 192 Democrats in opposi

Updates for Tax-Exempt Organizations from the Senate Markup to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The National Law Review  Over the last several days, there have been significant developments relating to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the pending tax reform legislation in Congress On Thursda

Potential Impact of House Tax Reform Bill on Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations

The National Law Review  On November 2, 2017, Republicans in the US House of Representatives unveiled their tax reform bill (the “Bill”), entitled the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” The Bill propos

IRS Revokes Hospital’s Tax Exemption

Accounting Today  The Internal Revenue Service revoked an unidentified hospital’s tax exemption in February for failing to conduct a community health needs assessment, in a sign of possible

Tax Reform Affects Exempt Organizations

Adler & Colvin Nonprofit Law Matters -  The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday introduced its highly anticipated tax legislation, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which proposes

Is the New Way to Give a Better Way to Give? Donor-advised funds are gaining popularity, but charities may be losing out.

The Atlantic  Most people think of charitable donations as happening in one of two ways.

Argument analysis: Conservative majority leaning toward ruling for Colorado baker (UPDATED)

SCOTUSblog  Lines began forming outside the Supreme Court last week for one of the biggest oral arguments of the year, in the case of a Colorado man who says that requiring him to create cus