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Fundraising Across State Lines: What Nonprofits Need to Know About Multi-State Charitable Solicitation Registrations

From the legal perspective, nonprofit fundraising typically requires an initial “charitable solicitation registration” (CSR) form filed with the state Attorney General’s office or similar state agency, along with subsequent years’ financial reports, for each state in which a nonprofit is active.  Leaders of nonprofits operating in multiple states may ask:  What, more registrations?!  Aren’t our IRS tax-exemption filings and secretary of state annual reports enough?   Sorry – the answer is no (or at least, probably not).

Each state in which a nonprofit engages in fundraising has its own rules for mandatory CSRs.  Most states require an initial CSR, but with varied threshold financial and charitable activity standards.      

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IRS Issues Regulations Affecting Compensation Arrangements at Tax-Exempt Organizations

On June 21, the IRS issued long awaited proposed regulations under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code that affect a broad range of compensation arrangements at tax exempt organizations.

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Thomson Reuters Foundation News "Leaving the EU must not mean turning our backs on the world"

Bill would ban sex offenders from nonprofits serving victims

Lansing State Journal  Michigan currently has no law that would have prohibited a Lansing nonprofit that serves sexual assault victims from using registered sex offenders as volunteers, bu

Finance chairman concerned about findings of review into museums

The Hill  The area of the tax code governing tax-exempt, private museums may be “ripe for exploitation,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) told the Internal Revenue Se

I.R.S. Ruling Is Obstacle to Health Care Networks Promoted by Obama

The New York Times  A ruling by the Internal Revenue Service creates a significant obstacle to a new type of health care network that the Obama administration has promoted as a way to prov

IL Supreme Court to tackle hospital property taxes, rights of protesters in Grant Park

Cook County Record  The Illinois Supreme Court will weigh in on the question of whether Illinois law can constitutionally exempt hospitals from paying property taxes.

Opinion: My charitable donations are none of your beeswax

Crain's Chicago Business  In President Barack Obama's recent commencement address at Howard University, he decried attacks on free speech that frequently take the form of campus protests a

White House Increases Overtime Eligibility by Millions

The New York Times  The Obama administration, in a far-reaching effort to improve the lot of workers that has ignited criticism from business groups, announced on Tuesday that it was makin

BGA: Despite law, nonprofits contributed to politicians

Chicago Sun-Times  Though federal law bars them from doing so, nearly 90 not-for-profit churches, hospitals and schools in Illinois have contributed a total of more than $84,000 to campaig

Revocation of Federal Tax Exemption at Historic African-American Theater Holds Warning for Others

Nonprofit Quarterly  In April, leadership of Karamu House, a settlement house that includes the oldest African-American theater in the United States, suddenly became aware that the IRS had

IRS Issues Regulations Affecting Compensation Arrangements at Tax-Exempt Organizations

On June 21, the IRS issued long awaited proposed regulations under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code that affect a broad range of compensation arrangements at tax exempt organizations.

EXPERT VIEWS- How will 'Brexit' affect aid agencies and charities?

Thomson Reuters Foundation News "Leaving the EU must not mean turning our backs on the world"