A diversity of U.S. tax and non-tax issues apply to nonprofit organizations' charitable activities in foreign countries. We work with clients to develop pragmatic solutions to carefully comply with U.S. law and advance their philanthropic and humanitarian work across the globe.
Developing grant agreements and policies for foreign grantmaking to organizations and individuals and educating clients on record-keeping and IRS reporting requirements.
Conducting equivalency determinations for private foundations and sponsoring organizations to donor advised funds.
Serving organizations that provide emergency relief following natural and man-made disasters and other urgent humanitarian crises.
Creating U.S. organizations that raise tax-deductible contributions for projects directly carried out by foreign organizations.
Working with missionary organizations and other nonprofits to mitigate risks and develop creative solutions for operating and funding activities in closed regions.
Advising on OFAC screening and sanctions compliance, licensing for cross-border transfers, and bank de-risking for clients funding activities in geographical areas subject to U.S. sanctions.
Advising on requirements for charitable activities including Form 990 Schedule F, foreign bank account reporting, and FARA registration and disclosure reporting.
Advising on the application of income tax withholding, tax treaties, and totalization agreements between the U.S. and other countries.