Friday, September 20, 2013

Hudson Institute Panel Pessimistic on IRS Nonprofit Regulation - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Hudson Institute Panel Pessimistic on IRS Nonprofit Regulation - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: he Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., hosted a luncheon panel to discuss the IRS and nonprofit regulation. Despite its title, the panel called “IRS 501(c)(4) = SOS?” spent almost no time during the 90-minute event discussing social welfare organizations or their regulation. Instead, the panel gave a scathing review of current IRS nonprofit oversight and proposed varying levels of change.

Acting IRS Chief Touts Progress in Reforming Exempt Organizations Processes - Oversight - GovExec.com

Acting IRS Chief Touts Progress in Reforming Exempt Organizations Processes - Oversight - GovExec.com: Since taking over in May as acting chief of the Internal Revenue Service, Danny Werfel has presided over “a period of aggressive activity” that includes fresh leadership and promising policy reforms to ease the troubled agency forward from this spring’s scandal over alleged political targeting of conservative nonprofits.

Indian companies forced into charity | Sky News Australia

Indian companies forced into charity | Sky News Australia: ndia's government still struggles to provide reliable basic services to a majority of its citizens, trapping hundreds of millions of them in poverty. Now the country's richest firms have been told they must help.

Under the new amended Companies Act passed in August by parliament, large businesses have been asked to spend two per cent of their profits each year on 'Corporate Social Responsibility' (CSR).

'The idea is that if we could divert some corporate energy and the corporate way of doing business into our development sector, for a country like India it could help enormously,' the head of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee, explained.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Small N.Y. Town Clashes with Colleges Over Service Costs - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Small N.Y. Town Clashes with Colleges Over Service Costs - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: Alfred, N.Y., a small upstate village with two colleges that account for 90 percent of its assessed property value, is taking a more aggressive tack in seeking payments in lieu of taxes from the institutions, The New York Times writes.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Texas Charity Shuttered By Authorities | The NonProfit Times

Texas Charity Shuttered By Authorities | The NonProfit Times: A Texas nonprofit that was not authorized to process immigration cases has been shuttered and its leaders ordered to pay restitution and penalties of more than a half-million dollars.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office announced that it secured an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction against Cristo Vive in Austin, Texas for providing unauthorized legal services in the Travis County area. The state filed an “enforcement action” in August 2012 against the organization for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Notary Public Act by unlawfully representing they were legally authorized to process immigration cases before federal authorities. State investigators later discovered that the defendants were neither licensed attorneys nor accredited to offer immigration-related legal services.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Charitable Organizations/Contracted Fundraisers

Charitable Organizations/Contracted Fundraisers: Charitable Organizations (A.R.S. Title 44, Chapter 19, Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes)

Charities soliciting donations in Arizona will no longer be required to file with the Secretary of State’s Office as of September 13, 2013. See Laws 2012, Chapter 234, Relating to Solicitation of Funds For Charitable Purposes (HB 2457).

If a charity chooses to file with SOS for the 2013 year, it must do so by September 12, 2013.

If a charity chooses to become current for past delinquencies, it must do so by September 12, 2013.

If a charity is delinquent prior to 2013, it must become current, pay the delinquent filing penalties and file 2013 by September 12, 2013.

Filings submitted after this date will be returned.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Calif. Nonprofits Say Dark-Money Disclosure Bill Goes Too Far - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Calif. Nonprofits Say Dark-Money Disclosure Bill Goes Too Far - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: Nonprofits in California are raising concerns over one of a slate of proposals to regulate politicking by tax-exempt interest groups more closely, saying it could backfire and ensnare small, legitimate organizations, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Private Universities call for restoration of tax exemptions | Business News 2013-09-06

Private Universities call for restoration of tax exemptions | Business News 2013-09-06: Private universities in Ghana have appealed to government to restore the tax exempt status due them to enable them fully discharge their responsibilities to the people.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013