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Institutions of Higher Learning: Foster Learning, Not Fraud

Institutions of Higher Learning: Foster Learning, Not Fraud

Posted by Sarah Hopkins on February 22, 2021

Colleges and universities routinely find themselves subject to fraud, including cyberattacks. Such incidents can interrupt operations, pose public relations problems and result in financial losses.

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Nonprofits Need to Educate Donors About New Tax Benefits

Nonprofits Need to Educate Donors About New Tax Benefits

Posted by Cathleen Karpik on February 18, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, enacted in December 2020, extends and modifies several key tax provisions originally included in the CARES Act. Among the provisions are several that benefit charitable givers — and, by extension, charities.

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Biden’s Tax Plan: Democrats Have Control, but Tax Reform Details Remain Unclear

Biden’s Tax Plan: Democrats Have Control, but Tax Reform Details Remain Unclear

Posted by Brian Kern on February 05, 2021

Now that President Biden has taken office and Democrats have a slim majority in the House and Senate, many are eagerly awaiting details on any new significant tax legislation the administration will aim to pass.

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When Should Not-for-Profit Organizations Return Donations?

When Should Not-for-Profit Organizations Return Donations?

Posted by Robert Torella on January 15, 2021

There are several reasons why donors might ask a not-for-profit to return a gift — for example, if a donor has a change of heart or believes the organization is misusing the funds, but is the organization required to return a donation?

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eBook: Payroll Shift – Nonprofits Trend Towards In-House Payroll

eBook: Payroll Shift – Nonprofits Trend Towards In-House Payroll

Posted by Jonathan Urban on January 04, 2021

One constant in our ever-changing world is the need to pay employees. In fact, payroll is one of the largest expenses most nonprofits encounter.

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COVID-19-Related Relief Is Signed Into Law

COVID-19-Related Relief Is Signed Into Law

Posted by Megan Morris on December 31, 2020

On December 27, President Trump signed a new law to provide COVID-19 pandemic relief. The massive 5,500-plus-page relief package contains direct payments to eligible individuals, a 100% business meal tax deduction for the next two years, additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program loans, and much more.

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Just in Time for the Holidays: COVID-19-Related Relief

Just in Time for the Holidays: COVID-19-Related Relief

Posted by Megan Morris on December 23, 2020

Congress just passed a new bill to provide COVID-19 pandemic relief. The massive 5,500-plus-page relief package contains direct payments to eligible individuals, a 100% business meal tax deduction for the next two years, additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program loans, and much more. This article provides a brief rundown of some highlights of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

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New Stimulus Package Passed December 21, 2020

New Stimulus Package Passed December 21, 2020

Posted by Megan Morris on December 23, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (bill), a massive tax, funding, and spending bill that contains a nearly $900 billion coronavirus aid package. The emergency coronavirus relief package aims to bolster the economy, provide relief to small businesses and the unemployed, deliver checks to individuals, and provide funding for COVID-19 testing and the administration of vaccines.

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Nonprofits Have Additional Time to Comply with New Lease Accounting Standards

Nonprofits Have Additional Time to Comply with New Lease Accounting Standards

Posted by Sara Dayton on December 22, 2020

One year ago, we reminded readers that they had one more year to comply with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s updated lease accounting rules (ASC Topic 842). However, that deadline was extended, meaning many nonprofits may have shifted their attention to other concerns, particularly as COVID-19 rose to the top of everyone’s list of priorities.

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Contending With the Patchwork of State Requirements for Nonprofits

Contending With the Patchwork of State Requirements for Nonprofits

Posted by Robert Torella on December 15, 2020

Most states have laws regulating charitable solicitations and when not-for-profits must register with state agencies. Unfortunately, the rules are different in each state and compliance can be challenging and time-consuming.

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