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2018 Year-End Tax Planning for Businesses

2018 Year-End Tax Planning for Businesses

Posted by Sherry Dellebovi, James Dunn Jr., Michael Grimaldi, Mark Janulewicz, Brian Kern, Michē Needham, David Schlein, Cory Van Deusen V on January 03, 2019

Business tax planning is very complex. Careful planning involves more than just focusing on lowering taxes for the current and future years. How each potential tax saving opportunity affects the entire business must also be considered.

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BDO Nonprofit Standard • Winter 2018

BDO Nonprofit Standard • Winter 2018

Posted by Donna Gonser on December 28, 2018

The Nonprofit Standard is available through our affiliation with the BDO Alliance USA.

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The IRS Updates Rules on Not-for-Profit Restructurings and Mergers

The IRS Updates Rules on Not-for-Profit Restructurings and Mergers

Posted by Donna Gonser on December 24, 2018

It's easier now for not-for-profit organizations to merge or restructure. In a recent IRS Revenue Procedure, the tax agency states that, in most circumstances, not-for-profits can keep their current Employer Identification Numbers if they're restructuring.

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Compensating Nonprofit Board Members

Compensating Nonprofit Board Members

Posted by Sarah Hopkins on November 14, 2018

Despite some drawbacks, compensating board members may make sense for your nonprofit. But be careful to follow all applicable rules and regulations. Learn more.

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BDO Nonprofit Standard • Fall 2018

BDO Nonprofit Standard • Fall 2018

Posted by Donna Gonser on November 14, 2018

The Nonprofit Standard is available through our affiliation with the BDO Alliance USA.

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Using Insurance to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Risk

Using Insurance to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Risk

Posted by Cathleen Karpik on October 16, 2018

Many kinds of insurance policies are available to nonprofits, but it’s unlikely your organization needs all of them. How do you determine which ones are essential based on your nonprofit’s risks and budget?

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Charitable Donations: The World of Quid Pro Quo

Charitable Donations: The World of Quid Pro Quo

Posted by Donna Gonser on October 16, 2018

A contribution to a charity isn't always a tax-deductible contribution for the donor, as in the case of “quid pro quo” donations. This article explains exactly what a quid pro quo donation is and how a not-for-profit is obligated to acknowledge and disclose it. Handling items at a charity auction requires special treatment.

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Make a Licensing Agreement Work for Your Nonprofit

Make a Licensing Agreement Work for Your Nonprofit

Posted by Jill Johnson on October 16, 2018

When licensing agreements work, both charities and companies win. But to help ensure an arrangement doesn’t cause PR and other problems, you’ll need to perform due diligence before signing an agreement.

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When Should you Reconsider a Special Event?

When Should you Reconsider a Special Event?

Posted by Maria Gambacorta on October 16, 2018

Special events can be huge moneymakers for nonprofits, but sometimes they can be money pits, costing much more than the funds they raise.

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Leadership’s Role During a Nonprofit’s Merger

Leadership’s Role During a Nonprofit’s Merger

Posted by Donna Gonser on October 16, 2018

Nonprofit leaders may think they can turn over the logistics of a merger or acquisition to their professional advisors, but executives and board members play a critical role during the five major phases of the merger process.

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