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Alliance for Justice Tips on "How 501(c)(3)s Can Respond During an Election Year"

Source: Bolder Advocacy
As the 2016 races heat up, nonprofits may feel the urge to comment on the issues discussed by candidates. However, the rules surrounding 501(c)(3) advocacy are murky and the consequences can be severe. Luckily, the Alliance for Justice's Bolder Advocacy initiative recently released a "Commenting on Candidates and Campaigns" guide that covers the dos and don'ts of issue advocacy and education.
Posted on: July 14, 2015
Topics: Communications for Advocacy | IRS | Legal

IRS Releases Paper on Good Governance

Source: IRS
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its final paper on good nonprofit governance practices in six critical areas. The topic areas covered in the paper include the mission, organizational documents, governing body, governance management policies, financial statements and the form 990, and transparency and accountability. Nonprofits can use these recommendations as one resource for a governance checklist. Download a copy of the paper from the IRS.
Posted on: May 2, 2013
Topics: Executive | IRS | Accountability (Ethics)

Termination of an Exempt Organization

Source: IRS.gov
Internal Revenue Code Section 6043(b) and Treasury Regulations Section 1.6043-3 establish rules for when a tax-exempt organization must notify the IRS that it has undergone a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction. Generally, most organizations must notify the IRS when they terminate. Among other things, notice to the IRS of a termination will close the organization’s account in IRS records. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Collaboration | IRS
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