Noteworthy

February 15, 2017 | Cheshire Law Group

In February, the IRS began alerting nonprofits that they could also be potential targets in a bold new tax scam. Nonprofits, including schools and hospitals, have fallen victim to this newest email scam, according to the IRS. What emails should nonprofits watch out for? The “Executive Director” sends an email to an employee in the… Read more »

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October 8, 2015 | Catherine Klein

Pennsylvania laws require extensive child abuse history clearances for volunteers who have direct contact with children. As of July 1, 2015, new laws simplified the process for obtaining background certifications, and made other significant changes to reduce the burdens on organizations and their volunteers.  See the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website for more about the… Read more »

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May 5, 2013 | Morgen Cheshire

Colleges and universities take heed. In late April, the IRS issued its Final Report of the Colleges and Universities Compliance Project (the version linked here includes the May 2 revisions), and Congress members are taking note. Whether you are a college or university (or another organization in the tax-exempt sector), if you are not taking a systemic look at your operations and compliance practices, the IRS report makes clear that now is the opportune time.

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May 3, 2013 | Morgen Cheshire

If you are a nonprofit organization that recently received this nine-page questionnaire from the IRS (IRS Form 14449), there’s no need to panic, but it may be a good time to reconnect with nonprofit legal counsel. The questionnaire is not an audit and receiving it does not mean that the IRS believes that your organization has done something wrong.

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