Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide: How to Keep Your Tax-Exempt Status and Avoid IRS Problems

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Tax rules for your nonprofit — stay legal and keep the IRS off your back

Your nonprofit enjoys special privileges not available to other organizations — but they come at a price. Nonprofits must comply with rules and regulations that don't apply to for-profit ventures.

Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide explains these rules and what your nonprofit ...

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Overview

Tax rules for your nonprofit — stay legal and keep the IRS off your back

Your nonprofit enjoys special privileges not available to other organizations — but they come at a price. Nonprofits must comply with rules and regulations that don't apply to for-profit ventures.

Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide explains these rules and what your nonprofit must do to maintain tax-exempt status and avoid problems with the IRS.

This practical, thorough, and easy-to-read book explains both ongoing and annual compliance requirements for nonprofits, including:
 
- rules for charitable giving and cash donations
- Form 990
- unrelated taxable business income
- annual IRS filings and disclosures
- property donations
- bookkeeping basics
- working with independent contractors and volunteers
- restrictions on lobbying and political activities

The book also includes a chapter on the types of transactions that can get your nonprofit in hot water with the IRS.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413319293
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 11/29/2013
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 435,711
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, including Tax Deductions for Professionals, Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions — plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983.

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Table of Contents

1. Nonprofits and the IRS
2. Annual IRS Filings—The Form 990
3. Record Keeping and Accounting
4. Volunteers, Employees, and Independent Contractors
5. Charitable Giving—The Basics and Cash Donations
6. Property Donations
7. Excessive Compensation, Sweetheart Deals, and Other Ways to Get in Trouble With the IRS
8. Nonprofits That Make Money and UBIT
9. Lobbying and Political Campaign Activities
10. Help Beyond This Book
Appendix: Forms
Index

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