Can we acquire another’s exempt status?

We are planning to start a nonprofit and another nonprofit group that closed down is offering us its 501(c) status for our new organization. Is this possible?  


How do we get inheritance back from charity?


My father had real estate worth $50,000 that he deeded it to me. Later he decided he wanted us to deed it to my Section 501(c)(3) ministry, which we did. My father has died and I am wondering if there is a way I can get this inheritance back without taxation.



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Question of the Week

November 24-December 1, 2015

Our nonprofit organization will be changing its name on January 1, and I am curious if there are any specific legal considerations? What legal areas do we need to cover so we do not leave ourselves open to liability from our old namesake? For example, should we maintain old web based domain names to protect them, or will we be completely separated from those types of things once the name has been changed?  

Employment Law

November 16, 2015

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Workers do not show nonprofit housing group is under FLSA

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Employee may sue for hostility from subordinates

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Lead Stories

November 23, 2015

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Student’s Host Family Protected By Volunteer Protection Act

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Lessons from Litigation


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Mortgage without members’ approval is not invalid

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May Court consider bylaw change, embezzlement at church?

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Directors can’t ‘conspire’ to raise dues

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Tax Matters

November 17, 2015

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Charity’s single member LLC not exempt

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Retirement residence not entitled to exemption

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DOJ finds no criminality in Tea Party “Scandal”

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