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April 13-20, 2021
We are a 100-year-old cemetery association with recognition as a 501(c)(3) charity. We are in the process of merging with another cemetery organization so that we will be able to maintain the grounds and new burials. We recently merged and are in the process of applying for a 501(c)(13) cemetery status.  If we merge, what process will we need to take with our bank finances? Do we merge the funds together before we receive the (c)(13) or after?  Answer

Employment Law

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April 9, 2021

A former employee of a nonprofit family healthcare system has won damages of more than $2.7...Read more

NY whistleblower law creates private right of action

An employee of a foundation who complained of...

Fundraiser is not whistleblower on SEC complaint

The director of planned giving at a nonprofit...

EEOC claim jeopardized by failure to report in bankruptcy

A federal District Court in Chicago has ruled...

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Lead Stories

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March 2, 2021
In a long-anticipated ruling, Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund has been found not liable... Read more
Bankruptcy Stays Suit Against Officeholder of Corporation Sole

The Bankruptcy Code provides that all pending...

Who Owns Rights to Event Photos Taken By Volunteer for Nonprofit?

The Military Sexual Trauma Movement was...

Violation of Donor Bill of Rights Insufficient to Justify Fraud Charge

Fundraisers for charity frequently cite the...

Lessons from Litigation

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April 19, 2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has recently affirmed a District Court...Read more

Suspension of membership is not denial of property right

The suspension of membership rights in a...

Private nonprofit employee is “public servant”

When the defendant in a criminal case in...

Church board may remove pastor

The board of trustees of an Independent...

Tax Matters

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April 13, 2021

A limited liability company that has a 501(c)(3) charity as its sole member is not entitled to...Read more

City may not impose “business privilege tax” on charity

The City of Allentown, PA, may not impose a “...

Corporate stock is largest type of noncash gifts

Gifts of corporate stock to charities totaled...

State University property immune from tax

Real estate owned by Indiana University of...

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