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March 28-April 4, 2023
May our 501(c)(3) charity present election survey results showing where candidates stand on issues? This has been done at my church. The survey I recall, though, was prepared by a group that favored one slate of candidates over the other. The opposing folks often did not reply to information requests from the survey firm, so many issues only presented the position of one candidate.  Answer

Employment Law

February 28, 2023

An individual who serves as on-site supervisor and inspector to ensure that a food service...Read more

Successor agency liable for unemployment comp charges

A nonprofit youth services organization that...

Court limits FLSA class action certification

A federal District Court in New York has...

Ecclesiastical abstention applies to defamation case

When the finance officer of the Catholic...

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Lead Stories

March 28, 2023
Talk about a double whammy. A taxpayer who claimed a $3 million deduction for a gift of private... Read more
Nonprofit Hospitals Denied Real Estate Tax Exemption

A Pennsylvania appellate court has denied...

Lessons from Litigation

March 21, 2023

After nearly five years of dissent and litigation, the deposed director of a singles club in...Read more

Contractor may sue for retaliation under Title IX

A sports psychologist who has a contract with...

Don’t count on bank to prevent loss on embezzlement

A nonprofit cooperative that operates the...

Tax Matters

March 28, 2023

The Internal Revenue Service has recently released a “Technical Guide” to help provide guidance...Read more

Tenant cannot dispute tax without appeal

A tenant who opposes the imposition of real...

Suspended nonprofit can’t contest revocation of exemption

A California nonprofit corporation whose...

IRS confirms that cryptocurrency gifts to charity require appraisal

The IRS has issued a Memorandum from the...

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