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January 24-31, 2023
Our very small nonprofit solicits charitable contributions with an annual letter in a state where most of our membership and volunteers live. We need to file an annual report with the state plus pay a small fee. The report is very tedious for a volunteer treasurer, who has many other reports to file. As a 501(c)(3), can we avoid that charge and still send our annual letter or accept donations, but not send a solicitation letter?   Answer

Employment Law

November 15, 2022

A federal District Court in New York has granted a conditional class certification for Fair...Read more

Ecclesiastical abstention applies to defamation case

When the finance officer of the Catholic...

Court says “not so fast” on claim of ministerial exemption

Although the U.S. Supreme Court has expanded...

Nonprofit defeats retaliation claim on summary judgment

A assistant to the chief financial officer of...

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Lead Stories

January 16, 2023
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 passed at the end of the last session of Congress... Read more

Lessons from Litigation

December 27, 2022

The California anti-SLAPP statute “has failed miserably,” says a California Court of Appeal in...Read more

Where is the nerve center of virtual nonprofit?

When the Free Speech Foundation, doing...

Nonprofit’s case dismissed for lack of attorney

How many chances should a court give a...

Court defers to “hierarchical” church rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the...

Tax Matters

January 20, 2023

The IRS has issued a Memorandum from the Office of Chief Counsel that makes it more difficult...Read more

Art collector denied deduction without substantiation

A life-long collector and dealer of African...

Farmers denied deduction for transfer of crops to CRAT

A husband and wife pair of farmers has been...

School District may not challenge exemption in trial court

A school district that argued only that...

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