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May 4-11, 2021
Our nonprofit has an IRS determination letter as a 501(c)(3) charity. We are applying for funds from a private foundation that says they only give to organizations that are public charities under section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2). We meet the requirements for 509 (a)(2). Where do we file to get this designation, the IRS? If so what form do we fill out? Answer

Employment Law

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NY whistleblower law creates private right of action

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EEOC claim jeopardized by failure to report in bankruptcy

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Lead Stories

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

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Violation of Donor Bill of Rights Insufficient to Justify Fraud Charge

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Lessons from Litigation

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April 28, 2021

Artist Andy Warhol’s creation of a series of portraits of the singer Prince, based on a single...Read more

Want to know why you should control the “Foundation”?

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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...

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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