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Should officer use personal credit card for (c)(3) purchases?


An officer of a nonprofit uses his personal credit card to pay the organization’s bills, and then submits a voucher to be reimbursed so he can earn a 2% credit for goods purchased and keep it for his personal use. Should the officer be doing this on a regular basis?


What do we tell winners of lottery or auction?


If our 501(c)(3) nonprofit has a raffle and the prize is worth more than $600, do we have to advise winner and tell the IRS of the winnings?  If we offered the same items through an auction format, and the value of each item was less, would there be an obligation to advise the highest bidder of any tax burden. We are currently raffling sports tickets that have a value of either just under or just over $600.


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Question of the Week

November 21-28, 2017
How do we accurately estimate the cost of in-kind donations on our Form 990 tax information returns and/or for grant applications? Can we include items (in our case, musical instruments) that have been loaned to us as in-kind donations?   Answer

Employment Law

October 24, 2017

An employer may not fire an employee who refuses to sign an illegal confidentiality statement,...Read more

FMLA retaliation claim requires only some motivation by employer

A employee claiming that she was fired in...

Employee may proceed with FMLA retaliation, ADA claims

An employee of a nonprofit continuing care...

Failure to disclose illness destroys disability claim

An executive director’s failure to disclose...

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Nonprofit Issues will partner with Montgomery McCracken for the 27th Annual This Year in Nonprofit Law

Thursday, November 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
Law offices of Montgomery McCracken
Philadelphia, PA 

Keynote Presentation
Can Philanthropy Save Journalism?

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Lead Stories

November 14, 2017

The Senate Tax Bill being considered simultaneously with the House Tax Bill in the Republicans...

House Tax Bill Would Significantly Affect Charities

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (...

Club Can’t Compel Arbitration Based on Notice on Back of Renewal Form

An appellate court in California has affirmed...

Lessons from Litigation

October 31, 2017

A nonprofit membership organization including more than 700 prison inmates lacks associational...Read more

Candidate can’t overturn election without showing damages

A candidate for director of the nonprofit...

Volunteer coach may be sued for death after concussion

A volunteer coach of a high school football...

Mastercard may limit contribution to charity

From 2011 to 2015, Mastercard International...

Tax Matters

October 2, 2017

The City of Rutland, VT, has lost its argument that a pair of parent-child centers offering a...Read more

Donors denied deduction for $145,000 in clothing and furniture

The donors claimed $145,250 in charitable...

Ping pong club not exempt from real estate tax

A 501(c)(3) ping pong club is not exempt from...

$33 million deduction lost for failure to report basis

The failure to list the cost basis of a...

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