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September 16-September 30, 2004

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September 16-September 30, 2004

September 16-September 30, 2004

IRS Recommends Excess Benefits Taxes For Personal Use of Church Property 
Memoranda evidence Service’s efforts to crack down on “automatic” violations by insiders at charities

Courts Orders Expand Restitution From Convicted Nonprofit Executives
ED must repay embezzled federal funds; tech officer must reimburse for lawyer’s investigation

“Church” Pays Tax, But Doesn’t Lose Exemption for Electioneering
Minister also pays Section 4955 tax for opposing candidate; Group loses status as church because activity has changed

Behind the Numbers

Don't Operate Blind: Jump-Start Your Accounting Department

Issues Notes

Thursday with the Editor, September 30, 1:00 ET
Behind the Numbers explains financial and accounting issues
Save the Date - Thursday, December 2, 2004 "This Year in Nonprofit Law"

To the Point

If people give money specifically designated towards a “building fund” and it is used instead for 'general funds' purposes, is this permissable?

Lessons from Litigation

  • Medical residents’ antitrust case dismissed
  • Most Martha Graham dances are works for hire
  • Hospital submits to jurisdiction by collection practices
  • Local Church May Revoke Trust for National

Tax Matters

  • Charitable hospital need not show day care unavailable elsewhere to obtain exemption

Employment Law

  • Houseparent may be religious worker

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