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News for Nonprofits: COVID-19 Relief Benefits Donors

April 8, 2021

The COVID-19 relief legislation signed into law in December 2020 includes some provisions that could be a boost to donors and the nonprofits they support. For example, it extends the temporary “universal charitable deduction” for taxpayers who don’t itemize their deductions through 2021. The deduction was limited to $300 for cash contributions to qualified charities…

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Tax Planning: Don’t Forget About the CAA

April 7, 2021

Remember the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA)? It was signed into law on December 27, 2020, providing relief to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to reducing 2020 tax bills, the act provides several tax benefits for 2021, so be sure to keep it in mind as the year rolls along. Here…

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IRS clarifies royalty exception to UBIT

IRS Clarifies Royalty Exception to UBIT

April 7, 2021

Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have brought renewed attention to nonprofits’ potential liability for unrelated business income tax (UBIT). Organizations generally are subject to a 21% tax on unrelated income, but exceptions apply — including one for royalties. Although a “royalty” isn’t defined in the U.S tax code or regulations, a recent…

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PPP Loan Application Window Extended to May 31, 2021

April 6, 2021

President Biden has signed the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act of 2021, which extends the covered period for the PPP. Before the law was passed, the loan application deadline was set to expire on March 31, 2021. The new law extends the deadline to May 31, 2021. In addition, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is…

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Updated guidance for impairment testing: When to consider triggering events

Updated Guidance for Impairment Testing: When to Consider Triggering Events

April 6, 2021

On March 30, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published an updated accounting standard on events that trigger an impairment test under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This simplified alternative may provide relief to private companies and not-for-profit entities that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you should know. Simplified…

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Need a new business vehicle? Consider a heavy SUV

Need a New Business Vehicle? Consider a Heavy SUV

April 1, 2021

Are you considering buying or replacing a vehicle that you’ll use in your business? If you choose a heavy sport utility vehicle (SUV), you may be able to benefit from lucrative tax rules for those vehicles. Bonus depreciation  Under current law, 100% first-year bonus depreciation is available for qualified new and used property that’s acquired…

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4 Ways to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Audit Committee

March 31, 2021

An Audit committee faces many challenges in 2021. As the economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new dimensions to the oversight roles and responsibilities of the audit committee. Consider taking these following four steps to fortify your committee’s effectiveness. 1. Focus on fundamentals  Once you’ve wrapped up the financial reporting process for fiscal…

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March/April 2021 Tax Tips

March/April 2021 Tax Tips

March 30, 2021

Using qualified small business stock to attract investors For businesses in need of funding, qualified small business stock (QSBS) can be a powerful tool for attracting investment capital. It entices investors with the prospect of tax-free gains on the sale of the stock (subject to certain limitations), provided they hold it for more than five…

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Restructuring in today’s regulatory climate

Restructuring Your Nonprofit in Today’s Regulatory Climate

March 30, 2021

Some nonprofits have been forced to restructure their organizations due to the economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, IRS rule changes from a couple of years ago make the restructuring process far easier than it once was. If you’re considering such a change, here’s what you need to know. How have the rules changed?…

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New Law Tax Break May Make Child and Dependent Care Less Expensive

March 30, 2021

The new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides eligible families with an enhanced child and dependent care credit for 2021. This is the credit available for expenses a taxpayer pays for the care of qualifying children under the age of 13 so that the taxpayer can be gainfully employed. Note that a credit reduces your…

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