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Top 10 Form 990 Audit Triggers No One Told You About

Timely and accurate filing of Form 990 is essential to the ongoing success of your nonprofit. We often run into the false notion that since it is a nonprofit filing the return, that the IRS really doesn't pay that much…

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Form 990: The Public Window Into Your Nonprofit

There are lots of reasons why your nonprofit's annual IRS Form 990 is critically important. Chief among those reasons is that it is legally required that your organization file one each year. But another important consideration is the public transparency…

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What is IRS Form 990?

The instructions for IRS Form 990, the long form, are 103 pages long. IRS Form 990-EZ, its mid-range form, instructions are 48 pages long. IRS Form 990-PF, only for private foundations - but required of all private foundations regardless of…

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Does Our Nonprofit Have to Register for Charitable Solicitations?

Your nonprofit organization has received donations. Fantastic news! But... do you need to concern yourself with the state's fundraising registration process? You see words like charitable solicitation, but what does that mean? What actions give rise to a nonprofit needing…

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50 Nonprofit Facts and Statistics

Most people, or at least me, like lists of facts. Like the height of Mount Everest is 29,032 feet high. Although it was considered to be 29,028 feet high until December of 2020, when the official height was changed. Facts…

Understanding the 501(c)(3) Public Support Test

Over the course of our many years in business, we have found the public support test to be among the least understood topics by nonprofits, especially smaller organizations.  But, it is absolutely critical to understand how it works, lest your nonprofit…

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How to Allocate Nonprofit Expenses

There are some universal truths when it comes to nonprofits that are not dependent on the size of the organization. This is especially true about money. While yes, the amount of revenue determine which Form 990 the nonprofit is required…

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