Archive for Announcements & Events

Register for the Form 990 Filing Tips webcast presentation

Thursday, May 8, 2 pm, ET

Topics include:

  • Preparing the Form 990-series return
  • Managing legal risks more effectively
  • Avoiding penalties
  • Explaining Unrelated Business Income
  • Highlighting online resources
  • Promoting EO resources

To receive CE credit (and a certificate of completion) you must view the presentation for a minimum of 50 minutes.

Register here.

Tune in for Nonprofit Tax Information with these Online Tools & a Phone Forum

Included in this post:

  1. IRS phone forum scheduled March 27:
    Veterans Organizations: Help from the IRS on Key Rules
  2. Changes made to EO Select Check
  3. Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract page updated

IRS phone forum scheduled March 27:
Veterans Organizations: Help from the IRS on Key Rules

This phone forum, which begins at 2 p.m. EDT, will cover the following topics:

  • Exemption Requirements
  • Exempt Activities
  • Unrelated Business Income (including gaming)
  • Recordkeeping
  • Employment Issues
  • Group Rulings
  • Filing Requirements

Go here to register for this event.

More information: Publication 3386: Veterans’ Organizations Tax Guide

 


 

Changes made to EO Select Check

Exempt Organizations Select Check, the on-line tool that allows users to search for an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings, has been updated.

The changes include:

  • Wording changes throughout the application, most notably changing Tax Deductible Contributions to Tax Deductible Charitable Contribution wherever it appeared
  • Adding the reinstatement date column
  • Removing federal government from the dropdown list of deductibility status codes and removing its explanation from the help text in the Pub 78 section
  • Adding 00 to the dropdown list of exemption types and adding its explanation to the help text in the revocation section
  • Removing 501(c)(1) (Federal Credit Unions) from the dropdown list of exemption types and removing its explanation from the help text in the revocation section

 

Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract page updated

The EO BMF page, which was recently updated, includes cumulative information on exempt organizations. The data are available monthly by state and region.
In addition to the page’s new look:

  • Files are now in comma separated value format, which can be opened by most computer applications including Excel
  • Data is displayed via a map versus by list of states

 

See the updated documentation guide for further information about the data, including a crosswalk, which shows the changes from one document to another (generally showing where the field was in the first document and where it is in the second document).


Just a few days left to apply for Junior League grant funds!

Critical Needs - The Junior League of Waco has limited funds available to assist organizations in addressing emergency needs. These grants may not exceed $2,000 and are contingent on funds available. Except in cases of extreme emergency, an agency which has received Community Critical needs monies will not be eligible to reapply for twenty-four months after receipt of grant. Please click here to complete the Critical Needs form.  (REPost: 3/20/14)

Grant for Design Challenges in Rural Communities, CIRD

“The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD) has issued a request for proposals to rural communities facing design challenges – such as Main Street revitalization, how to manage and direct growth, design community-supportive transportation systems, preserve natural and historic landscapes and buildings, protect working agricultural lands, and provide adequate and affordable housing – who are interested in hosting a local workshop in 2014-2015.

Successful applicants will receive a $7,000 stipend and in-kind professional design expertise and technical assistance valued at $35,000. The Request for Proposals is posted on the CIRD website” – Orton Family Foundation [source].

Deadline is Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 9 pm, EDT.

To learn more about this grant opportunity, go to Citizen’s Institute on Rural Design, or visit Orton’s Family Foundation.