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    501(c)3 VS 501(c)4 - What is the Difference?

    501(c) Non-Profit OrgsThere are 29 different 501(c) non-profit organizations exempt from Federal Income Tax, and sometimes state and local taxes. 501(c) non-profit organizations may receive unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, and unions. The following outlines the difference between a 501(c)3 and a 501(c)4 organization so that you may ensure that you select the proper class for your organization's specific needs. 501(c)3Voluntary Solutions deals with primarily ...  Read More...

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    Overtime Pay an Inhibitor to New Growth

      While the idea behind stronger overtime pay regulations seems to be moral and just, Zachary Slayback of the Mises Institute fears that these regulations will only hurt those they are meant to help. Small organizations - including non-profits - with rather limited means will suffer at the hands of well-meaning politicians and their constituents. He makes a strong case for greater concern in the non-profit community. Read the full article by Zachary Slayback at mises.org &nbs...  Read More...

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    A Friend for Your Organization

     One of the key components of successfully incorporating your new non-profit organization is identifying a reliable resident agent. A resident agent serves to represent your organization in the state where it is incorporated, and most states require every corporation to have one. Required or not, dedicated resident agents offer many benefits to their clients.   Read More...

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    Foreign Organizations and U.S. Public Charity Status

       Interestingly, many of the inquiries we are fielding here at Voluntary Solutions have been from foreign entities. Did you know that many types of foreign organizations can raise money in the U.S., or even become a U.S. public charity, if certain conditions are met?   Read More...

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    Don't Lose Your Charity Status

    As a public charity it is crucial to be up to date on all IRS state filings. This year, the IRS form 990 or annual exempt organization return is due on May 15th for calendar year taxpayers. According to the IRS, 16% of all non-profit organizations lost their tax-exempt status in 2010.   Read More...

  • A Year for Giving: The Prospects of 2016 and Beyond

    The NonProfit Times is reporting on projections published by The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University, that in 2016 and 2017 non-profit organizations will continue to see substantial growth in annual charitable giving. Follow the link below to read more: http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/giving-study-projects-consecutive-yearly-hikes/Turn Your Passion for a Cause into a Career!   Read More...

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