Contracts vs. Grant Agreements

When a nonprofit organization receives funding, it’s important for it to know if it should classify those incoming funds as receipts from a contract, or receipts from a grant.  How the funds are categorized can lead to very different outcomes for the nonprofit organization. For example, the characterization will...

Filing for 501(c)(3) Status Late: An Update

Startup charitable nonprofit organizations typically file with IRS for recognition of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code shortly after formation. If an application for such recognition (Form 1023) is filed within 27 months of formation, and approved, the IRS recognizes tax-exempt status retroactively as of...

IRS TE/GE FY 2020 Accomplishments Letter

The IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division (TE/GE) recently published its FY 2020 Accomplishments Letter. One segment of customers covered by TE/GE is Exempt Organizations (EO), which includes charities, private foundations, business leagues, labor unions, and veterans’ organizations. The other two segments of customers are Employee Plans and...

New COVID-19 Relief Package

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “2021 COVID Relief Act”) was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The 2021 COVID Relief Act is a $900 billion part of the $1.4 trillion omnibus spending and appropriations bill that is viewed as the sequel to...