California AG’s Guide for Online Charitable Giving

The Charitable Trusts Section of the California Department of Justice published the Attorney General’s Guide for Online Charitable Giving in July 2019. The Guide consists of four sections: Introduction: How and Where Can You Give to Support Charities Online? Research Before Donating Duties and Best Practices for Charitable Fundraising Platforms Conclusion and Legal Notice For […]

Giving Tuesday: 6 Legal Tips for Donors

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. – Giving Tuesday […]

IRS Releases Revised Publication on Charitable Contributions: Substantiation & Disclosure

The Internal Revenue Service recently released a revised version of Publication 1771, Charitable Contributions: Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements.  The Publication explains the federal tax law charities and churches that receive tax-deductible charitable contributions and for taxpayers who make contributions.  There are recordkeeping and substantiation rules imposed on donors of charitable contributions and disclosure rules imposed on […]

This Ramadan, Give Without Fear (But Give Wisely)

GUEST BLOG POSTThis Ramadan, Give Without Fear (But Give Wisely)By: Mazen Asbahi, Esq. American Muslims face unique and troubling challenges in trying to fulfill their religious obligations to give charity or zakat. The laws meant to serve the legitimate purpose of preventing the diversion of humanitarian aid to terrorist groups are, instead, overly broad, ambiguous […]