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I am an H-1B visa holder. Can I start a nonprofit while still working for my employer?

For a seemingly simple question, the answer can be quite complex. The short answer is, it depends. I am not an immigration lawyer, but I am quite familiar with nonprofits. Current immigration ...
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Can Volunteers take a charitable deduction for donating their time?

Let's assume you volunteer 6 hours a week in the office of a qualified organization. The receptionist is paid $10 an hour for the same work. It only makes sense that the value of your time is at ...
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I am a Church Deacon. What can I deduct?

You can deduct as a charitable contribution any unreimbursed expenses you have while in a permanent diaconate program established by your church. These expen­ses include the cost of vestments, ...
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What are the rules on charitable deductions for the Ball?

If you pay a qualified organization more than fair market value for the right to attend a charity ball, banquet, show, sporting event, or other benefit event, you can deduct only the amount that is ...
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Can I make a donation to an Israeli Charity and receive a deduction?

Yes, but with some conditions. Under the U.S.­Israel income tax treaty, a contribution to an Israeli charitable organization is deductible if and to the extent the contribution would have been ...
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Can a person take a tax deduction for donating space in a building to a charity?

Generally, you cannot deduct a charitable contribution of less than your entire interest in property. A contribution of the right to use property is a contribution of less than your entire interest in ...
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Do I need to incorporate or file with the IRS to accept donations?

First, it's helpful to understand that Texas law provides for unincorporated nonprofit associations. Texas law concerning unincorporated nonprofit associations is codified as chapter 252 of the ...
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A Primer of Private Foundations

Every organization that qualifies for tax exemption as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) is a private foundation unless it falls into one of the categories specifically excluded from the ...
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What is a Group Exemption Letter?

Answer: The IRS sometimes recognizes a group of organizations as tax-exempt if they are affiliated with a central organization. This avoids the need for each of the organizations to apply for ...
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Can a 501(c)(3) Organization Accept Donations from Canadians?

Answer: Yes. If your Canadian donors have U.S. income, they can generally claim any gifts to U.S. charities that would be allowed on a U.S. return. In general, Canadians can claim the eligible amount ...
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Charitable Gifts: How Much of a Deduction Can I Claim?

A cash contribution made for the use of a public charity is deductible up to 30% of the donor's adjusted gross income for the tax year; a contribution of property made for the use of a public ...
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Are Gifts to our Church Earmarked for a Specific Purpose Tax Deductible?

If contributions to a church fund are earmarked by the donor for a particular individual, they are treated, in effect, as being gifts to the designated individual and are not deductible. Therefore, ...
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What's the Difference Between a Church and a Religious Organization?

Question: What’s the Difference Between a Church and a Religious Organization? Answer: Let’s first do what we can to define the terms and then address the question. As we all know the ...
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What is the Difference Between a 501(c) (3) and a 501 (c) (4) Organization?

Question: What is the Difference Between a 501(c) (3) and a 501 (c) (4) Organization? Answer: A 501(c)(3) organization is a nonprofit organization created for charitable, religious, educational, ...
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Why is a 501(h) election important to nonprofits engaged in lobbying?

Many nonprofits are under the impression that lobbying is forbidden or severely restricted, but that is not entirely the case. The fact is that nonprofits need to be very careful about blindly ...
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Can I form a Nonprofit LLC?

Question? Can I setup my Nonprofit as an LLC? Answer: Yes, but only under very limited circumstances would this be of benefit. In order to understand why, let’s break the one question into its ...
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Top Ten Tips to Shorten the Tax-exempt Application Process

10. Provide the required information on the principal officers and board of directors. L ist the following information for the principal officers and board of directors: a) Names; b) Mailing ...
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  • At Our Firm, We Enjoy What We Do!

    Making a difference and helping others is what we do. Learn more about our firm!

    Meet the Attorneys
  • Do I Need an Attorney for a Nonprofit?

    You will encounter many complexities when starting a nonprofit, and may need legal help.

    Why Hire an Attorney?
  • Start Your Business Off Right

    It is crucial that your nonprofit be setup correctly to avoid problems and ensure your success.

    Find Out What Needs to Be Done
  • We Can't Wait to Hear
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    Have a question about nonprofit law? Contact us today for a free consultation.

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