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Category Archives: 501(c)(4)

Nonprofit Reporting Requirements Present Traps for the Unwary

Posted on March 18, 2015 by bentakis

Running a nonprofit organization requires managing a dizzying array of details under stressful circumstances, including overseeing staff and service providers on a limited budget, seeking donations and grants, and navigating the various personalities and preferences on the Board of Directors. … Continue reading

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IRS Offers New Expedited Option for Backlogged 501(c)(4) Applications

Posted on June 28, 2013 by bentakis

Among the more interesting developments amidst the chaos that ensued following Lois Lerner’s infamous comments at this year’s ABA meeting is the new expedited treatment for certain backlogged applications for 501(c)(4) status, which was announced as part of IRS Acting … Continue reading

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Lois Lerner’s Comments Regarding Tea Party Organization Applications Draw Outrage

Posted on May 11, 2013 by bentakis

It’s a rare event when exempt organization matters grab major headlines in the press, but comments made by Lois Lerner (the director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the Internal Revenue Service) yesterday at the annual meeting of the Tax … Continue reading

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IRS Releases Questionnaire for “Self-Declaring” Exempt Organizations

Posted on March 24, 2013 by bentakis

Last week, the IRS posted a questionnaire on its website that is being sent out to over 1,000 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5) and 501(c)(6) organizations that have not filed a Form 1024 application for tax-exempt status. The questionnaire continues a trend of … Continue reading

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