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How to Conduct a Nonprofit Board of Directors Meeting

Posted on November 18, 2015 by bentakis

A successful and well-run nonprofit depends on a strong Board of Directors, and the primary vehicle for Board involvement is the Board of Directors meeting. Yet many nonprofits give little thought to how their Board meetings are conducted and documented. … Continue reading

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Why and How Should a Nonprofit Create a Subsidiary?

Posted on September 7, 2015 by bentakis

One of the most common issues that comes up in my practice involves the formation of nonprofit subsidiaries. In other words, the creation of independent entities that are controlled (to some degree) by a parent nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. Why would … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Service Provider

Posted on September 29, 2014 by bentakis

I have a guest blog post at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement with some tips on how to find the right service provider for your nonprofit, which previews an upcoming workshop I am teaching at the Center titled “Getting the … Continue reading

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Part 2: The Tax Consequences of Fee-for-Service

Posted on February 28, 2014 by bentakis

Part 2 of my new article on the Tax Consequences of Fee-for-Service is now available on the Greater Washington Society of CPAs’s Nonprofit Accounting Basics website here. Part 1 examined the exempt purpose test and commerciality doctrine as applied to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshops for Nonprofits in DC

Posted on October 30, 2013 by bentakis

I have a number of workshops for nonprofits coming up in the next couple of months. This morning October 30, I will be at the Foundation Center leading a free workshop on starting a new nonprofit. Next Tuesday November 5, … Continue reading

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New IRS Ruling a Victory for Employee Benefit Plans and Same-Sex Couples

Posted on September 3, 2013 by bentakis

This past June, Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in United States v. Windsor invalidating Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act under the fifth amendment of the Constitution, thereby ensuring that same-sex marriages recognized under applicable state law … Continue reading

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More Non-Profit News Organizations Receive Tax-Exempt Status

Posted on March 31, 2013 by bentakis

To follow up on a previous post, Paul Streckfus recently reported that two more non-profit organizations have received notification that their 501(c)(3) status has been approved by the IRS: San Diego Newsroom (from San Diego, California), and Sunshine Center for … Continue reading

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We Launched a New Website

Posted on August 28, 2012 by bentakis

Welcome to the new website of Tax-Exempt Solutions PLLC. We will be posting news and legal developments of interest to the non-profit community here, so check back often. Our contact info is listed below if you have questions or need … Continue reading

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