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By Bruce R. Hopkins

ISBN-10: 0470503785

ISBN-13: 9780470503782

The bits and bobs of fundraising law-made easy-from nonprofit legislation authority Bruce Hopkins

Author Bruce R. Hopkins-a top authority at the legislation regulating fundraising-offers crucial, sensible felony info in easy-to-understand English. His useful information and "red flags" supply priceless recommendation and current severe details in an effective and understandable fashion.

Now your company should be totally educated concerning the uncomplicated felony requisites affecting fundraising and stay away from the perils lurking within the myriad tax-law traps. Fundraising legislation Made Easy sincerely indicates you the way, with every thing you want to be aware of about

  • The fundraising process
  • State charitable solicitation acts
  • Federal tax charitable giving rules
  • Requirements of the hot shape 990
  • How constitutional legislations, governance, and IRS audit practices pertain to charitable fundraising
  • Expert recommendation from Bruce Hopkins, the writer of greater than 20 books on nonprofit information, together with The New shape 990 and Charitable Giving legislation Made Easy

Mandatory analyzing no matter if you're a charitable association improvement officer, fundraising advisor, a trustee, or a director, Fundraising legislations Made effortless illuminates the foundations surrounding charitable giving, and authoritatively and carefully courses you thru each element of its legislation.

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With this presumption, the IRS was able to hold that any later gain on a sale of the instrument would not be taxable to the donor. CHARITABLE PLEDGES The making of a charitable pledge—a promise to make a charitable contribution—does not give rise to an income tax charitable contribution deduction. Any deduction that is occasioned by the pledge, such as it may be, is determined at the time the pledge is satisfied. The enforceability of a charitable pledge is a matter of state law. Some states require the existence of consideration as a prerequisite to the existence of an enforceable pledge.

R Reference to (any) affiliated entities. r Restatement of the federal tax law requirements. ORGANIZATIONAL TESTS In theory, every type of tax-exempt organization must adhere to an organizational test. As the name implies, this test looks to the manner in which the entity was organized. Compliance with this test is determined by what is in and is not in the organization’s articles of organization (discussed previously). The elements of an organizational test are the most developed in the case of charitable organizations.

This holding assumed that the donor had not prearranged a sale of the stock before contributing it to the trust under circumstances in which the trust would be obligated to complete the sales transaction. In another situation, an individual planned to contribute a musical instrument to a charitable remainder trust. The instrument was used in the donor’s profession; the donor was not a dealer in this type of instrument, nor was the instrument depreciated for tax purposes. Again, the issue was presented: If the trust subsequently sold the instrument for a gain, would that gain have to be recognized by the donor?

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