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Breaking Up With Your Registered Agent

Breaking Up With Your Registered Agent

Breaking Up With Your Registered Agent

James Gilmer
Posted on July 14, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

You’ve seen the warning signs and red flags.

You pay to receive documents, a service you thought you had already paid for with your annual fee. You were supposed to receive an annual report notice, but didn’t, and now you … Read more

Indiana Releases New Business Registration Forms

Indiana Releases New Business Registration Forms

Indiana Releases New Business Registration Forms

James Gilmer
Posted on July 14, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

The Indiana Secretary of State has released new business registration forms. If you’re registering a domestic or foreign entity in Indiana, you must use the new forms. The state fees have not changed.

The new forms are dated 2014, but … Read more

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch

James Gilmer
Posted on July 9, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Here at Harbor Compliance, we love business ideas that are socially responsible, have a higher purpose, and support the local community.

We also have a bit of a competitive streak!

That’s why we’re excited to be an in-kind sponsor of … Read more

Should I Form My New Business in Delaware or Nevada?

Should I Form My New Business in Delaware or Nevada?

Should I Form My New Business in Delaware or Nevada?

James Gilmer
Posted on July 8, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

The inspiration for this post comes from the frequent inquiries we get about starting a business in Delaware or Nevada.

I want to explore why Delaware and Nevada are popular choices for formation, and why those states might not be … Read more

New 1023-EZ Form: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

New 1023-EZ Form: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

New 1023-EZ Form: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

James Gilmer
Posted on July 2, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

If you are or will be filing for 501(c)(3) tax exemption, heads up!

On July 1, the IRS released the much anticipated and hotly debated Form 1023-EZ, which simplifies the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

The form is three … Read more

New State Forms for New York Nonprofits

New State Forms for New York Nonprofits

New State Forms for New York Nonprofits

James Gilmer
Posted on July 1, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

On July 1, 2014, the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act took effect, and there is a new series of NY nonprofit forms to be filed.

If you try to file using the old forms, your filing will be rejected, causing … Read more

NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act: Governance Requirements for Large Organizations

NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act: Governance Requirements for Large Organizations

NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act: Governance Requirements for Large Organizations

James Gilmer
Posted on June 26, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

At the end of 2013, New York signed into law the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (NPRA), which is designed to reform the statutory governance requirements for nonprofit organizations. This is one of the most sweeping pieces of nonprofit legislation in recent … Read more

NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act: New Financial Reporting Rules

NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act: New Financial Reporting Rules

NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act: New Financial Reporting Rules

James Gilmer
Posted on June 26, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

New York has a new series of financial reporting rules under the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (NPRA). This law took effect July 1, 2014, and affects nearly every nonprofit organization in the state.

My previous post discussed the governance requirements affecting … Read more

How NY’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act Affects Your Organization

How NY’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act Affects Your Organization

How NY’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act Affects Your Organization

James Gilmer
Posted on June 25, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

At the end of 2013, New York signed into law the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (NPRA), which is designed to reform the statutory governance requirements for nonprofit organizations. This is one of the most sweeping pieces of nonprofit legislation in recent … Read more

Secretary Gessler Announces Colorado Fee Holiday for Business Formation

James Gilmer
Posted on June 23, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced a Colorado fee holiday, set to begin July 1, 2014. As a result, the fee for new business filings has been reduced from $50 to $1. The aim is to pass savings from a government surplus … Read more

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