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California Secretary of State Temporarily Suspends Filing Operations to Transition Online System

California Secretary of State Temporarily Suspends Filing Operations to Transition Online System

California Secretary of State Temporarily Suspends Filing Operations to Transition Online System

Posted on March 14, 2022, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Update March 29, 2022: The California Secretary of State has updated its website to announce delays in the new bizfile Online portal will continue at least through April 7, 2022.

Beginning March 11, 2022, the California Secretary of State Business … Read more

Licensure vs. Certification: What’s the Difference?

Licensure vs. Certification: What’s the Difference?

Licensure vs. Certification: What’s the Difference?

Posted on March 8, 2022, by Laura Worker in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Every industry has its own demands and requirements to operate a business without interruption. If you own or operate a business in architecture, engineering, or construction, you are likely aware of your licensing requirements. But, are you also aware … Read more

New York Repeals Duplicate Filing Requirement for Registered Nonprofits

New York Repeals Duplicate Filing Requirement for Registered Nonprofits

New York Repeals Duplicate Filing Requirement for Registered Nonprofits

Posted on November 23, 2021, by Harbor Compliance in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

On November 12, 2021, New York Governor Hochul signed S4817a/A1141a, which repeals the redundant filing requirement for New York nonprofit organizations introduced earlier this year.

Under the former law, nonprofits would have been required to file … Read more

6 Tips to Donate More to Charity Without Breaking Your Budget

6 Tips to Donate More to Charity Without Breaking Your Budget

6 Tips to Donate More to Charity Without Breaking Your Budget

Posted on November 23, 2021, by MoneyCrashers in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

Americans are a generous bunch. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, U.S. residents and companies gave $471.44 billion to charity in 2020, a significant increase over 2019.

Of course, Americans don’t give equally. Many of us lack the resources … Read more

California Gov. Newsom Signs Fundraising Platform Bill Into Law

California Gov. Newsom Signs Fundraising Platform Bill Into Law

California Gov. Newsom Signs Fundraising Platform Bill Into Law

Posted on October 8, 2021, by Harbor Compliance in Fundraising and Grants, Industry News.

On October 7, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 488, the long-awaited legislation regulating internet platforms. This law is the first of its kind to regulate online fundraising and gives the state of California critical … Read more

Harbor Compliance and Labyrinth, Inc. Are Now One

Harbor Compliance and Labyrinth, Inc. Are Now One

Harbor Compliance and Labyrinth, Inc. Are Now One

Posted on October 6, 2021, by Harbor Compliance in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

As of October 6, 2021, Harbor Compliance has acquired Labyrinth, Inc., further expanding our commitment to the nonprofit sector. Labyrinth has been a leading provider of state registrations for charitable organizations for over 32 years. 

This move aligns the … Read more

IRS Now Requires Entities to File Updates to Responsible Party

IRS Now Requires Entities to File Updates to Responsible Party

IRS Now Requires Entities to File Updates to Responsible Party

Posted on September 3, 2021, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective July 30, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urges entities with Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) to update the federal records if there has been a change in the responsible party or contact information. Citing security measures, the IRS reminds … Read more

Nonprofit Sector Update: New Jersey Removes Schedule B Requirement

Nonprofit Sector Update: New Jersey Removes Schedule B Requirement

Nonprofit Sector Update: New Jersey Removes Schedule B Requirement

Posted on August 27, 2021, by Harbor Compliance in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

Effective August 26, 2021, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is no longer enforcing the collection of Form 990 Schedule B with its initial and annual charitable registration filings. Schedule B contains names and addresses of major donors to … Read more

Nonprofit Sector Update: NYS Suspends Schedule B Requirement and More

Nonprofit Sector Update: NYS Suspends Schedule B Requirement and More

Nonprofit Sector Update: NYS Suspends Schedule B Requirement and More

Posted on August 2, 2021, by Harbor Compliance in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

The July 1, 2021 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta has started a ripple effect in the world of charitable solicitation regulation. 

Nonprofits should expect charitable solicitation registration requirements … Read more

Nonprofit Sector Update: Requirement changes in California, Kansas, New York, and more.

Nonprofit Sector Update: Requirement changes in California, Kansas, New York, and more.

Nonprofit Sector Update: Requirement changes in California, Kansas, New York, and more.

Posted on July 2, 2021, by Harbor Compliance in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

State legislatures and charity officials had a busy spring. Several states made immediate changes to their registration procedures, while others, like California, foreshadow additional requirements to come.

Nonprofits should expect charitable solicitation registration requirements to change frequently. Organizations that handle … Read more

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