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National Council of Nonprofits Network Learning Confab 2017

> Posted on June 28th, by Kim O'Brien in Industry News.

Our top takeaways from an annual nonprofit meeting of the minds.

Harbor Compliance, a Best Practices Partner of National Council of Nonprofits, is proud to have sponsored the 2017 Network Learning Confab conference. Hosted by the Council of Nonprofits … Read more >>



Summertime Slowdown? Not for Fundraising Compliance!

June 30 is a big day in the world of nonprofit compliance.

As summer temps soar, financial reporting and renewal requirements are turning up the heat even more!

Don’t let charitable solicitation registration renewals and fiscal year-end financial prep put … Read more >>



November 15 Filing Deadline for Charities

November 15 Filing Deadline for Charities

November 15 is an important date for renewing charitable solicitation registrations. Many states base their charitable solicitation renewal and annual financial reporting due dates on the charity’s fiscal year. Upon filing with the state charitable solicitation authorities, charities must usually … Read more >>



Client Spotlight: No-Shave November

> Posted on September 21st, by Erin Cusack in Industry News.
Client Spotlight: No-Shave November

No-Shave November was started in 2009 in memory of the Hill family’s father, Matthew Hill, who passed away from colon cancer in 2007. The concept is simple, put down your razor for the month of November and donate the money … Read more >>



Iowa Registered Agent Required for Limited Partnerships

> Posted on July 19th, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective July 1, 2016, Iowa requires a limited partnership to have a registered agent for service of process. Iowa House Bill 2373 was signed into law by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on April 21, 2016. The bill became effective July … Read more >>



Mississippi Charitable Organization Renewal Registration Update- Effective July 1, 2016

> Posted on June 29th, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

 

Effective July 1, 2016, charitable organizations in Mississippi must file to renew their charitable registration on or before the fifteenth day of the fifth month following the close of the charity’s fiscal year end. This coincides with the due … Read more >>



Lower Application Fee for Form 1023-EZ

> Posted on May 31st, by Mike Montali in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.
Lower Application Fee for Form 1023-EZ

The IRS released a Revenue Procedure today to change the application fee for Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The application fee will be lowered from $400 to $275, effective … Read more >>



IRS Study Reveals that 37% of Form 1023-EZ Applicants Improperly Received 501(c)(3) Tax Exemptions

> Posted on January 22nd, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance. 4 comments
IRS Study Reveals that 37% of Form 1023-EZ Applicants Improperly Received 501(c)(3) Tax Exemptions

The IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) recently submitted its 2015 Annual Report to the United States Congress. That report contained an analysis of Form 1023-EZ that the IRS released in July 2014 as a streamlined 501(c)(3) application. The findings in … Read more >>



Ohio Lowers Business Registration Fees

> Posted on October 16th, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News. 1 Comment
Ohio Lowers Business Registration Fees

Effective September 24, 2015, the Ohio Secretary of State has lowered business registration fees across the board. This includes incorporation and qualification fees for both business and nonprofit entities.

The current registration fee to incorporate, form an LLC, or qualify … Read more >>



Pennsylvania Releases New Foreign Registration Statement

> Posted on July 20th, by James Gilmer in Industry News. 2 comments
Pennsylvania Releases New Foreign Registration Statement

As of July 1, 2015, Pennsylvania released a new “Foreign Registration Statement,” for immediate use with all entities, and it simplifies choosing the right state form.

The Foreign Registration Statement, Form DSCB:15-412, which we have linked to here, will … Read more >>