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How Effective is IRS Form 1023-EZ? A Look at the Numbers

How Effective is IRS Form 1023-EZ? A Look at the Numbers

How Effective is IRS Form 1023-EZ? A Look at the Numbers

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Posted on April 6, 2015, by Harbor Compliance in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

 

In July 2014, the IRS released Form 1023-EZ in an attempt to reduce a backlog of over 50,000 applications. Upon the form’s debut, there were a lot of questions regarding the form’s effectiveness, how long it would take, etc. Nine months … Read more

DC Biennial Report Due MAY 1st, 2015

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Posted on March 30, 2015, by James Gilmer in Industry News.

If your business has registered in the District of Columbia, we have a special compliance announcement!

The Department of Regulatory and Consumer Affairs, informally known as the DCRA, has extended the deadline for DC biennial report filings to May 1, 2015. … Read more

How to Stay in Good Standing

How to Stay in Good Standing

How to Stay in Good Standing

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Posted on March 13, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Business compliance is a lot like Zen Buddhism.

It takes a certain amount of mental effort to become compliant with state requirements, and it takes an equal amount of focus to learn how to stay in good standing, especially as your business grows.… Read more

Free Registered Agent and Other Shenanigans

Free Registered Agent and Other Shenanigans

Free Registered Agent and Other Shenanigans

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You’ve heard the saying, “Nothing in life is free,” haven’t you?

Many registered agent companies offer “free registered agent service” as part of their marketing strategies, or worse, entice you to sign up for cheap service, and really sock you … Read more

Delaware Franchise Tax Due March 1

Delaware Franchise Tax Due March 1

Delaware Franchise Tax Due March 1

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Posted on February 11, 2015, by James Gilmer in Industry News.

Attention Delaware business owners and corporate counsel: Delaware annual reports and franchise taxes for 2014 are due on March 1, 2015.

The information you provide, and the tax you owe is dependent on the type of entity you run.

LLCs, … Read more

PA Nonprofit Property Tax Exemption

PA Nonprofit Property Tax Exemption

PA Nonprofit Property Tax Exemption

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Posted on February 2, 2015, by Harbor Compliance in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

This week, Pennsylvania legislators are voting on an initiative that would change Pennsylvania’s state constitution. And, it has to do with nonprofit property tax exemption – how exciting!

The piece of legislation, called Senate Bill 4, was introduced by local … Read more

Arizona Benefit Corporation & Entity Restructuring Act

Arizona Benefit Corporation & Entity Restructuring Act

Arizona Benefit Corporation & Entity Restructuring Act

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Posted on January 20, 2015, by James Gilmer in Industry News.

On January 1st, 2015, the Arizona state legislature made three big announcements affecting corporate entities. This post will cover: the brand new Arizona benefit corporation, the Arizona Entity Restructuring Act, and new Arizona state forms for corporate filings.

Arizona Benefit Corporation

Arizona becomes … Read more

Business Name Availability

Business Name Availability

Business Name Availability

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Posted on January 19, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Congratulations – you’ve thought long and hard, and have come up with the perfect name for your new business! But wait! Before you start purchasing business cards, designing logos, and signing contracts, you need to make sure your name is actually … Read more

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 6 of 6)

Ready, Set, Hire!  An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 6 of 6)

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 6 of 6)

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Posted on January 13, 2015, by Eric Stark in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Discrimination in the Hiring Process

During the first five installments of this series, we discussed legal issues in the hiring process, including insurance, compliance posters, post-offer/pre-employment physical examinations, background checks and social media. We also established that State and Federal … Read more

2015 Corporate Filing Changes in Connecticut

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Posted on January 9, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective January 1, 2015, there are a number of corporate filing changes in Connecticut, per Public Act 14-154.

First, it is now mandatory for entities to provide an email address on ALL formation documents and annual report forms.

Second, new … Read more