Harbor Compliance Blog

Popular Categories

What Licenses Do You Need to Start a Business? 6 Frequently Asked Questions

What Licenses Do You Need to Start a Business? 6 Frequently Asked Questions

What Licenses Do You Need to Start a Business? 6 Frequently Asked Questions

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 1, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

You’ve done your research and laid out your strategy, and the time is looking good for launching your business. So how do you make your vision a reality? Figuring out what steps you need to take and which regulations apply … Read more

How Technology Enhances the IRS Form 990 Filing Process

How Technology Enhances the IRS Form 990 Filing Process

How Technology Enhances the IRS Form 990 Filing Process

TaxBandits
Posted on September 24, 2018, by TaxBandits in Nonprofit Compliance, Nonprofit Startup.

Traditional paper filing for Form 990 can take hours to complete – fortunately, modern technology has provided a simplified e-filing process for exempt and nonprofit organizations to save time, securely file taxes online, and transmit nonprofit tax returns directly to … Read more

Tips and Resources for Efficient Nonprofit Compliance

Tips and Resources for Efficient Nonprofit Compliance

Tips and Resources for Efficient Nonprofit Compliance

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on September 10, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Nonprofit Compliance.

In each state where your nonprofit is registered, you have numerous ongoing filing obligations, from annual reports to registered agent renewals to charitable solicitation registrations. Each state handles has different forms, deadlines, procedures, and administrative preferences for handling those requirements. … Read more

Registered Agents and Business Addresses

Registered Agents and Business Addresses

Registered Agents and Business Addresses

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on September 4, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

In every state where your business or nonprofit is registered to operate, you must appoint a registered agent to receive notices of lawsuits and other official state documents for your organization. A registered agent must have a physical address within … Read more

5 Creative Ways to Amplify Donations Through Your Website

5 Creative Ways to Amplify Donations Through Your Website

5 Creative Ways to Amplify Donations Through Your Website

Abby Jarvis
Posted on August 27, 2018, by Abby Jarvis in Nonprofit Compliance, Nonprofit Startup.

Traditional fundraising strategies might still be the first-round draft pick when it comes to raising money for a nonprofit, but a new challenger has grown rapidly: online fundraising.

Online fundraising takes advantage of the new opportunities that the internet presents: … Read more

Take Steps to Protect Board Members and Officers From Risks

Take Steps to Protect Board Members and Officers From Risks

Take Steps to Protect Board Members and Officers From Risks

Brock Klinger
Posted on August 20, 2018, by Brock Klinger in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

One of the key responsibilities of officers and board members is ensuring compliant operations. As a result, they have a duty to make a good faith effort to meet all of your regulatory requirements that apply to your activities and … Read more

The Real Cost of Online Fundraising for Nonprofits

The Real Cost of Online Fundraising for Nonprofits

The Real Cost of Online Fundraising for Nonprofits

Give Lively
Posted on July 31, 2018, by Give Lively in Fundraising and Grants.

Guest post by Give Lively

_______________

Online fundraising holds unlimited potential for nonprofits. Armed with a strategic email campaign or timely social media appeal, a nonprofit can raise thousands — or even millions — online in a matter of days. … Read more

The Who, What, Where, and Why of Fundraising Compliance

The Who, What, Where, and Why of Fundraising Compliance

The Who, What, Where, and Why of Fundraising Compliance

Brock Klinger
Posted on July 23, 2018, by Brock Klinger in Nonprofit Compliance, Nonprofit Startup.

Charitable solicitation, or fundraising, is simply the act of asking for donations to support a charitable cause. But given the many vehicles available for fundraising today, that “ask” can take many forms, and it can also travel a long way … Read more

Certificate of Good Standing: What’s in a Name?

Certificate of Good Standing: What’s in a Name?

Certificate of Good Standing: What’s in a Name?

Reagan Lehman
Posted on July 16, 2018, by Reagan Lehman in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

Certificate of good standing, certificate of existence, certificate of status: states call them by different names, which can cause a bit of confusion for people who don’t work with them all day. In fact, one of our specialists recently ran … Read more

Online Retailers and State Sales Tax After South Dakota v. Wayfair

Online Retailers and State Sales Tax After <em>South Dakota v. Wayfair</em>

Online Retailers and State Sales Tax After South Dakota v. Wayfair

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on July 9, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair opens the door to significant expansions of state sales tax obligations for online retailers. In the wake of the decision, many interstate and online sellers may find that they … Read more

© 2012 - 2019 Harbor Compliance. All rights reserved. Harbor Compliance is not an accounting or law firm and does not provide tax, financial, or legal advice.