Many people assume that all nonprofit organizations are automatically exempted from all sales and use taxes. This is not necessarily the case. Organizations are subject to taxes unless there is a specific exclusion or exemption. Tax law is complex and ever-changing and varies from state to … Read More
Nonprofit Audit or Financial Review – Which is Right for your NPO?
One of the most common inquiries from nonprofit leaders is whether their organization is required to submit to an audit or financial review. The answer depends on the type and size of your nonprofit corporation. The laws that regulate independent audits of nonprofits differ from state to state. … Read More
Why a Cost Allocation Plan is Important for Nonprofits
Developing a cost allocation plan for a nonprofit organization can be a tricky process. Understanding how a cost allocation plan (CAP) works is critical to responsible financial management and reporting; however, not all nonprofit organizations realize its importance. How costs are allocated affects … Read More
Nonprofit’s Guide to Giving Gifts
As the holiday season approaches, thoughts turn to gift giving. Many employers choose this joyous season to recognize and celebrate with their employees. While sharing gifts in the workplace is common, nonprofit leaders must take care during the holiday season to ensure that they are following tax … Read More
The Nonprofit Giving Season: How to Stay Compliant with Your Fundraising Activities
As the end of the traditional tax year approaches, giving is on the minds of many business leaders and philanthropists. It’s a busy season for nonprofit professionals and you’re likely ramping up your fundraising efforts so that your organization has every opportunity to meet its financial … Read More
The Nonprofit 501(c) Audit
When it comes to your nonprofit, there are different audit approaches to verifying sound financial management practices and operational compliance. The scope of work to review your nonprofit will vary depending on the organization’s classification. There are 29 different types of 501(c) … Read More
Roles and Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Audit Committee
Embarking on an independent audit is a complicated, yet necessary process for many organizations. When it comes to nonprofit audit responsibilities, there are often questions about which task belongs to which party. Nonprofit boards are responsible for the oversight of their organization’s … Read More
Does Your Nonprofit Need an Independent Audit?
When it comes to audits, an independent nonprofit audit is different than an IRS audit. An independent auditor, who should be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), completes an independent audit. These audits are an examination of your financial statements and accounting records. Once a nonprofit … Read More