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Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015

In late December 2015, Congress and the President passed into law The “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” (PATH Act). The Act restores and permanently extends a number of expired charitable giving incentives – food inventories, conservation easements, and the IRA rollover – designed to provide needed resources to support the work of […]

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Microsoft Relaxes Nonprofit Rules for its Charity Program Office 365

Many churches and religious nonprofits have been uncomfortable participating in the Microsoft charity program for Office 365 in recent years because the program requires participants to certify that they don’t discriminate in their employment practices with regards to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. In October of 2015 however, Microsoft addressed this concern by […]

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IRS Proposes Nonprofits Collect Social Security Numbers of their Donors

The IRS is proposing new requirements for nonprofits to collect the Social Security numbers of their donors. Currently, nonprofits send donors a form verifying their contributions, which they use for tax purposes. However, the IRS is proposing changes that would require these nonprofits to collect their donors’ SSN’s and to provide this information directly to […]

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Tennessee Bans Guns in Churches Where School Children are Present

According to a new opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General, people can’t bring guns to a church, religious entity or private school, even if it is private property, if that property is being used for a school event. “Under the (law), the statute pertains to property being operated or while in use by any school. […]

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