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Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

Generally, organizations exempt from income tax under section 501(a) of the tax code do not pay federal income tax on their excess support and revenue over expenses (e.g. profits). However, Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 511 does impose a tax on the revenue generating activities of the otherwise exempt entity that are unrelated to their […]

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Notifying the IRS and State Agencies When Restructuring your Organization

Most¬†nonprofits that have received an exemption from income tax understand that the basis on which the IRS determination was made were the facts and circumstances included in the original application submitted to the IRS for review and approval. Logically, it would seem that most organizations would understand that if the basis upon which the exemption […]

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Identifying, Shaping & Meeting Team IT Needs

A church IT forum discussion came up recently that is worth thinking through. The original post asked for input on how to keep team members from connecting their personal devices to the password-protected staff WiFi. The discussion that followed was a little like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride! Lots of ideas being tossed around, most of […]

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Appeal Process Begins in Minister’s Housing Allowance Case

A Wisconsin federal district court ruled in October 2017 that the housing exclusion for minister-provided housing is unconstitutional, a ruling that could ultimately strike down the allowance nationwide. Now an appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has been filed by a group of Chicago-area pastors (filed in early February 2018) in an attempt […]

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