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FASB Eliminates Extraordinary Item Requirements
Posted by Mark Winiarski on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

As part of its efforts to simplify financial statement reporting, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently streamlined its treatment of extraordinary items. Entities will no longer have to separately classify, present and disclose extraordinary events or transactions.

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Topics: ASU, not-for-profit, FASB, Mark Winiarski

Best Practices in Accounting for Fundraising Costs
Posted by Heather Hernandez on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

Many not-for-profit organizations rely on various methods of fundraising to further their mission and tax-exempt purpose and to ensure a sustainable future. As such, they engage in fundraising efforts, either using internal resources or by using the help of an outside, professional fundraiser, to attract potential donors.

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Topics: not-for-profit, fundraising, Heather Hernandez

Mitigate Your Risk of UBTI
Posted by Joe Giso on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 02:05 PM
 
A recent report from the IRS suggests unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) for tax-exempt organizations will be a key focus of IRS scrutiny as it pursues new government revenues.
 
Not-for-profits earn UBTI from a regularly carried on trade or business that is “not substantially related” to their purpose. Activities qualify as substantially related (and therefore tax-exempt) if a causal relationship exists between the activities generating income and the accomplishment of the entity’s defined mission.
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Topics: not-for-profit, UBTI, Joe Giso

Protect Your Executives and Board from Excess Compensation Risks
Posted by Priya Kapila on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 @ 09:41 AM

Not-for-profits must closely monitor the line between reasonable and excessive compensation. With the increasing IRS scrutiny on compensation levels, not-for-profits must be vigilant to ensure their pay and other transactions to key personnel remain reasonable.

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Topics: not-for-profit, executive compensation, compensation risks, Priya Kapila

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