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Developments That Could Affect 2020 Charitable Giving Results
Posted by Scott Goldberg on Wed, Dec 2, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

As disruptive as the year has been for not-for-profit organizations, 2020 might end up being a better year for charitable giving. The potential for higher tax rates and decreased exemptions from estate and gift taxes under a new presidential administration may lead many high-net-worth individuals to increase charitable giving during 2020. At the same time, individual and corporate donors can benefit from temporary charitable giving incentives in 2020 that are available under recent tax law changes.

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Topics: tax returns, individual tax, not-for-profit, charitable donations, IRS, NFP, S Corporation, charitable giving, C Corporation, Charitable Contribution Deductions, COVID-19, CARES Act, PPP, charitable contributions, high-net-worth, AGI

Here’s How the Employee Retention Credit Can Help Not-For-Profit Organizations
Posted by Nate Smith on Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 10:41 AM

Many not-for-profit organizations were forced to completely shutter operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic, making them eligible candidates for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) benefit in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The credit can be claimed quarterly to help offset the cost of retaining employees. It is important to note that the ERC is only available for organizations that did not receive a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The ERC is provided by way of a payroll tax credit covering the period March 13, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020.

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Topics: tax-exempt, not-for-profit, IRS, COVID19, FMLA, COVID-19, CARES Act, COVID, ERC, program guidance, Employee Retention Credit

4 Things Your Not-For-Profit Board Should Know About COVID-19 Recovery
Posted by Tracey McDonald on Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 09:24 AM

Not-for-profit boards play a key role in developing an organization’s potential by bringing expertise in a variety of fields, including accounting and risk management. The pandemic was extremely disruptive to not-for-profits, which underscores the importance of providing guidance and understanding the COVID-19 impact. All of these factors are also vital to conceptualizing future operational and endowment investment strategies. Management and board members should continue to work together to overcome any lingering repercussions from the pandemic and position the organization for the next chapter. The following are four elements of COVID-19 recovery initiatives that your board should understand.

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Topics: not-for-profit, Financial Statement, Endowments, COVID19, COVID-19, CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program, PPP, SBA, COVID, Stimulus

3 COVID-19 Impacts to Expect When Undergoing a Single Audit in 2020
Posted by Michelle Sylvia Spriggs on Tue, Sep 29, 2020 @ 04:21 PM

Not-for-profit organizations that receive federal funds are subject to the requirements of the Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG), and the Subpart F Single Audit. For several reasons, from the introduction of new federal COVID-19 relief programs to the disruption that accompanied mass shelter-in-place orders, the COVID-19 pandemic is changing what the single audit may look like in 2020 and for your organization’s fiscal year. The following provides a brief recap of what to expect for your single audit in 2020.

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Topics: reporting requirements, not-for-profit, compliance, OMB, NFP, single audit, Uniform Grant Guidance, COVID-19, CARES Act, Office of Management and Budget, UGG, GAQC

Federal Reserve Considers Expanding Main Street to Not-For-Profits
Posted by Jake McDonald on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 @ 02:53 PM

As part of its recent review of the CARES Act loan programs, the Federal Reserve is evaluating whether to expand its Main Street loan facilities to include not-for-profit organizations. The lending program is designed to provide low-interest, government-backed loans with fewer lender requirements for organizations financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: not-for-profit, NFP, COVID-19, CARES Act, Main Street Lending Program, Main Street Priority Loan Facility, Main Street Expanded Loan Facility, Main Street New Loan Facility

How Not-For-Profits Account for PPP Loans
Posted by Kelli Cloutier on Mon, Jun 15, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Not-for-profit organizations faced a particularly difficult time in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many having to temporarily shutter their doors to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease. Assistance contained in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act broadened loan programs for small businesses to include not-for-profit organizations. These loan provisions generally provide some additional financial support to organizations with 500 or fewer employees.

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Topics: not-for-profit, NFP, COVID-19, CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program, PPP, PPP Loan, asc topic 958, asc topic 470, debt

My PPP Loan Was Funded…Now What?
Posted by Michael Stewart on Wed, May 27, 2020 @ 01:21 PM

Since inception, by way of the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been the prime focus for American small businesses. That focus has generated many questions and concerns as such a massive program pieced together in a very short period of time is inherently subject to ambiguity and unintended outcomes.

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Topics: not-for-profit, NFP, COVID-19, CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program, PPP, PPP Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration

5 Ways Not-For-Profits Can Capture the Benefits of the CARES Act
Posted by Amy O’Loughlin on Wed, Apr 29, 2020 @ 09:15 PM

Not-for-profit organizations have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders have dwindled physical participation in religious and cultural activities while forcing charitable organizations to either suspend or heavily curtail operations. Financial pressures including declines in contributions, investments, and endowment balances will need to be addressed by organizational leadership so that your operations can be managed through these uncertain times. Recent pandemic-related stimulus legislation may provide some much needed resources—and stability—during this time. The following five benefits from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are particularly beneficial for not-for-profit organizations.

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Topics: Amy O’Loughlin, NOL, NOLs, Not-for-profit trends, Coronavirus, benefits, CARES Act, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Paycheck Protection Program, charitable contributions, mslp

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