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Questions on organizations whose surplus revenue is used to further its purpose rather than being distributed as profits or dividends, including religious entities, foundations, charities, and related questions on donations and financial dealings with these entities. For example, 501(c) organizations in the US.

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Copyright IP of own effort and the boundaries of “Capital asset” in IRS tax law, wrt. donations

In "Instructions for Form 8283"1, it says you can donate and deduct: Intellectual property. The FMV of intellectual property must be reduced to figure the amount of your deduction, as explained ...
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Can a US non-profit manage a for-profit fund?

Is it possible to have a for-profit fund, taking on money from investors who expect to see returns, with fund management by a non-profit organization, where excess revenue from management fees would ...
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What kind of secrecy can be obtained by hiding an organization's EIN (tax number?)

I am a treasurer for an organization under a local high school in North Carolina, in the United States. The organization I am treasurer for is not registered with the IRS, but the school system is. ...
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What are the legal obligations of non-profit organizations as distinct from for-profit?

For-profit businesses have many obligations such as paying taxes, keeping records, fair hiring practices, proper classification of employees, etc. Many of these obligations are shared by non-profit ...
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Do by-laws and/or articles of incorporation of a non-stock corporation need to be filed every year?

I'm part of a group that is trying to organize as a non-profit in Virginia, and we are trying to figure out when the articles of incorporation and/or by-laws need to be filed (original/updated) with ...
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What constitutes Lobbying and what are the limitations for 501c3 organizations?

Non profit organizations often talk to elected officials on policy issues but the guidance on what constitutes the boundary between lobbying and education is unclear to me. As defined by the IRS, ...
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What does case law say about nonprofit Members' rights to campaign/free speech?

A Nonprofit organization (corporation) is formed on a Membership basis. That means Members elect a Board of Directors. The Members, naturally, need to be able to freely discuss the affairs of the ...