Non-profit lawyer, Jeramie Fortenberry of Fortenberry PLLC uses his Nonprofit Law Report to provide readers with news and analysis on the most recent legal issues affecting charitable organizations, foundations, and donors. The blog also boasts a resource center to further educate these organizations’ leaders.
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The Chronicle of Philanthropy has reported on a recent New York law that limits the amount that high earners can deduct for contributions to charity. For New York state income tax purposes, taxpayers with more than $10 million in annual gross income can only deduct 25 percent of their...
A federal judge recently denied a motion by the U.S. Department of Treasury to dismiss a constitutional challenge to the parsonage exclusion. The so-called parsonage exclusion comes from Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code. It allows ministers to avoid taxes on income that is...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rejected a taxpayer’s argument that the regular assembly of a “virtual congregation” was enough to meet the IRS definition of a church. The ruling could have implications for virtual churches that conduct worship through...
There’s been a lot of buzz in the nonprofit sector about the new law requiring small nonprofits to file annual informational returns. The IRS will automatically revoke the exemption of organizations that fail to file these returns for three consecutive years. To give these organizations...
The Intersection of the First Amendment and the Internal Revenue Code Raises Challenges Courts have long recognized that the First Amendment raises sensitive questions regarding the government’s ability to tax religious institutions. Since colonial times, American churches have enjoyed...