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Federal grant and contract news for nonprofits - July 2015
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

Earlier this summer, the former chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Public Health was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for

Nonprofit news - Summer 2015
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2015

On July 1, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service introduced a new, streamlined application form to help smaller charities obtain tax-exempt status

Federal court holds Citizens United must give donor list to NY Attorney General
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2015

On July 27, the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion in Citizens United v. Schneiderman, 14-CV-3703 (S.D.N.Y

Group homes were not charitable
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • July 23 2015

A panel of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania held that group homes maintained by a nonprofit for persons with intellectual disabilities were not

Georgia Court of Appeals upholds proportional property tax exemptions for charitable institutions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

In an important decision with the potential to have long-lasting effects on Georgia property tax law, the Alston & Bird State & Local Tax (SALT) Team

Senate Finance Committee again approves legislation incentivizing green building construction by nonprofits
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

Earlier today, the Senate Finance Committee approved legislation which would resurrect roughly 50 expired tax incentive provisions that lapsed on

Proposed changes to financial accounting for not-for-profit entities
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) has issued an exposure draft of a Proposed Accounting Standards Update, Presentation of Financial

IRS clarifies financial assistance policy requirements for charitable hospital organizations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has clarified the requirements for charitable hospital organizations required to adopt a financial assistance

California approves pathway for non-profit institutions to maintain exemption from state oversight
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2015

Governor Jerry Brown has now signed into law Senate Bill 81, which included language amending the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of

Establishing your charitable legacy - June 2015
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2015

When building a philanthropic legacy, a donor should not only consider the "who" but also the "how" and "why" of his or her charitable giving. How