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Five On Friday – Five Recent Developments That We've Been Watching Closely
It's Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we've been monitoring.
3 Aug 2018
DPH Releases Nonprofit Conversion Guidance
The Department of Public Health this week released guidance that paves the way for RMDs, which prior to the new legislation adopted this summer had to be organized as not-for-profit corporations...
United States
13 Oct 2017
NY AG Subpoena Cut Back On Constitutional Grounds
In a rare departure from the typically-deferential court treatment of AG investigations, a New York appeals court allowed in part a motion to quash a document subpoena from the New York Attorney General...
United States
25 Aug 2017
Registered Marijuana Dispensaries Becoming For-Profit Entities: A Strong Possibility
One of the most perplexing – and quite frankly for folks trying to make a buck in the medical cannabis space, frustrating – components of the regulatory framework for Massachusetts RMDs...
United States
29 Jun 2017
SJC Issues Property Tax Ruling Regarding Religious Organization
In a noteworthy development relevant to property tax exemptions for religious organizations in the Commonwealth, the Supreme Judicial Court issued a ruling on March 22, 2017...
United States
7 Apr 2017
IRS Updates Form 990-EZ For 2016
The IRS released an updated Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax with the purpose of helping small to mid-size tax-exempt organizations avoid common mistakes.
United States
22 Mar 2017
Recent Updates From The Attorney General's Nonprofit Division
Several attorneys from the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Office of the Attorney General (the Division) participated in an engaging panel discussion at the Boston Bar Association last week.
United States
21 Mar 2017
Recent Updates From The Attorney General's Nonprofit Division
Several attorneys from the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Office of the Attorney General (the Division) participated in an engaging panel discussion...
United States
16 Mar 2017
Want To Know Why Memorial Healthcare Systems Is Paying HHS OCR $5.5 Million?
Why did MHS pay so much? A long-term failure to close security holes that led to identity theft and fraudulent tax returns.
United States
2 Mar 2017
Recent Governance And Gift-Giving Guidance From The Non-Profit/Public Charities Division
The Non-Profit Organizations/ Public Charities Division of the Office of the Attorney General recently released helpful guidance regarding good governance of charitable organization...
United States
23 Sep 2016
Section 501(c)(4) Organizations Subject To IRS Notice Requirement
On July 12, 2016, the IRS released temporary regulations under section 506 of the Code as well as Revenue Procedure 2016-41.
United States
30 Aug 2016
Minnesota AG Report Illustrates Importance Of Care When Advertising In Connection With A Charity
In many states, attorneys general play an important role in monitoring the activities of charities, as well as the interactions between private firms and charities.
United States
16 Nov 2015
IRS Releases Streamlined Application For Tax-Exempt Status
The Internal Revenue Service has significantly streamlined the application process for small non-profits seeking recognition as tax-exempt 501 organizations.
United States
16 Jul 2014
SJC Upholds Charitable Property Tax Exemption For Land Conservation Organization
On May 15, the Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in "New England Forestry Foundation v. Hawley".
United States
27 May 2014
IRS Reminds Tax-Exempt Organizations About Important Filing Deadline
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a news release, alerting tax-exempt organizations regarding the May 15 filing deadline for the Form 990.
United States
14 May 2014
Massachusetts Secretary Of State Releases Guidance On Benefit Corporations
The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office recently released guidance for emerging companies considering incorporating as a benefit corporation, and for existing companies that may be considering a conversion to benefit corporation status.
United States
15 Nov 2012
Massachusetts Nonprofit Annual Reports Due November 1, 2012
As a reminder, Massachusetts nonprofit organizations have until November 1, 2012 to file their annual reports with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
United States
8 Oct 2012
Federal Legislation Introduced To Support Nonprofit Organizations Improve Energy Efficiency
Legislation introduced in the United States Senate would establish a program offering as much as $50 million per year to assist nonprofit organizations wishing to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings.
United States
5 Oct 2012
Massachusetts Passes Legislation Recognizing Benefit Corporations
Socially minded entrepreneurs and businesses in the Commonwealth now have the option to more securely advance the public-benefit focus of their activities by using a new form of corporate entity: the benefit corporation.
United States
22 Aug 2012
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