IRS StayExempt Tax Basics for Exempt Organizations
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Maintaining 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status

Published: August 30, 2013

Now that your organization has Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, you should review the activities that can jeopardize your exemption.
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Form 990 Overview Course

Published: January 4, 2016

Most 501(c)(3) exempt organizations are required to submit an annual Form 990-series return. This course shows you which forms to file, when they are due, public disclosure of your return  and  tips to help prepare your form.
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Employment Issues

Published: August 10, 2014

If your organization has employees or volunteers, it may have tax responsibilities. This course explains how to report employee wages and the rules regarding volunteer gifts.
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Required Disclosures

Published: June 30, 2014

Certain organizational records must be disclosed to the public. This course discusses which documents must be provided and the penalties for noncompliance.
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Unrelated Business Income

Published: April 27, 2014

Even though your organization is tax exempt, it may generate taxable income. This course discusses how to determine if you have taxable income and how to report it.
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Political Campaigns and Charities: The Ban on Political Campaign Intervention

Published: June 30, 2011

A 501(c)(3) organization jeopardizes its exempt status when it intervenes in a political campaign. This mini-course provides examples of prohibited activities and explains steps an organization should take to avoid an inadvertent violation.
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Charitable Gaming for Exempt Organizations

Published: April 27, 2014

Exempt organization often generate income through gaming. This course discusses gaming rules, documentation and possible tax implications.
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Can I Deduct My Charitable Contributions?

Published: September 09, 2011

Donors often ask about contribution deductibility. This course explains what is deductible, the records to keep and how to report contributions.
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       Additional information for Existing Organizations

View Social Security Numbers - IRSVideos.gov Webinar
Published: August 02, 2013
This presentation explains why charities and non-profits should NOT put Social Security numbers on publicly-disclosable IRS documents such as Form 990.
 
View IRS.gov Calendar of Events - IRS.gov Link
Published: August 02, 2013
Go to IRS.gov for a list of live webinars, phone forums, workshops and more.
 
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Fundraising Guidelines for Charities - IRSVideos.gov Webinar

Published: 2013
Many charities are not aware of the tax implications of their fundraising activities. We’ll briefly discuss ways that organizations raise money and review the important tax rules associated with each.
 
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Helping Section 501(c)(3) Organizations with Charitable Donations - Phone Forum

Reviewed: September 2016
Learn the details of charitable contributions made to Section 501(c)(3) organizations. Topics include qualified/nonqualified organizations; allowable donations, non-cash contributions; vehicle donations; and written acknowledgements.
 
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Good Governance Makes Sense for Exempt Organizations - IRSVideos.gov Webinar

Published: June 4, 2014
Topics include why public trust is a charity’s greatest asset; the importance of having knowledgeable/engaged governing boards; effective self-policing policies; avoiding conflicts of interest; and how to implement a code of ethics policy.
 
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Exempt Organizations and Employment Issues - Phone Forum

Reviewed: September 2016
This presentation explains various employee tax issues. Even if your organization doesn't use paid workers on a regular basis, you should be aware of these tax issues.
 
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Charities and Volunteers - Phone Forum

Reviewed: September 2016
This presentation explains the tax rules that come into play in the complex relationships between charities and their volunteers. Topics include: What is a qualified organization; deductible and non-deductible personal, travel and volunteer expenses; vehicle deductions; and the importance of record keeping.