In-Depth Topics

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The Wonderful World of Foundation Classification
All Section 501(c)(3) organizations have a specific foundation classification. This course discusses the basics of the two most common types.
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Disaster Relief - Part I
Learn how charitable organizations may provide relief in disaster situations and the special tax rules that apply.
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Disaster Relief - Part II
Learn about the special rules for employer-sponsored disaster relief organizations, the deductibility of contributions to disaster relief organizations and the tax treatment of relief recipients.
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Additional Resources for Exempt Organizations

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Car Donations - Webinar
This presentation discusses the rules for reporting, record keeping and calculating  deduction for car donations.
Reasonable Cause - StayExempt Presentation
This presentation focuses on reasonable cause for abating first-tier excise taxes imposed on private foundations. Examples are included.
Self-Dealing Exemption - StayExempt Presentation
This presentation discusses self dealing under Code Section 4941 and the exception for compensation to disqualified persons. It explains general self-dealing rules (more specifically about the exception) and concludes with the rebuttable presumption of reasonable compensation as provided in the Section 4958, Taxes on Excess Benefit Transactions.
Disqualified Persons: Private Foundations - StayExempt Presentation
This presentation covers Section 4946, which addresses disqualified persons with respect to a private foundation. Identifying disqualified persons and understanding the special rules related to them are essential for Chapter 42 analysis.
Disaster Relief: Existing Organizations - StayExempt Presentation
This presentation discusses requirements for established disaster-relief organizations, including the characteristics of a charitable class; the elements of a needs test; how an organization can exercise discretion and control; recordkeeping best practices; and aid to businesses as a charitable activity.