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Understanding Your Options When Your Organization Fails the Public Support Calculation

Understanding Your Options if Your Organization Fails the Public Support Calculation

If your organization is exempt under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi), section 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) or section 509(a)(2) of the IRS code, it must annually meet one of two public support calculation tests (shown on Form 990, Schedule A) to maintain its publicly supported status: The organization is over 33 1/3% publicly supported. This means that 33 1/3% or more […]

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Statement of Functional Expenses: Three Steps for Accurate Expense Allocations

An area of common concern for not-for-profit organizations is how to best allocate certain expenses among the various functions between management and general activities, program services and other supporting activities like fundraising and membership development. Users of your financial statements, and of course your auditors, will want to ensure that expenses that are not directly […]

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Compliance Supplement Addendum Issued and FAC Extensions

2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum Issued and Extensions Granted

On December 22, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the 2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum (Supplement Addendum). The Supplement Addendum provides guidance on auditing Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money and other COVID-19 relief programs. The addendum has the same effective date as the original August 2020 Compliance Supplement for […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Maximizing and Accounting for Not-For-Profit Revenue Sources

  This session was hosted by Blue & Co. and Ashley|Rountree and Associates on Thursday, February 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. This webinar is Maximizing and Accounting for Not-For-Profit Revenue Sources. This webinar is part of a two-part series discussing unique funding opportunities and issues related to revenue sources for not-for-profit organizations. The […]

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ASU 2020-07

New Requirements for Not-for-Profits Reporting Contributed Nonfinancial Assets

As we continue through the first part of a new year, it is important to be reminded of a new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that has been issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). In September 2020, FASB issued ASU 2020-07, Presentation and Disclosures by Not-for-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets. This new standard […]

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Final Regulations Issued for Section 512(a)(6)

Final Regulations Issued for Section 512(a)(6)

The IRS has issued final regulations regarding Internal Revenue Code section 512(a)(6). These regulations have been published in the Federal Register and are effective as of December 2, 2020. Section 512(a)(6) was enacted with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and requires tax-exempt organizations to calculate unrelated business income tax (UBIT) separately for each […]

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Blue & Co.'s December 2020 Webinars | Free webinars | Financial services and consulting | PPP | Paycheck Protection Program Webinar | Manufacturing Webinars | Cybersecurity Webinars

Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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Accounting for Stock Gifts in your Not-For-Profit Organization | Stock Gifts | Gift Valuation and Sale | Acknowledging Stock Gifts | Stock Gift Benefits to Donors

Accounting for Stock Gifts for your Not-For-Profit

As we near year-end, not-for-profit organizations may see a rise in non-cash stock gifts as donors plan their holiday giving and/or meet with their tax advisors to maximize tax saving strategies for the current year. Unlike cash gifts, non-cash gifts such as stock often cause concern and pose questions for nonprofits. For example: How is […]

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09.16.20 NBI Session 3

On Demand Webinar: The National Bank of Indianapolis 2020 Nonprofit Training Series: Managing Change in Times of Uncertainty

In 2020, nonprofit organizations met unprecedented challenges resulting from COVID-19. Join local nonprofit leaders for a panel discussion on how they managed change for their organization in 2020 and how they will use their experiences to plan for 2021 and beyond. During this session, Erin Hedges, Founder & President of Hedges will moderate a discussion […]

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Political Activity and NFPs

Political Activity and Not-For-Profit Organizations

With the current political climate and upcoming elections, your not-for-profit organization may be considering how you can get involved. The most important thing your organization can do is to make sure you understand the rules and regulations before you participate in any type of political activity. This begins with understanding the distinction between political campaign […]

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Webinars

Understanding Your Options When Your Organization Fails the Public Support Calculation

Understanding Your Options if Your Organization Fails the Public Support Calculation

If your organization is exempt under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi), section 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) or section 509(a)(2) of the IRS code, it must annually meet one of two public support calculation tests (shown on Form 990, Schedule A) to maintain its publicly supported status: The organization is over 33 1/3% publicly supported. This means that 33 1/3% or more […]

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Statement of Functional Expenses: Three Steps for Accurate Expense Allocations

An area of common concern for not-for-profit organizations is how to best allocate certain expenses among the various functions between management and general activities, program services and other supporting activities like fundraising and membership development. Users of your financial statements, and of course your auditors, will want to ensure that expenses that are not directly […]

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Compliance Supplement Addendum Issued and FAC Extensions

2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum Issued and Extensions Granted

On December 22, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the 2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum (Supplement Addendum). The Supplement Addendum provides guidance on auditing Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money and other COVID-19 relief programs. The addendum has the same effective date as the original August 2020 Compliance Supplement for […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Maximizing and Accounting for Not-For-Profit Revenue Sources

  This session was hosted by Blue & Co. and Ashley|Rountree and Associates on Thursday, February 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. This webinar is Maximizing and Accounting for Not-For-Profit Revenue Sources. This webinar is part of a two-part series discussing unique funding opportunities and issues related to revenue sources for not-for-profit organizations. The […]

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ASU 2020-07

New Requirements for Not-for-Profits Reporting Contributed Nonfinancial Assets

As we continue through the first part of a new year, it is important to be reminded of a new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that has been issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). In September 2020, FASB issued ASU 2020-07, Presentation and Disclosures by Not-for-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets. This new standard […]

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