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#MeToo Movement Impacts Nonprofits

#metoo Movement Impacts Nonprofits

The #MeToo Movement, which is an international movement against sexual harassment and assault, has spread across nearly every major industry like wildfire.  People might assume that this problem would be […]

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How to Ensure Effective Internal Control as a Nonprofit

How To Ensure Effective Internal Controls As A Nonprofit

In addition to the “tone at the top,” an important part of having an effective internal control is segregation of duties. Adequate segregation of duties requires certain key functions to […]

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Deciphering Between Contributions and Exchange Transactions

How To Decipher Between Contributions And Exchange Transactions

Nonprofit organizations have various sources of revenue, and one of the trickiest areas of financial reporting for a nonprofit organization is distinguishing an item as a contribution or an exchange […]

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The Basics: Intermediate Sanctions and Excess Benefit Transactions

The Basics: Intermediate Sanctions And Excess Benefit Transactions

Intermediate sanctions sound fairly scary. In reality, regulations and penalties are equally scary, so the name is appropriate. Intermediate sanction regulations and penalties exist to stop abuses by disqualified persons […]

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What documents should your organization be keeping?

What documents should your organization be keeping?

A nonprofit entity is required to maintain proper records to ensure the organization complies with tax rules and regulations. If an organization is unable to provide supporting documentation proving qualification […]

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NFPs with operations in Indiana: be aware of unique state audit requirements

NFPs With Operations In Indiana – Be Aware Of Unique State Audit Requirements

The Indiana State Board of Accounts (SBA) has the responsibility of examining the accounts and financial records for all state entities and entities receiving public money within the state of […]

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How the 2017 TCJA Affects Nonprofits

2017 Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Provisions Of Interest To Nonprofits

Provisions of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, are expected to have significant impacts on charitable giving, among other changes that will affect not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) both […]

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Tax-Exempt Highlights Comparison of the TCJA 2017

Tax-Exempt Highlights Comparison – Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Of 2017

On December 22, President Trump signed into law the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (P.L. 115-97), a sweeping tax reform law that will entirely change the tax landscape. The legislation […]

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The 12 Days of Tax Tips

The 12 Days Of Tax Tips [Part 2]

Also, read: “12 Days of Tax Tips – Part 1”   Part 2 Table of Contents: Six check-up questions for end-of-year withholding Five steps to remember when making a charitable […]

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The 12 Days of Tax Tips

The 12 Days Of Tax Tips [Part 1]

As the year comes to a close, we have collected twelve IRS lists with tax tips for year-end planning, safekeeping, reporting, and giving. Part 1 Table of Contents: Twelve worst […]

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Why You Need To Restate Your 403(b) Plan Document

Written by Mickie Murphy, ERPA, QPA, QKA In 2007, the Internal Revenue Service published 403(b) regulations requiring that all 403(b) plans have a written plan document in place by December […]

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Tips for the Charitable Hero

Tips For The Charitable Hero

How Charitable Organizations Can Help Victims Of Emergency Hardships Or Disasters Charitable organizations can assist those facing emergency hardships and disaster victims in a variety of ways. Organizations may provide […]

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Impact Of The New Revenue Recognition Standards On NFP Organizations | Blue & Co., LLC | Nonprofit Consulting | Not-for-Profit Consullting | Nonprofit Financial Consulting

Impact Of The New Revenue Recognition Standards On NFP Organizations

Update published on June 5, 2020: FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-05, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606) and Leases (ASC 842) Effective Dates for Certain Entities, as part of […]

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Is your charitable hospital in compliance with IRC 501(r)?

Is Your Charitable Hospital In Compliance With Irc §501(r)?

Even though there have been several attempts this year to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”), the efforts have not been successful. Additionally, the attempted repeal […]

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A beginner's guide to reporting grants on Form 990

A Beginner’s Guide To Reporting Grants On Form 990

When an organization provides grants to individuals, it may be required to complete specific schedules on the Form 990. Organizations that provide grants or assistance to interested persons must complete […]

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Navigating Indiana's NP-20R Reporting

Crucial Compliance: Navigating Indiana’s NP-20R Reporting and Form 136

By Angela Crawford, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. There are two key items Indiana not-for-profits need to know in first quarter 2024 – no matter your organization’s fiscal year […]

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Indirect costs for grants

Indirect Costs for Grants – Should You Want a Higher Rate?

By Rick Shields, CPA, Principal at Blue & Co. When not-for-profits receive grants from governments and foundations, the application process often includes an estimate for indirect costs which is then […]

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retirement plan limits

2024 Retirement Plan Limits

By Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager at Blue & Co. For 2024, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) increased plan limitations to reflect cost of living adjustments. Below are some of […]

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not-for-profit staffing shortage

Not-For-Profits Hit Hard By Staffing Shortages

By Bob Findley, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. The job market is hard for everyone, especially for not-for-profits. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped from 6.9 percent in October 2020 to 3.9 percent in […]

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not-for-profit cecl model

Decoding The New CECL Model for Not-For-Profits

By Priya Singleton, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-13 Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of […]

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restricted fund tracking

Restricted Fund Tracking and Cash Management

By Andrew Brock, CPA, Senior Manager at Blue & Co. Earlier in June 2023, an article was published by our not-for-profit services team titled “Unveiling the Dynamics of Donor-Restricted Contributions”. […]

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