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The Key to Maintaining Public Charity Status

In this article, Michael Sorrells explains how 501(c)(3)s maintain their public charity status. Many charities must undergo an annual public support test to maintain their public charity and tax exempt status. The test is completed annually on Schedule A. Organizations… … Continue reading

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Charity Compliance is No Stranger to the Bracket Business

Are you or your company inviting charitable donations to fill out a tournament bracket for a shot at the prize? Putting aside the typical lottery and game of chance issues, involving a charity or charitable donations in your March Madness … Continue reading

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Hospital’s Failure to apply for charity care for psychiatric emergency patient leaves hospital holding the bag

DRAFT   MUST REWRITE    text from daily briefingHEALTH CARE LAW New Jersey has a Charity Care program which pays for hospital care for uninsured individuals who meet the stringent income and asset requirements and also file an application. If an eligible … Continue reading

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Telemarketing by Charity Fundraisers Remains an FTC Enforcement Priority

The FTC’s Northwest Regional Office has, for decades, led federal law enforcement efforts to investigate and shut down alleged fraud in the charity fundraising industry (state attorneys general are even more active in this space, as we’ve noted in previous … Continue reading

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Charity Begins With The Gift Agreement: Keeping Intent Fluid

Susan N. Gary, The Problems with Donor Intent: Interpretation, Enforcement, and Doing the Right Thing, 85 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 977 (2010). Browne Lewis Charities have a legal duty to comply with the restrictions donors place on gifts. Most charities act … Continue reading

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