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Changes Ahead for Kentucky's Nonprofits and Other Business Entities

Gov. Beshear signed House Bill 440 into law on April 1st, with the provisions of the new law becoming effective on June 24th. This new law adopts provisions modeled on the Revised Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations Act and makes several changes to Kentucky's business entities laws, particularly in the area of nonprofit companies. Overall, the law should strengthen opportunities for non-profits association and businesses to operate in the Commonwealth, and this post will briefly discuss some of the highlights. More >

IRS Guidance on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Extension for 2014

As part of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 ("the Act") that Congress passed at the end of last year, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit ("WOTC") was re-extended for the 2014 tax year. The WOTC provides a tax credit to employers that hire members of certain targeted groups. The WOTC requires that employers obtain certification from Designated Local Agencies ("DLAs") within 28 days of the hiring of the specified individual or prescreen the applicants. Because the WOTC was not actually in effect until the end of 2014, its provisions apply retroactively, and employers now need further time to receive the proper certifications necessary for the credit. More >

The Future of Non-Profits & Politics

Nonprofit organizations have played an important role in America's history, but that role may soon be redefined as the IRS seeks to reform the tax code provision that gives life to these organizations. Currently, a nonprofit organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the tax code can engage in politics and remain tax-exempt if more than half of its money and time is spent on "social welfare activities." As a result, especially in recent years, several nonprofit organizations have entered into the political arena with big wallets and a set agenda, both on local and national stages - especially because political nonprofit organizations are permitted to keep donor names confidential. A study by the Center for Responsive Politics found that political spending by nonprofit organizations skyrocketed from less than $5.2 million in 2006 to more than $300 million in 2012. More >

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