Nonprofit Issues Newsletter, December 2018
How predictive analytics is transforming fundraising, valuing gifts-in-kind donations, guidance on new UBIT rules, and more.
IRS Issues Interim Guidance on “Parking Tax”
December 13, 2018 – The IRS and Treasury have released much-anticipated guidance on the “parking tax” under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 512(a)(7). As we suspected, paying a third party for employee parking and reimbursing employees for parking is taxable.
Qualified Charitable Distribution Trap for IRA Checkbook Holders
There's a potential pitfall for IRA owners whose account is with a custodian that provides the owner with a checkbook they can use to write checks on their IRA account. Here's what your organization should know about this issue.
Webcast for Nonprofits: Simplifying Implementation of FASB ASU 2016-14
February 28, 2019 - Join our free webcast for insight to help simplify your organization's implementation of the new nonprofit financial reporting standard.
Webcast for Nonprofits: Disaster Recovery Basics: Planning, Testing and Training
January 24, 2019 - Planning your response to and recovery from the next storm, cyber attack, system failure, or other disaster is vital, but it can be challenging and time-consuming. Join our free one-hour webcast for an overview of Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan objectives.
How Predictive Analytics Is Transforming NPO Fundraising
Perhaps the most important technological breakthrough for NPO fundraising in recent memory is predictive analytics. This technology is enabling NPOs to run more effective fundraising campaigns and quickly boost their fundraising results. Here's how your organization could benefit.
Challenges in Auditing GIK
Assessing an nonprofit’s policies and procedures related to valuing material gift-in-kind (GIK) transactions is an important part of an NFP audit. Because there is no single source of pricing that is appropriate for valuing GIK donations, it falls on the NFP to arrive at an appropriate estimate of fair value. Here are some key considerations.
The Importance of Cybersecurity Training
While your organization needs to have filters, processes, and controls in place, it’s important to not overlook the “doors” that can be left unlocked by employees and other network users.
Are Grants Subject to Revenue Recognition?
Classifying grants as either a contribution or exchange transaction is the first step in implementing revenue recognition. The clarified guidance in ASU 2018-08 aims to help nonprofits complete that first step in a consistent way across the sector. This article outlines a practical example of the process to evaluate a grant under the new ASU.
Final ASU 2018-08 Issued on Guidance for Contributions
The FASB issued ASU 2018-08 to clarify the accounting guidance related to contributions made or received. This ASU applies to all entities (including business entities) that make or receive contributions of cash and other assets, including promises to give and grants.