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.
IRS Provides Guidance on New UBTI Rules
The IRS has provided some much-needed guidance on the provision in the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that requires calculation of unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) separately with respect to each unrelated trade or business. While the IRS still intends to issue proposed regulations on this issue, these guidelines will help exempt organizations compute their UBTI in the short-term.
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.
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.
Reconciling Liquidity to Net Assets without Donor Restrictions, an Addendum
Further insight on ASU 2016-14 for churches, with a focus on reconciling liquidity to net assets without donor restrictions.
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.
Are Voluntary Donations to Ministers Gifts or Taxable Income?
Churches should be aware of a recent Tax Court ruling on voluntary donations to ministers.
Qualitative Liquidity & Availability Disclosure Considerations for Churches in ASU 2016-14
Even churches that don’t issue external financial statements should have a written cash management policy that could have content and attributes similar to these new qualitative disclosure requirements.
Liquidity & Availability Disclosure Considerations for Churches in ASU 2016-14
We’ve received a number of questions from church clients about the additional disclosures related to liquidity and availability. Here a look at the requirements and what your church should consider as you plan for this significant implementation.