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Expanded Employee Retention Credit: More Tax Help for Employers

Does your organization qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)? Expanded coverage rules in 2021 are making this financial benefit increasingly attractive for more ministries and other nonprofits affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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In 5-4 Vote, Supreme Court Lifts California's COVID Ban on Group Bible Study in Homes

Los Angeles Times The Supreme Court, citing religious liberty has lifted another of California's COVID restrictions, holding the state may not prevent people from gathering in homes for Bible study and prayer meetings.

North Carolina Man Sentenced to Prison, Ordered to Pay Over $6 Million in Restitution for Wire Fraud

The Coastland Times According to court documents, a North Carolina man operated the non-profit entity Asset Trader, which he used as the vehicle for a Ponzi scheme.

Charitable Care Provided by Hospitals Doesn't Measure Up to Their Tax Exemptions

Medical Xpress According to a new study, the amount of charity care provided by government and nonprofit hospitals falls short of the obligation implied by their favorable tax treatment.

State Senators Move to Make Nonprofit Donor Names Private

Montgomery Herald A new bill supported by influential N.C. senators would protect the confidentiality of donors to nonprofit organizations and charities.

Power and the Changing Role of Intermediaries

Nonprofit Quarterly Foundations have long used Philanthropic Intermediaries (PIs) to extend the skills and reach of their staff and resources as well as to undertake specialized projects on their behalf.

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals: The Current Focus for Conservation Easements

Bloomberg Tax Charitable conservation easements are currently one of the most litigated tax issues. Many of these easement cases are appealable to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and that court is experiencing a mini-explosion of such cases.

From Massachusetts to Missouri, Faith-Based Schools Seek to Shield Governance Under Religious Exemptions

Baptist News Global The highest court in Massachusetts ruled this month that a social work professor at a nondenominational Christian college is not a “minister,” meaning she may proceed with a discrimination suit against the college.

San Rafael Church Denied Exemption from Paramedic Tax

Marin Independent Journal A San Rafael church cannot claim a religious exemption to the city's paramedic tax, a state appeals court ruled.

South Dakota Governor Signs Bill Limiting Disclosure of Nonprofit Donor Information

Ballotpedia News On March 3, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) signed HB1079 into law, barring state executive branch officials from expanding existing nonprofit donor disclosure requirements.

Biden Signs Federal Stimulus - Billions for NPO Services, Public Service

The NonProfit Times President Joe Biden signed the $1.9-trillion coronavirus relief package into law today, a day earlier than expected. The legislation includes billions for nonprofits and public service, such as the Corporation for National and Community Service.

In 5-4 Vote, Supreme Court Lifts California's COVID Ban on Group Bible Study in Homes

Los Angeles Times The Supreme Court, citing religious liberty has lifted another of California's COVID restrictions, holding the state may not prevent people from gathering in homes for Bible study and prayer meetings.

North Carolina Man Sentenced to Prison, Ordered to Pay Over $6 Million in Restitution for Wire Fraud

The Coastland Times According to court documents, a North Carolina man operated the non-profit entity Asset Trader, which he used as the vehicle for a Ponzi scheme.