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California Attorney General Issues Guidance on Charity Crowdfunding Platform Regulation

The rapid growth of online and social media fundraising activities has caught the attention of state charity regulators. Yet, very little guidance exists that helps businesses, particularly technology companies new to the charitable fundraising space, analyze their compliance obligations under state charitable solicitation laws. In …

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New Legal Developments Affect New York Organizations Using Independent Contractors

Yoga Instructors May Be Independent Contractors On October 25, 2016, in the Matter of Yoga Vida NYC,  a decision sure to have rippling effects through many industries, the New York State Court of Appeals–the highest court in New York State — ruled sensibly and logically, …

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IRS Says Benefit Corporations May Treat Payments to Charity as a Business Expense

The IRS just released Information Letter 2016-0063, confirming that a “benefit” corporation may deduct payments to charity as an ordinary business expense. This is newsworthy for two principal reasons. First, it confirms that payments made to a charity may be fully deductible as a business …

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