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Renew Tax Status or Risk Losing It, D.C. Warns Nonprofits

Thousands of Washington, D.C.-based nonprofits need to act soon to save their tax-exempt status, thanks to a new filing requirement that is catching the organizations by surprise. The potential need for an affirmation letter comes as the IRS is still trying to get out from under a backlog created by the 35-day government shutdown.

Counting What Counts: Why Social Accounting Matters

In today’s world, financial accounting implicitly and explicitly constrains how we approach resource allocation and policy decisions. Yet many other types of resources exist, such as intangible assets like knowledge, relationships, and reputation.

Everything You Need to Know About Claiming a Mileage Tax Deduction

If you drive to volunteer at your favorite nonprofit, that mileage is deductible as part of your charitable donations. The IRS allows volunteers to claim 14 cents per mile, but you have to be volunteering yourself. You can't, for example, be driving a child to a volunteer activity. There is no threshold requirement for claiming these miles.

Many Nonprofits Lack Financial Strength for Sustainable Growth

Almost half of nonprofits in the U.S. hope to expand their programs in the next two years, but many organizations may lack the financial strength to fuel sustainable growth. Maximizing impact in a sustainable way often comes down to making smart choices about which programs are right to fund.

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