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Bill to Retroactively Repeal Nonprofit Transportation Fringe Benefit Tax Passed by House Ways and Means Committee

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee passed H.R. 3300, officially called the “Economic Mobility Act of 2019” (the “Bill”).  The Bill, among other things, repeals the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits providing employees with qualified transportation fringe benefits. AAFCPAs is also pleased to report that the Bill states this repeal will be retroactive, as if the original provision was never included in the... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Tax Strategist Provides Pro Bono Legal Workshop for Lenny Zakim Fund Grantees

AAFCPAs’ Tax Strategist Provides Pro Bono Legal Workshop for Lenny Zakim Fund Grantees

AAFCPAs Tax Strategist Brittany Besler, CPA, JD, MBA volunteered her expertise and led a legal workshop: How to Maintain Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt, and Public Charity Status on May 14th in Boston, MA. This pro bono legal assistance workshop was developed at the request of the Lenny Zakim Fund for the benefit of their grantees: small, non-profit organizations with limited ability to raise other funds. Brittany answered general questions and provided grantees with an overview... continue reading

AAFCPAs Urges Repeal of Nonprofit Transportation Tax

AAFCPAs Urges Repeal of Nonprofit Transportation Tax

AAFCPAs has sent a letter to Congressman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Chair of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, asking him to lend his support to nonprofits by helping to repeal Internal Revenue Code Section 512(a)(7). Section 512(a)(7) of the new tax code requires nonprofits to now pay a burdensome tax on parking and transportation fringe benefits provided to employees. AAFCPAs has followed this legislation closely and witnessed first-hand the monumental... continue reading

Notice of IRS Changes to Group Exemptions and Group Returns

AAFCPAs would like to make our nonprofit clients aware that as of January 1, 2019, the IRS stopped mailing lists of parent and subsidiary accounts to central organizations (group ruling holders) for verification and return. If your organization is the Central Organization of a group exemption, historically you would have received an annual mailing from the IRS with a list of subordinate organizations. This mailing allowed the Central Organization to... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Joyce Ripianzi to Present Accounting & Tax Update for Nonprofit EDs and Board Members

AAFCPAs Partner Joyce Ripianzi, CPA has been selected to present an educational Accounting & Tax Update on March 9th as part of the Essex County Community Foundation’s 10th Annual Institute for Trustees. This annual event is designed to provide education, training and best practices for first year board members as well as the most seasoned trustees. In this extended workshop session, Joyce will provide key considerations and best practice recommendations... continue reading

MA Form 3ABC due by 3/1 to avoid local property taxes

The Massachusetts “Return of Property Held for Charitable Purposes” (Form 3ABC) provides for an exemption from local taxation on personal and real property for eligible charitable organizations. As a reminder, in order to be exempt, you must file an annual Form 3ABC, due at the Assessor’s Office no later than March 1, in each city or town in which your organization owns real or personal property.  A copy of your most recently... continue reading

Updates for Nonprofits under the New Tax Act

This blog was revised on 3/18/19 to address new guidance from the IRS. AAFCPAs would like to make Tax Exempt Organizations aware of recent legislative and regulatory updates related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (“TCJA”) and how these may affect charitable nonprofits. Legislation Attempts to Repeal the New Unrelated Business Tax on Tax Exempt Organizations Providing Qualified Fringe Benefits On December 20, 2018, the House passed the Retirement,... continue reading

Year in review: The Top 10 Insights from 2018

Year in review: The Top 10 Insights from 2018

2018 was a big year for finance professionals, with monumental changes in tax code & accounting rules, and other significant challenges & opportunities affecting commercial businesses, nonprofits, and individuals & their families.  Below are AAFCPAs’ most widely-read news alerts & insights in the past year: AAFCPAs’ 2018-2019 Tax Planning Guide for Businesses & Individuals Financial and Estate Planning Opportunities Related to the New Tax Law Whitepaper: Guidance on the New... continue reading

What Nonprofits Need to Know about the TCJA: AAFCPAs to Present a Members-Only Webinar for the Providers’ Council

What Nonprofits Need to Know about the TCJA: AAFCPAs to Present a Members-Only Webinar for the Providers’ Council

AAFCPAs Tax Consulting Strategists Joshua England, JD, LLM, and Chris Consoletti, JD will present a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act educational workshop on December 10th at 12pm, for the benefit of the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. (The Providers’ Council). The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) represents a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code, and includes widespread changes to the tax rules affecting charitable nonprofits. Several TCJA... continue reading

AAFCPAs Cultivates Lush Giving Tree Again for #GivingTuesday

AAFCPAs Cultivates Lush Giving Tree Again for #GivingTuesday

We are happy to announce that AAFCPAs will again participate in #GivingTuesday, November 27th, 2018, a global day dedicated to giving! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday provides a shift in focus from the widely promoted shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to the charitable giving season that comes with the holidays, AND the year-end deadline for charitable tax deductions. AAFCPAs is committed to maintaining our culture... continue reading