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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

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, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act (H.R. 88) that would eliminate the provision... 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 Attorneys 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... 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

AAFCPAs & MENTOR’s Partnership in Charting a Sustainable Future

AAFCPAs & MENTOR’s Partnership in Charting a Sustainable Future

How Did One Nonprofit Explore Creative Approaches to a Sustainable Model? For nonprofits, charting the future is complex. The search for creative, strategic approaches to sustainability is continuous, and many organizations have struggled to achieve long term, mission-aligned profitability. In its work with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, AAFCPAs evaluated the organization’s financial and operational position and helped illuminate avenues for growth. Their work together led to an improved outlook,... continue reading

AAFCPAs Outlines State Applicability, IRS Guidance Related to TCJA that Nonprofits Need to Know

AAFCPAs would like to make Tax Exempt Organizations aware of state by state applicability and recent IRS guidance on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, known officially as H.R. 1, (the “TCJA”) and how it pertains to charitable nonprofits. AAFCPAs has outlined the following applicability and guidance that are especially noteworthy: State by state applicability of TCJA changes to nonprofits As outlined in an earlier post, the TCJA enacted widespread... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Brittany Besler, CPA, JD, MBA to Present Legal Seminar on Nonprofit Compliance Requirements

AAFCPAs Tax Consulting Attorney Brittany Besler, CPA, JD, MBA will volunteer her expertise and lead Lawyers Clearinghouse’s Legal Workshop for Nonprofits: How to Maintain Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt, and Public Charity Status on October 2nd in Boston, MA. This two-hour educational workshop offers an overview of compliance requirements with various government agencies and practical tips for nascent nonprofits, including the IRS rules on fundraising and political activities. Brittany will be joined by... continue reading

Educational Podcast: CFO Survey Report: Behind Every Thriving Organization is a High-Functioning CFO

Educational Podcast: CFO Survey Report: Behind Every Thriving Organization is a High-Functioning CFO

AAFCPAs, in collaboration with The Boston Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI-Boston), conducted a survey of over 250 Chief Financial Officers in an effort to capture what issues are currently ‘top of mind’ for senior financial executives in the Northeast region of the United States. We asked CFOs to provide their thoughts, opinions, and experiences in an effort to glean insight into how the role may be evolving, and why.... continue reading