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Cancelled Fundraising Events, Written Notice Requirements

On March 10, 2020 MA Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in response to the spread of the Coronavirus. The Governor’s administration offered guidance to the public to limit or eliminate attendance at large gatherings. As a result, several of AAFCPAs’ nonprofit clients have made the difficult decision […]

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 […]

House Passes Agreement to Repeal Tax on Nonprofit Parking, Transportation Fringe Benefits

House Passes Agreement to Repeal Tax on Nonprofit Parking, Transportation Fringe Benefits

AAFCPAs is excited to share with our nonprofit clients and their dedicated employees, on December 17, 2019, the House of Representatives passed an agreement (cited as the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019, originally introduced in June 2019), which includes much welcomed provisions to repeal the tax on nonprofit transportation fringe benefits […]

Accounting Considerations for Nonprofits with Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

Accounting Considerations for Nonprofits with Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

It has been reported recently that charitable giving had its largest decline since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, citing circumstances such as 2018 tax law changes as one reason for the decline. In a blog published in August 2019, AAFCPAs Wealth Management outlined charitable giving strategies donors should consider in order to maintain charitable goals while […]

New Revenue Recognition Accounting for Nonprofits: Contribution or Exchange Transaction?

On June 21, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a final Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-08, Not-For-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made. This ASU clarifies and reduces the current diversity in practice in accounting for grants and contributions, particularly for grants and […]

AAFCPAs Shares Tax Expertise at MNN Annual Conference

AAFCPAs will happily present an educational workshop on How New Federal Tax Laws Impact Nonprofits at The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s (MNN) 2019 Annual Conference in Framingham, MA on October 16th. Tax Update: How New Federal Tax Laws Impact Nonprofits The IRS issued new guidance related to the Federal Tax Cuts & Jobs Act’s (TCJA) widespread […]

Viewpoint: Nonprofits should stay vocal about transportation 'tax'

Viewpoint: Nonprofits should stay vocal about transportation 'tax'

Boston Business Journal | “Organizations are tax-exempt for a reason: to optimize their abilities to benefit society,” says Carla McCall, CPA, CGMA, AAFCPAs’ Co-Managing Partner. In this op-ed, Carla urges nonprofits to participate in the survey to show Congress how detrimental the original provision in the TCJA was to their mission.

AAFCPAs 2019 Nonprofit Seminar Keynote: Jo Ann Simons, CEO, Northeast Arc

Listen to Podcasts: Jo Ann is the Executive Director of AAFCPAs’ client Northeast Arc, a large multi-service nonprofit with an operating budget of $280 million serving over 10,000 people annually in Massachusetts. The goal of the Northeast Arc is to ensure that children and adults with disabilities are able to live, work, engage in civic […]

Podcast: AAFCPAs’ 2019 Nonprofit Tax Update

Listen to Podcasts:   The IRS issued new guidance related to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) and the widespread changes affecting charitable nonprofits. In this podcast, AAFCPAs’ in-house Tax Consulting Strategist Josh England provides guidance on the TCJA’s impact on nonprofit operations and filing requirements, including: UBIT changes, “siloing” requirements, taxability of qualified transportation […]

Eye on Cyber: A Day in the Life of an Ethical Hacker

Listen to Podcasts:   “Innovation, organization, and sophistication—these are the tools of cyber attackers as they work harder and more efficiently to uncover new vulnerabilities,” reports Symantec in their 2018 Internet Security Threat Report. Ethical hacking services are a great way for organizations to unearth security weaknesses before they can be exploited by online criminals. […]