Taxpayers Can Find Legitimate Charities Using the Tax Exempt Organization Search Tool

When taxpayers decide to support a cause they care about, they want their donation to do as much good as possible. Doing some research can help ensure donations go to legitimate and qualified charities and help donors avoid scams. The IRS's Tax Exempt Organization Search tool, is a great place to start. Here are some key [...]

New Massachusetts Form PC Filing Requirements

Effective September 1, 2023, Massachusetts Division of Charities no longer accepts a paper copy of Form PC. They have a new electronic filing system on their website called the Charity Portal. This system does not interface with any professional tax preparation software and the entire Form PC will have to be manually entered by a third-party [...]

Reminder to IRA Owners Age 70½ or Over: Qualified Charitable Distributions are Great Options for Making Tax-Free Gifts to Charity

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service is reminding IRA owners age 70½ or over of their option to transfer up to $100,000 to charity tax-free each year. These transfers, known as qualified charitable distributions or QCDs, offer eligible older Americans a great way to easily give to charity before the end [...]

How to Avoid Fraud and Scams after a Disaster

This article was published by the IRS. Criminals and fraudsters often see disasters as an opportunity to take advantage of victims when they are the most vulnerable, as well as the generous taxpayers who want to help with relief efforts. These disaster scams normally start with unsolicited contact. The scammer contacts their possible victim by telephone, [...]

May 16 is Filing Deadline for Many Tax-Exempt Organizations

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service is reminding tax-exempt organizations that many have a filing deadline of May 16, 2022. Those that operate on a calendar-year (CY) basis have certain annual information and tax returns they file with the IRS. These returns are: Form 990-series annual information returns (Forms 990, 990-EZ, [...]

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