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Nonprofits: You too could fall victim to a celebrity scandal


Public perceptions are difficult to influence at the best of times. If your nonprofit lands in the middle of a PR crisis thanks to a disgraced celebrity supporter, the worst possible action is to take none.

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Stretch your college student’s spending money with the dependent tax credit


Are you the parent of a child who is age 17 to 23? You may be eligible for a $500 dependent tax credit. Here are the qualifications.

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Could your business benefit from the tax credit for family and medical leave?


There’s a family and medical leave credit that could be an attractive perk for your company’s employees. But there are the rules and restrictions and it’s only available for two tax years.

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ESG issues: To report or not to report?


When reporting on sustainability, one size doesn’t fit all companies, says the SEC. Find out how its views about reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters differ from those of IOSCO and some stakeholders.

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Holding on to your nonprofit’s exempt status


Is your not-for-profit allowed to participate in lobbying and campaigning? What happens if you use extra revenue to reward an employee? Learn about activities that can threaten your exempt status.

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The 2018 gift tax return deadline is almost here


When you think of April 15, you probably think of the income tax return deadline. But it’s also the gift tax return deadline. Find out if you must (or should) file a 2018 gift tax return this April.

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There’s still time for small business owners to set up a SEP retirement plan for last year


Are you wishing you’d set up a retirement plan for your small business for 2018? Believe it or not, you may still be able to do so, and also reduce your 2018 tax liability!

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Automating your accounting department


Robotic process automation (RPA) is the wave of the future … even in the accounting department. Find out best practices for getting started with automation software for routine financial reporting tasks.

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Divide and conquer: How joint cost allocating works


In many cases, your nonprofit is allowed to allocate costs between fundraising and other functions as long as you meet three joint activities criteria. What are they?

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Vehicle-expense deduction ins and outs for individual taxpayers


Rather than keeping track of your actual vehicle-related expenses, you can use a standard mileage rate to compute related tax deductions. But when are individual taxpayers eligible to deduct vehicle-related expenses?

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