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Harvey Mechanic

I am an attorney and I volunteer time to answer general questions about U.S. Federal income tax issues of nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charities only. Those questions could be about establishing and maintaining legal requirements for such non-profit organizations in the United States, including Internal Revenue service filings and requirements. I will not be working on this free forum to answer questions about Nonprofit's possible unrelated or for-profit businesses or how to fill out forms. This forum is only for general questions about federal tax law, not as the law applies to your specific situation. If you make your question public then I tend to spend more time on answers to benefit the public. If you have other questions, please contact me at I will reply from my email. In any case, do not reveal confidential information to me until after I have contracted with you to provide personal legal services. My responses on this forum are intended to be general statements of law, should not be relied upon as legal advice, and do not create an attorney/client relationship. For me to consider your individual situation and how the law applies, I would need to gather extensive information .....

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2015-11-27 Real Estate with a non-profit:

You would have to inquire from the bank as to what type of organization they are allowed to donate property to.  Most banks may only donate to a 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental instrumentalities

2015-11-27 Real Estate with a non-profit:

You are welcome.    The IRS accepts several valuation methods for real estate. For example, see and you can contact professional appraisers in the county where the real property

2015-11-27 Real Estate with a non-profit:

I have in my profile that this free forum is only for general questions about IRS federal exemption issues of 501(c)(3) organizations. Therefore, I am assuming you are referring to such an organization

2015-11-25 Gifts to volunteers from a 501(c)(3):

The IRS explains at on page 87. "A volunteer is an employee under common law if an entity has the right to direct and control the volunteer's performance, not only

2015-11-19 Is it possible to set up contracts between an organization and those fundraising?:

You wrote that the IRS recently examined the Scrip program.  The most recent ruling that I am aware of was in 2009 and contained these facts:  --- Start of excerpt ---  Taxpayer is an individual who purchases

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