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Harvey Mechanic

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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 do not make your question public then I will not be spending much of my donated time on answers that would not benefit the public. If you have other questions, please contact me at Harvey108@hotmail.com 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 .....

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2016-07-13 Counting of Ballots:

I have in my profile that this free forum is only for general questions about IRS federal exemption issues of 501(c)(3) organizations. Your matter is controlled by state law and states may differ somewhat

2016-07-07 Benevolent gift to church member:

The Internal Revenue Code at section 102(a) provides that gifts are not income.  "Gross income does not include the value of property acquired by gift..."  http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/26/A/1/B/III/102

2016-07-01 Band Boosters-Band Fees/Out of Town Competitions:

A band booster organization does not have a band. A high school, for example, may have a band and the booster organization may support that band.  If the high school informs the families that certain fees

2016-06-29 Fund Designation:

From what you wrote I do not know whether the account is in the EIN (Employer Identification Number - or Taxpayer Id number) of the School District or, in the alternative in the EIN of a 501(c)(3) booster

2016-06-28 High School Choir Booster Club:

The IRS rule for what nonprofits may spend money on is similar to the standard that the IRS uses when determining what is a valid business expense for an ordinary business. For example, at http://www.irs

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