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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 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 about the situation. To search my previous answers you can do a Google search by "" without the quotes and then add your search terms before hitting enter.

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I have been practicing law and especially the law of nonprofit organizations since 1990 when I was admitted to the New York Bar and I have maintained my status with the Bar since that time.


B.S. Columbia University in New York City, 1970

J.D. (Law Degree) Brooklyn Law School, 1990 -- Cum Laude.

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2016-12-02 Transfer of Non-profit Assets:

I have in my profile that this free forum is only for general questions about IRS federal exemption issues of 501(c)(3) organizations. I can answer "yes" to the first two questions.  As for the threat

2016-11-14 Flow through:

First your church board needs to decide that it is willing to fund that radio station, even though, apparently the funds are only coming from designated donors.     In any case, your church would not be

2016-11-05 piercing the corporate veil:

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

2016-10-28 tax exempt 501(c)(7):

As I only give general advice on this free forum I would not be going into the specific details of your situation. If you want to hire me for a consultation for up to one hour, send me an email directly

2016-10-28 tax exempt 501(c)(7):

I have in my profile in my forum at that the free service that I offer is only for questions directly related to IRS exempt purpose issues of 501(c)(3) organizations.    If you


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