For Purpose Law to Host TEGE Exempt Organizations Update

On June 15th, 2018, For Purpose Law Group is excited to host the upcoming TEGE Exempt Organizations Council program “TEGE Exempt Organizations Update,” presented in cooperation with the Greater Washington Society of CPAs. This program will bring together current and former IRS regulators and private practitioners in the legal and accounting fields to discuss the latest statutory, regulatory, and judicial developments Read More

Private Foundation Lobbying: Ninth Circuit Bunts

In December 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in a much-anticipated case involving the conservative-leaning Parks Foundation of Oregon and its controlling director, Loren Parks. At issue was whether the IRS had correctly imposed a hefty excise tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 4945 for alleged lobbying that is prohibited as a “taxable expenditure.”  This penalty tax was Read More

News for Churches and Religious Organizations

There are several recent developments of interest for tax-exempt churches and religious institutions.    Johnson Amendment In December’s whirlwind attempt to write and pass a tax overhaul law that could win enough votes in the House of Representatives as well as in the Senate, it was unclear until just before the final conference-reconciliation voting whether the proposed legislation would include a total or partial Read More

Mandatory Volunteerism: A Bad Idea All Around

In the past few months, we’ve seen a flare-up of interest in, and government action on, an idea that has been pushed by conservative legislators and executives repeatedly over many years. It’s the proposal to require needy recipients of Medicaid to work, look for work, go to school, or engage in community volunteer activities in order to be eligible for this assistance they desperately need. This policy agenda as Read More

The EU Data-Privacy Law That May Affect U.S. Nonprofits (GDPR)

If you’ve never heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you’ve got a lot of company, especially here in the United States. First, it’s a new data privacy law which - alone - is enough to make most folks’ eyes glaze over. Second, it’s a law passed by the European Union.  Nevertheless, it’s something that legal entities in the U.S., including some nonprofits, may need to know about ASAP. The GDPR Read More