Nonprofit Law Matters

Monthly Archives: December 2012

Private Foundations and Many Charities Can Pull Out All the Stops to Protect the Charitable Contribution Deduction Using the “Self-Defense” Exception in the IRS Lobbying Rules

Posted in Tax Treatment of Lobbying & Political Activities

The debate in Congress over the “fiscal cliff” has the nonprofit sector worried for lots of reasons.  A big one  is the proposal to raise revenue by reducing, capping, or modifying the charitable contribution deduction, which is vital to most charities’ fundraising prospects. Fortunately, federal tax law lets many charities and all private foundations pull out… Continue Reading

Happy Graduation, Betsy Buchalter Adler

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The Walrus and the Carpenter Were walking close at hand; They wept like anything to see Such quantities of sand: “If this were only cleared away,” They said, “it would be grand!” (Lewis Carroll) The lawyers and staff at Adler & Colvin want to congratulate our friend, our mentor, and our partner, Betsy Buchalter Adler,… Continue Reading