Posts Tagged: California

Click a Button, Find a Grant

Do you ever wish your nonprofit could click “google” to locate government grant opportunities? That wish may come true in California. Finding government grant opportunities is a frustrating process, especially for nonprofits that have limited resources. In part, this is because there is no centralized location that lists all state grants. Thus, a nonprofit seeking grants …


Some California Annual Tax Filings Now Need To Be Filed Quarterly

January 19, 2011 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Taxes

As of January 2011, certain California employment tax filings that were filed annually now must be filed quarterly. The filings include a new Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (DE9) in place of the Annual Reconciliation Statement (DE7). More information is available at the Employment Development Department website at Continue to use the …


New Franchise Tax Board Filings for All California Non-Profits

January 11, 2011 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Taxes

Small California non-profits must now file an annual return with the Franchise Tax Board. Failure to file for three consecutive years will result in automatic revocation of state exemption. Until this year, California non-profits with gross receipts that normally did not exceed $25,000 had no filing requirement. As of January 1, 2011, all California nonprofits …


California Franchise Tax Board Posts Organizations Exempt List For Public

October 20, 2010 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Taxes

At long last, the Franchise Tax Board has posted its list of organizations that are exempt from California franchise (i.e., corporate) tax. The list has been posted at The primary purpose of the new FTB list is to allow the public to verify an organization’s exempt status. It also provides an organization the ability …


Non-Profits Are Leaders in Job Growth

October 4, 2010 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Jobs

Nonprofits are adding jobs at a higher rate than the economy as a whole according to a study by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society. As reported by Caroline Preston in the The Chronicle of Philanthropy (, in 21 states studied between 2007 and 2009, the number of jobs at nonprofits INCREASED on …


New IRS Guide for Tax-Exempt Organizations Considering Gaming Activities

Silent Auction? Opportunity Drawing? Raffle? Casino Night? All of these are viable fundraising events for nonprofits and also considered to be gaming activities (i.e., gambling). In order for tax-exempt organizations to make sure they are compliant with the rules regarding such activities, the IRS has published a new guide at The publication addresses the …