Posts Tagged: Secretary of State

Misleading Notices Target Nonprofits

March 17, 2014 Posted by Arthur Rieman in News, Nonprofits, Scams

As happens every year, nonprofits are being targeted by businesses that send misleading corporate compliance notices. The first batch for 2014 has just been mailed with the headline “Annual Minutes Compliance Notice.” Don’t fall for these rip-offs. As the California Secretary of State advises, these “letters are being sent to California businesses encouraging them to …


Update on CA Benefit and Flexible Purpose Corps

December 19, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in News

According to the California Secretary of State, as of November 4, 2012, there were 79 benefit corporations and 21 flexible purpose corporations. In case you don’t remember, these are the new corporate forms that incorporate elements of a traditional for-profit corporation while also promoting the public purposes of a nonprofit. They have been available in …


Are You Using the Right Forms?

January 26, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in News, Taxes

Government agencies often update their forms without providing much notice. It is important that someone in your organization check regularly (at least annually, ideally more frequently) to ensure the organization is filing using the most up-to-date forms available. Failure to use a current form can result in rejection of the filing and late filing penalties. …