Category Archives: Donor Issues

When is a Contribution Not a Contribution? By Billy Minch, CPA

For those of us who spend our lives working in, with, or around nonprofit organizations, this is generally thought of as a pretty easily answered question… but is it really? Recently, several of the clients we serve have received contributions from vendors and service providers that may challenge, or at least stretch, the definition of what gets recorded as a contribution. Continue Reading

2009 Tax Deductions for 2010 Haiti Earthquake Relief Donations

Congress recently passed a law permitting taxpayers to claim a deduction on their 2009 tax return for contributions to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti made before March 1, 2010. Under prior law, donations made following the January 12 earthquake would not be eligible for a deduction until the donor files their 2010 tax return.… Continue Reading