2004 NPA Archive

December 2004/January 2005

  • IRS Probe Insider Transactions in Expanded Form 1023
  • First Amendment Does Not Protect Church from Lawsuit By Terminated Minister
  • Church Bookkeeper Imprisoned for Fraud
  • Congress Curtails Deductions for Gifts of Vehicles, Intellectual Property
  • IRS Fences the Tax Exemption Table
  • Charities Sue Federal Government Over CFC Anti-Terrorism Requirement
  • Special Supplement - General Tips for Internal Accounting Controls

October/November 2004

  • IRS Commences Crackdown on Excessive Compensation
  • Senate Finance Committee Seeks Input on Proposed Nonprofit Reform Legislation
  • New Overtime Pay Provisions Take Effect
  • Election Dos and Don'ts for 501(c)(3) Organizations
  • Democratic and Republican Party Platforms Address Nonprofit Concerns
  • Anti-Terrorism Legislation and Government Policies Affecting Nonprofits

August/September 2004

  • Senate Committee Proposes Sweeping Changes in Nonprofit Regulation
  • AmeriCorps Program Struck Down as Establishment of Religion
  • Princeton University Sued for Diverting Donor Restricted Funds
  • IRS Approves Scholarship Program
  • IRS Rules on Ancillary Joint Venture
  • FCC to Auction Open FM Spectrum

June 2004

  • IRS Sends Election Year Warning Shot for Charity Politicking
  • DOL New Rules Limit Wage/Hour Exemptions
  • Former United Way CEO Sentenced
  • Summer Interns: Tips to Avoid Legal Traps
  • JOBS Act Limits Deductions of In-Kind Donations
  • Religious Broadcasters Suffer FCC Sting
  • New & Improved NPA

May 2004

  • Nature Conservancy Makes Changes to Improve Accountability
  • Jury Says Nonprofit Hospital's Tax Exemption is Secure
  • President's EO Urges Work with Religious Groups
  • Charities Lagging in Volunteer Recruitment
  • Editor Bids Farewell After NPA Decade

April 2004

  • Supreme Court Upholds State Law Prohibiting Government Funding of Religious Study
  • Salvation Army Faces Battle Over Religious Employees
  • Liquor Foundation Chug Down Million Dollar Settlement
  • FEC Clarifies Advocacy Decision for Nonprofits
  • IRS Accepting 990s Online
  • Coalition Puts Forth Model Code of Ethics

March 2004

  • United Way Reaches Compromise in Costly PipeVine Collapse
  • Volunteer's Death During After-Hours Social Can't be Charity's Fault
  • Camp Isn't required to Provide Security for Vague Threats of Violence
  • IRS Questions Group's Staff Benefits & Donor Deals
  • High-Tech Bankruptcies Spawn License Problems for Nonprofits
  • How to Respond to an IRS Audit Request

February 2004

  • Charity Legislation Stalls in Congress
  • Supreme Court Will Hear Workplace Harassment Case
  • Acting Against Lawyer's Advice Constitutes Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Negotiating Period opens for Webcasting Royalty Rates
  • IRS Must Disclose Reasons for Revocations
  • Record Number of Volunteers in 2003
  • Georgia Settles Religious Hiring Involving Gay Rights Group

January 2004

  • Nonprofit Lacks Control Over Joint Venture; Exempt Status Jeopardized
  • Boards Behind the Curve on New Sarbanes-Oxley Law
  • International Trademark: One-Stop Registration Means Less Hassle
  • Congress Questions In-Kind Donations