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Nonprofit Tax Service by Mike Habib, EA

Nonprofit organizations play a crucial role in society, offering valuable services and advocacy. However, managing tax compliance can be a significant challenge due to the complex nature of tax laws and regulations. This article explores common tax compliance issues faced by nonprofits and how an Enrolled Agent (EA) can help resolve these problems, with references to relevant Internal Revenue Code (IRC) sections, preparation, planning and compliance requirements.

1. Understanding the Importance of Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status
One of the primary concerns for any nonprofit is maintaining its tax-exempt status under IRC Section 501(c)(3). This status exempts nonprofits from federal income tax on their earnings related to their exempt purpose. However, failure to comply with the regulations can result in the revocation of this status.

Common Compliance Issues:

Failure to file the annual return (Form 990) leading to automatic revocation of tax-exempt status as stipulated under IRC Section 6033(j).
Engaging in excessive unrelated business income (UBI), which is taxable under IRC Section 511.
Participating in political campaigns or substantial amounts of lobbying, which are restricted under IRC Section 501(c)(3).
Resolution through an Enrolled Agent:
An EA can assist nonprofits in navigating these regulations by ensuring timely and accurate filing of Form 990 and advising on activities that may jeopardize their tax-exempt status. They can also help in planning and reporting UBI to avoid potential taxes and penalties.

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