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REMINDER–Register for IRS webinar: Starting and Operating Charities for Disaster Relief

February 24, 2016

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Register for this one-hour webinar, scheduled Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

Learn about:

  • The requirements for starting a tax-exempt charity under federal law.
  • The ways for new and existing organizations to provide disaster relief without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
  • Operational requirements, fundraising and working with volunteers.

Health Coverage Providers: Deadlines for Health Coverage Providers to Report Minimum Essential Coverage are Approaching

February 11, 2016

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Who Must Report?

If you are a health insurance issuer, self-insured employer, or other entity that providedminimum essential coverage (MEC) during calendar year 2015, including a state government providing Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage, you are subject to Affordable Care Act information reporting requirements.

What Must You Report?

You must report certain information to the IRS and to covered individuals about the coverage that you provided.

Which Forms Must You File?

Health insurance issuers, employers that are not applicable large employers and offer self-insured coverage, Medicaid and CHIP providers, and other MEC providers file Form 1094-B and Form 1095-B with the IRS and provide a copy of Form 1095-B to the covered individuals.

  • Form 1095-B, Health Coverage: to report information to the IRS and to covered individuals about MEC
  • Form 1094-B, Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns: to transmit your Forms 1095-B

IRS Exempt Organization Newsletter 2016-1

February 3, 2016

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On February 2, the IRS released its Exempt Organization Newsletter, Issue Number 2016-1.

  • Register for IRS webinar: Starting and Operating Charities for Disaster Relief
  • Form 990-N submission website will change Feb. 29
  • IRS provides tax relief to Missouri storm victims; tax deadline extended to May 16
  • Read IRS Tax Tips
  •   1.  Register for IRS webinar: Starting and Operating Charities for Disaster Relief

    Register for this one-hour webinar, scheduled Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

    Learn about:

    • The requirements for starting a tax-exempt charity under federal law.
    • The ways for new and existing organizations to provide disaster relief without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
    • Operational requirements, fundraising and working with volunteers.

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      2.  Form 990-N submission website will change Feb. 29

    Beginning February

    Select Legal Issues in Fundraising: (1) Overview of State Fundraising Laws, and (2) Illegal Gambling vs. Legal Gaming

    February 3, 2016

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    When: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Where: # 92 J.C. Penney Conference Center on the UM-St. Louis North Campus Fee: $ 25

    Program DescriptionSometimes well-intentioned and seemingly acceptable fundraising activities can run afoul of the law, even without a nonprofit knowing it is breaking the law. But ignorance of the law is no defense against an investigation into illegal fundraising activities. Come to this class to learn more about some of the fundraising-related laws that you need to know about, including:

    • State regulations for registration of fundraising activities (in Missouri and other states);
    • What it means to “solicit” contributions from state-to-state, and the ramifications of illegal or misleading solicitations;
    • How to avoid violating do-not-call laws;
    • Protection of restricted assets and endowments;
    • How to tell whether your gambling-related fundraising activity is a form of legal gaming or illegal gambling

    Instructors: Assistant Attorney General Bob

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