Tax Treatment of Charitable Fundraising

Webinar: ID# 1014594
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Fundraising for charitable organizations has become a complex business.

Charities no longer hold out a tin cup and ask for donations. They engage in sophisticated activities to generate revenue for their mission and the activities have tax consequences.

This webinar will review the federal tax consequences of fundraising activities and provide specific guidance on how to avoid tax and other legal pitfalls.


The Unrelated Business Income Tax
  • What Is It?
  • How Can It Possibly Apply to Fundraising?
Implications for Corporate Sponsorships, Product Endorsement Programs and Fundraising in General

Traps for the Unwary in Fundraising Programs
  • Web-Based Fundraising
  • Advertising Revenue
  • Sale of Goods or Services
  • Charitable Sales Promotions
  • Raffles and Other GamingSubstantiation, Disclosure and Acknowledgement Rules

    A Brief Review of Charitable Solicitation Registration Requirements

    UBI Reporting Requirements
    • Accounting Challenges of Social Media
    About The Presenter

    Martha J. Sweterlitsch
    • Partner with Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
    • Practice focuses on not-for-profit, administrative, health, state tax, and federal and state tax exemption law, and lobbying
    • Significant areas of practice include creation, reorganization, mergers and consolidations, and ongoing advice to not-for-profit corporations, state and federal tax and tax exemption for not-for-profit organizations, and legal issues related to charitable solicitation and fundraising
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 to 2013
    • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and listed in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory's Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care, 2013
    • Recipient, Outstanding Lawyer Award - American Bar Association Nonprofit Organizations Committee
    • Board member, Ohio United Way and former chair, Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations
    • J.D. degree, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law; B.A. degree, Ohio State University
    Tax Treatment of Charitable Fundraising
    Available on CD format
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