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REGISTER NOW! CAPLAW UBIT Webinar Series
Presented by: CAPLAW
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, and Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Cost: Free
Even if your organization is recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt, it may be subject to the federal unrelated business income tax (UBIT). Do you know how to navigate compliance with UBIT requirements? Are you up to date on the new UBIT rules under the tax reform act? UBIT can have serious implications for nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, especially in light of recently-issued IRS guidance. Join us for this two-part webinar series where we will focus on the UBIT rules, exceptions, and exclusion in part one and then discuss the impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Acts on UBIT in part two.

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UBIT FAQ

This FAQ is intended to help nonprofit CAAs determine if they are subject to a new federal tax associated with providing parking to employees, understand how to calculate and manage the potential tax liability, and take advantage of an option that is available until March 31, 2019 which, if applicable, could retroactively mitigate the impact of the tax. Download FAQ.

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Community Action and the Proposed Changes to the Public Charge Rule

Under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s recently proposed changes to the public charge rule, use of certain public benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid, and housing assistance would count as negative factors against legal immigrants when they apply for citizenship. The public comment period for the proposed rule has closed, and DHS is currently reviewing submitted comments.

The Community Action Partnership, NASCSP, and CAPLAW developed the following resources discussing the proposed changes and potential impact on Community Action Agencies.

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slides

FAQs on the Public Charge Rule

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CSBG and Head Start Crosswalk

CAAs that run Head Start programs are tasked with following two sets of different, yet overlapping, requirements that apply to the funding they receive under the CSBG and Head Start Acts. CAPLAW developed a crosswalk showing the connections between the two sets of requirements to help CAAs better understand the overlap and establish a more integrated approach to compliance. Learn more.

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Training and Orientation Tool for Tripartite Boards

State CSBG offices, associations and individual CAAs can use this Tool to help educate nonprofit tripartite boards on their responsibilities and the vital role they play in leading their organizations. Learn more.

News for Community Action

 

Free Upcoming Webinars

Workplace Investigations Three-Part Webinar Series
Presented by: Fisher Phillips
Dates: Thursday, May 23, June 6, and June 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Internal investigations are on the rise – following best practices will not only save time and money, but can also improve the workplace and ensure employees feel comfortable and safe at work. This three-part webinar series is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of workplace investigations and what your company needs to know to be prepared. The series will cover: best practices and common mistakes; witness interviewing - preparation and techniques; and record-keeping and documentation.


Legal Structuring for Nonprofit Organizations: Creating Systems, Affiliates and Subsidiaries
Presented by: Venable LLP
Dates: Wednesday June 26, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST
As nonprofit organizations grow and expand their operations, questions arise regarding whether to create additional legal entities to house certain activities, and whether to create a “parent” organization to supervise a system of nonprofit organizations. Issues of liability, separation of functions, and tax considerations all come into play in choosing the best legal structure to employ. In creating additional entities in a nonprofit system, questions of governance must be considered. The proper form of entity — whether nonprofit or for-profit; whether corporate, partnership, or LLC — must also be addressed. Nonprofit executives and advisers will find this webinar of great interest.


10-Step Budgeting Process
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The success and usefulness of your budget largely depends on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budget process that will get everyone involved and ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.


Dashboards: Making Your Data Work for You
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Learn how to make your data – from social impact to financial information – more digestible and useful for making decisions. This webinar will cover how to select information to include on your dashboard and how dashboard reports can complement other important financial reports.


Transforming Business Models
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Learn the four core components of a nonprofit business model – revenue mix, understanding the cost of effective programs, infrastructure, and capital structure – and how all of these components connect to mission and your organization’s financial health.

 

 

 

Watch CAPLAW's Attorney Network webinar series "Legal Issues Unique to CAAs".

In this two-part webinar series, we pose questions and provide answers to help orient attorneys working with CAAs on some of the key legal requirements that impact the way CAAs operate. Rather than delve deeply into any one issue, we will help CAA attorneys spot a variety of CAA legal issues and identify CAPLAW resources that attorneys may refer to when working with CAAs on specific matters.


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