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Nonprofit Organization Updates

How materiality is established in an audit or a review
March 23, 2018

When accountants conduct an audit or review, they can’t test every transaction. Instead, they set a “materiality” threshold. This benchmark is used to obtain reasonable assurance in an audit — or limited assurance in a review — of detecting misstatements that could be large enough, individually or in the aggregate, to be material to the financial statements.

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What Nonprofits Need to Know about the New Tax Law
January 18, 2018

The number of taxpayers who itemize deductions on their federal tax return — and, thus, are eligible to deduct charitable contributions — is estimated by the Tax Policy Center to drop from 37% in 2017 to 16% in 2018. That’s because the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) substantially raises the standard deduction. Many not-for-profit organizations are understandably worried about how this change will affect donations. But this isn’t the only TCJA provision that affects nonprofits.
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Nonprofit Organization Deadlines

Don’t miss these important deadlines for your NFP organization
  • December 31 year end
    • Form 990 and PC
      • Due May 15
    • Massachusetts Uniform Financial Report (UFR)
      • Due May 15
    • Data Collection Form
      • Due the earlier of 30 days after your auditors’ report is issued or 9 months after your fiscal year end
  • June 30 fiscal year end
    • Form 990 and PC
      • Due November 15
    • Massachusetts Uniform Financial Report (UFR)
      • Due November 15
    • Data Collection Form
      • Due the earlier of 30 days after your auditors’ report is issued or 9 months after your fiscal year end
  • September 30 fiscal year end
    • Form 990 and PC
      • Due February 15
    • Massachusetts Uniform Financial Report (UFR)
      • Due February 15
    • Data Collection Form
      • Due the earlier of 30 days after your auditors’ report is issued or 9 months after your fiscal year end