Citizens United v. Schneiderman

Posted on Mar 19, 2018 in Legal News, Regulation, State Registration

Citizens United v. Schneiderman Citizens United v. Schneiderman was a case brought by a 501(c)(4), Citizens United, who challenged New York’s donor reporting requirement. As part of its registration requirements New York has required a full copy of an organization’s IRS Form 990 including a complete Schedule B. Citizens United requested the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to declare this donor reporting requirement unconstitutional. The New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, defended the disclosure requirement and stated that it was necessary for the his office to have this information to regulate the charities that register with the office. On February 15, 2018, the court issued an opinion upholding New York’s disclosure laws....

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Get Charity State Regulation Answers Quickly

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Charities, Labyrinth, Regulation, Site News

Charity State Regulation Labyrinth is rolling out a chat help desk to all of its clients by providing instant answers to any charity state regulation or nonprofit state regulation questions that you may have. Just go to and click the chat button and one of our state registration specialists will be available to assist you. The charity state registration chat desk will be available from 8 AM Eastern Time to 7 PM Eastern Time....

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Colorado Increases Fines and Fraud Enforcement for Charities

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 in Colorado, Regulation, State Registration

Colorado Increases Fines and Fraud Enforcement for Charities Colorado has approved a new charitable fraud law which cracks down on violations of the Colorado Charitable Solicitation Act by charities and solicitors. Among the key changes is a provision that increases the penalty for violations of the law from $2,000 to $10,000 per violation, with a cap of $3,000,000 for a series of related violations. The violations that can lead to these penalties include instances of fraud as well as knowingly soliciting in the state without filing a charitable solicitation registration....

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IRS 501(c)(4) Political Activities Rules

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in 501(c)(4), IRS, Regulation

IRS 501(c)(4) Political Activities Rules The Internal Revenue Service posted their proposed regulations relating to political activities of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations on November 29, 2013. By the end of the comment period, Feb 27 2014, the IRS had received 143,730 responses. Most of the responses received were opposed to the proposed changes....

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Charity Banned In South Carolina for 15 Years

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 in Regulation, South Carolina

Charity Banned In South Carolina for 15 Years September 3rd, South Carolina announced a settlement with Veterans Support Organization. The settlement included a $5,000 fine and banned the charity from soliciting in the state for 15 years. Veterans Support Organization had prior to this been active in South Carolina since 2011, but had not properly registered. There are currently over 670 charities that are suspended in South Carolina. Cases like these help emphasize the importance of getting and staying registered in each state where a charity does business and in following the state’s solicitation laws....

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