As the new paradigm of the global pandemic sets in, many not-for-profit organizations are pivoting to adapt and cope. Many organizations are making changes to their services, operations, and fundraising activities.
On May 5, 2020, the Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC), issued an industry alert No. 404 to professionals that serve organizations subject to Government Auditing Standards. Below are the two key items that impact the not-for-profit entities (NFPs):
Do you qualify for the new family leave credit?
The new tax law creates a credit for eligible employers in 2018 and 2019 based on paid leave for up to 12 weeks, granted under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). Employers aren’t required to pay employees for FMLA leave, but — for 2018 and 2019 — those that do may qualify for a tax credit of 12.5% of the wages paid. That’s if the rate of payment under the leave program is at least 50% of employees’ regular rate.
Board members and new staff from a for-profit background don’t always grasp the differences between the for-profit and not-for-profit ("NFP") worlds. One area of significant variation is their financial reporting approach, including both goals and practices.
When it comes to fraud in any organization, credit cards are frequently a fraudster’s tool. Because the use of credit cards is so commonplace today, there’s always the risk of improper charges to your account. Credit card misuse could hurt your organization financially and jeopardize its reputation in the community.