News for Not-for-Profits — June 2018 edition

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.

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Topics: Accounting Tips, Not-for-Profit, Audit, Financial, consulting

Seven more tips and tricks for SEO

Posted by Victoria Hernandez, Communications on May 30, 2018

The more people come to your site, the more likely they are to become clients or customers. Continuing to drive people to your site is beneficial for your overall business. In this last installment of the search engine optimization (“SEO”) series, we’ll be covering a few more tips that will help bring traffic to your site again and again.

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Topics: Auto, Manufacturing & Distribution, Real Estate, Not-for-Profit, Healthcare, Construction

User experience and your website

Posted by Victoria Hernandez, Communications on Apr 25, 2018

Welcome to the next blog post in a series of best practices for search engine optimization (“SEO”) and your organization’s website. We’ll discuss user experience (“UX”): what it is, what it means, and what you can do to help potential clients gain a better understanding while visiting your website. We’ll also go over user interface design (“UI”) and how it relates to UX.

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Topics: Auto, Manufacturing & Distribution, Real Estate, Not-for-Profit, Healthcare, Construction

Four basic SEO practices

Posted by Victoria Hernandez, Communications on Mar 26, 2018

In a series of SEO, we’ll discuss different tasks you can do in order to help maximize traffic on your site.

Let’s start from the beginning. What is SEO? SEO stands for search engine optimization. What does that mean? Search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo all use algorithms that decide how to rank sites on their pages, and SEO is the process that helps your site rank closer to the top of the page.

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Topics: Auto, Manufacturing & Distribution, Real Estate, Not-for-Profit, Healthcare, Construction, consulting

New tax law raises concerns for not-for-profits

Posted by Nicole Ansiaux, Senior I, Tax Services on Feb 27, 2018

Passage of the new federal income tax law in late December 2017 has brought into reality a variety of concerns not-for-profits raised as the bill worked its way through the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. In addition to the increased standard deduction that’s expected to depress charitable giving, the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes several other provisions that had prompted objections from charities.

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Topics: Not-for-Profit, Tax, IRS

News for not-for-profits

Posted by lgtcpa on Jan 31, 2018

What it takes to score with employees

The popular job search site Indeed.com has ranked the best not-for-profits to work for based on employee reviews, providing some useful tips on what it is that not-for-profit employees value in an employer.

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Topics: Not-for-Profit

Principal named President-Elect of CREW Dallas

Posted by lgtcpa on Nov 29, 2017

Commercial Real Estate for Women’s Dallas Chapter (“CREW Dallas”), a not-for-profit organization, recently named Shea Kracheck, Tax Principal at LGT, as the 2018 President-Elect. Over her four-year term, Shea will shepherd the Board of Directors in their responsibilities for setting goals, priorities, strategic objectives, and more.

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Topics: Real Estate, Not-for-Profit, Tax

Five cybersecurity measures not-for-profits should take now

Posted by lgtcpa on Nov 29, 2017

With so much on their plates, it’s not surprising that cybersecurity isn’t at the top of some not-for-profits’ to-do lists.

But cyber risks are real and can prove costly in terms of both finances and reputation. Fortunately, you can take some proactive steps to reduce your risks without breaking the bank.

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Topics: Not-for-Profit, cyber security, cybersecurity

How NFPs can be prepared for an audit

Posted by Whitney Price, Tax Senior II on Sep 25, 2017

Nothing can strike fear in the heart of a not-for-profit like receiving the news that it has been selected for an IRS audit. An audit can be intimidating, not to mention costly and time-consuming. Keep in mind the IRS has recently released internal guidance for requesting audit information from tax-exempt organizations.

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Topics: Accounting Tips, Not-for-Profit, Tax, Audit

News for not-for-profits

Posted by Reham El-Sherazi on Aug 23, 2017

PayPal faces lawsuit over diverted donations

Payment processing company PayPal faces a class action lawsuit over its “Giving Fund” platform. The lawsuit claims the platform lists charities that aren’t registered to receive donations and doesn’t inform donors that unregistered charities won’t receive their donations.

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Topics: Accounting Tips, Not-for-Profit, Tax, Financial