Pleasing G-d and the Taxman: Religious Nonprofit Organizations

(764 Ratings)

Produced on: November 20, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Religious non-profit organizations, including all churches, are a special breed. As such, counseling a religious nonprofit carries a different set of challenges than counseling their secular counterparts. Recent events have invigorated a national discussion about the nature of tax exemption, especially with respect to churches.

This course, led by attorney Todd Kulkin, is designed to be a primer on the special rules that exist for churches and other religious organizations so that you can spot the issues and help your clients succeed while avoiding pitfalls.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.     Understand the difference between a religious organization and a “church” under the Internal Revenue Code 

II.    Learn how to help your nonprofit clients avoid IRS penalties

III.   Differentiate between a “church” and a “cult” for 501c3 purposes 

IV.   Discover the UBIT issues surrounding religious nonprofit organizations

V.    Recognize the unique legal challenges for clergy under the Internal Revenue Code 

VI.   Determine when a religious nonprofit does not need to file separately for 501c3 status

VII.  Navigate the restrictions on churches from political activities

Faculty

Todd Kulkin

Law Offices of Todd Kulkin

Todd Kulkin specializes in providing legal advice to small/medium sized businesses, start-ups, and non-for-profit organizations. He started his legal career at a large New York law firm. While working for that firm, his time was split between two practice areas: general liability defense and providing corporate and regulatory advice to major corporations. He uses his experience as a civil defense litigator to advise clients about their liability posture and how to mitigate. He left the firm to start his own practice in 2012 and, since then, has expanded his expertise to intellectual property and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Todd graduated with Honors from Brandeis University and with a J.D. in Financial Transactions from University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Law.

 

An animal lover, Todd sits as Director of Corporate Relations for Mighty Mutts & Meows: a no-kill, 501c3, all volunteer animal rescue organization in New York City.

 

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Great info

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Well spoken presenter, and a solid overview of this area of the law.

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Excellent presentation! Nice balance of humor with technical information. Thanks!

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Easy to follow.

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Very informative! I enjoyed this presentation and learned a lot.

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Great job!!!

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Enjoyed this presenter very much.

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Very informative

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Good speaker

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Good presenter. Added a little humor to a pretty dry topic.

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Great CLE! Great content! An enjoyable presentation of what could easily be very dry material.

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One of the best presenters you have. Please bring him back for more.

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Quite excellent in form and delivery.

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Very educational and well presented.

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Todd has a passion for his work and it shows.

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Very informative. Well presented.

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EXCELLENT CLE, I appreciated the depth into the politics issue.

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Well structured course!

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Great course. Recommend a follow up.

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Lawrence L.

Todd did a good job

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I would highly recommend for a down and dirty course.

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Edward M.

Very informative. Good sense of humor. And good respect for various beliefs. Good mixture of reverence and humor.

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Very, very, helpful and informative. Thank you.

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Great speaker

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The speaker did well. It was good primer but was a basic overview.

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Excellent course!

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Excellent instructor!

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Truly, a great presentation.

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Frank R.

Very very good! Informative & well structured & prepared. As a pastor & Atty, I was much helped.

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Heidi E.

Presenter had good command of the subject and provided good examples. Nice speaking style.

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Very useful, practical information.

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Very well done.

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interesting topic

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