The majority of not-for-profit organizations in Illinois are organized under the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986. Article 14 of the Act covers annual reporting requirements for Illinois not-for-profits. Here are four things nonprofits should know about the annual report requirements: Annual reports […]Read More
One of the key requirements for churches and other 501(c)(3) organizations to maintain their tax-exempt status is to avoid “private inurement.” Private inurement occurs when an insider of an organization receives from the organization greater benefits than he or she provides to the organization. Likewise, […]Read More
For many not-for-profit organizations, the primary means of sustaining their operations is through the voluntary donations of their supporters. But can the government require a not-for-profit to disclose the identity of its donors? In 2010, the California Attorney General’s Office instituted a new policy to […]Read More
The Internal Revenue Code provides churches the ability to designate, and for ministers to receive, a housing allowance. Housing allowances are also known as parsonage allowances or rental allowances. Although these allowances provide great tax benefits, many churches and ministers fail to take advantage of […]Read More
“All good things must come to an end” is a proverb originating with Geoffrey Chaucer dating back to 1374. Simply put, certain things do not last and the same is true of not-for-profit organizations. But the reasons why a not-for-profit may dissolve can vary. On […]Read More
City’s punitive measures restricting religious exercise of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church likely violate federal law Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; email@example.com; 248.260.8466; Dan Dalton; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.229.2329 St. Pete Beach, Fla.—January 27, 2021—Daniel Dalton, a religious property and land use attorney with […]Read More
By The Hand Club for Kids is an Illinois not-for-profit which provides many Chicago-area youth with a well-rounded afterschool program. The program is designed to be “Christ-centered” as well as holistic—nurturing mind, body, and soul. Despite the religious mission and values which animate everything the […]Read More
The value of assets in the United States within the nonprofit sector alone was about 6 trillion dollars in 2016 ($5,990,470,000,000.00 to be exact!), according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. Real property (like land and buildings) is considered an asset, and it is […]Read More
In my last blog post, I discussed the need for churches and nonprofits to utilize waivers and parental consent forms as a means to protect a church or nonprofit from liability and judgments. As I stated then, however, these forms are not a panacea and […]Read More
Many churches and nonprofits have had to cancel their summer activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that the pandemic will not last forever and, in light of fast-moving breakthroughs in the development of a vaccine, the end of the […]Read More
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In my role as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God, quite often we are faced with issues that involve local governments and municipalities. Many of these issues that arise in dealing with entities are land use related. I have found Dalton & Tomich’s experience and expertise in this area to be a valuable resource and asset in every situation.
Never one time during a year-long litigation process did Dalton & Tomich demonstrate anything other than Christ-like professionalism. They managed the legal details, while we continued to do church. How they managed themselves, managed our case, and represented our church set the table for me and our church to be where we are today.
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