Category Archives: Tax

The IMF, the Fed’s September Meeting, Social Security Payments, and More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 14th US stocks ended the week higher and hit records during the week on a positive outlook for third quarter earnings. The S&P 500 gained 0.2% and the Dow rose 0.4% for … Continue reading

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Bonds, Debt, Bankruptcy and More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through September 23rd US Stocks edged up over the week led by bank stocks who reacted positively to the potential for another Fed rate increase this year. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% and the … Continue reading

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What Attendees Say about RLC Events

We put a lot of thought and effort into our Raffa Learning Community, and we want to keep improving the offerings to nonprofits and social enterprises. In addition to individual session feedback, we conduct an annual survey of attendees to … Continue reading

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Tax Implications of Donated Leave Policies

HR practitioners are not typically tax professionals, and may run afoul when developing policies and procedures that have unintended tax implications. For example, some organizations maintain “donated leave” policies which allow employees to donate accrued hours of paid vacation, personal, … Continue reading

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Raffa Companies Recognized by WBJ and Vault

Raffa Companies Rank as Top 50 Accounting Firm (by Vault.com) and Greater Washington Best Place to Work (by Washington Business Journal) Raffa employees spoke loud and clear about the firm this year when asked about Raffa as a workplace. Their … Continue reading

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Five areas at risk for IRS nonprofit scrutiny

IRS scrutiny of nonprofits – five risk areas you didn’t know you had Reposted from the GuideStar Blog with guest blogger Aaron Fox, Senior Tax Manager at Raffa. The IRS Exempt Organization division is looking at ways to further crack down on … Continue reading

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Final Form 990 Regulations

Were the Final Regulations for Form 990 Different from the Proposed Regulations? A. Yes. The information return, which generally must be filed annually by tax-exempt organizations, was redesigned and significantly expanded recently. Here is an explanation of the key areas … Continue reading

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