Not-for-profit organizations are defined by their tax-exempt status as well as for their charitable purpose. Maintaining this tax-exempt status can be difficult for an organization, with many challenging rules and laws to interpret and often with little time or expertise to comply. At RINA, we can help by providing the exempt organization tax services you need, from tax consulting and compliance services to the preparation of information and excise tax returns.
Our not-for-profit tax group works with private foundations, social service organizations, arts and recreation associations, schools and cultural institutions, providing a range of tax services. Our extensive not-for-profit experience gives RINA a real understanding of the challenges not-for-profit organizations face and the importance of maintaining this special tax status. Its also why our not-for-profit tax group is one of the most respected in Northern California.
Our tax consulting and exempt organization tax services include:
RINA believes in serving not-for-profits so that they are better able to serve the community. Our staff routinely volunteers for our tax-exempt clients, both to serve the community and to better understand our clients' charitable missions.
January 1, 2017 - Cheryl Smith, Executive Director for Family Support Services of the Bay Area, lived and worked in Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco for many years which included Director of Community Affairs at Lennar Corporation and the Executive Director for the Bayview-Hunters Point YMCA. Today, her experience along with her passion has provided the background needed to head Family Support Services in Oakland.
September 1, 2017 - The new FASB update will change the way all nonprofit organizations present their financial statements and is intended to improve comparability between organizations, and provide more useful information for users.
December 22, 2016 - Nonprofit and charitable organizations play a vital role in the economic and social well-being of our communities, state, and nations. Unlike for profit organizations, nonprofit corporations are created by the people and for the people, in order to help achieve a common purpose.
June 28, 2017 - The newly issued accounting standards update will affect Nonprofits and are expected to provide more useful financial statements for donors and grantors.
December 7, 2017 - We often get the Question, "Why doesn't my Form 990 match my Audit?"
A recent Google study found that 57% of donors who watch a nonprofit's video will eventually go on to make a gift to that nonprofit and upwards of 75% of Internet traffic is projected to be Video in 2017.
June 28, 2017 - Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the success of women working in the financial services industry in the Bay Area.
September 19, 2017 - In this highly interactive session Jim Horan will share the methodology of how Nonprofits can turn the planning process into a simple, highly effective process that achieves the intended purpose of creating focus, alignment & accountability.
March 14, 2017 - Fundraising is at the core of most nonprofit organizations. It can be a challenging endeavor deciding when and how to raise the funds your organization needs to meet both current and future needs.
September 1, 2016 - At a recent seminar hosted by RINA, speakers, J. Alexander Sloan and Wendy Levy presented ways to measure impact of not-for-profit organizations’ programs and how to report the results of those activities through data and storytelling.
December 22, 2016 - Employee benefit plans fall into two broad categories: welfare plans and pension plans. The pension plans are then split into defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans. Under a defined contribution plan, participant’s benefits are limited by his or her contributions into the plan and accumulated earnings.
June 28, 2017 - Imagine hundreds of independent grassroots groups, each comprised of people of different religions and beliefs, spread across nearly 100 countries coming together to form the world’s largest interfaith peacebuilding network.
September 1, 2016 - The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued a new accounting standard update (ASU) that will affect not-for-profit (NFP) organizations for financial statements beginning after December 15, 2017.
June 28, 2017 - Few organizations understand the power of a well-executed video more than nonprofits. A moving video piece, online and off, helps raise paddles at fundraising events, makes volunteers excited about participating in action and is an invaluable brand awareness tool for the communities nonprofits need to reach.
March 14, 2017 - In striving to serve their constituents, achieve sustainability, and manage growth, nonprofits must always evaluate how external or environmental change stimulates the need for internal change.
Join us on January 31 for a conversation about identifying and embracing the challenges and opportunities of change. Learn new ways in which you can advocate for positive change, both within your own organization and throughout the community.
December 7, 2017 - In order to retain its status as a public charity, an organization will need to meet either the 33 1/3% public support test or the 10% facts and circumstances test.
August 2, 2016 - Please join us for this complimentary roundtable featuring our guest speakers J. Alexander Sloan, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Tides and Wendy Levy, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture.
September 27, 2016 - Visit California, a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Sacramento, was created to market California as a premier travel destination and to increase the state’s share of tourism-related revenues.
September 1, 2017 - Whether you are passionate about a certain cause and would like to advocate for it or would like to be a facilitator of change in your community, there are many reasons for starting a nonprofit.