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.
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.
January 27, 2016 - Please join us for RINA's 3rd annual Nonprofit Appreciation Reception at Scott's Seafood Restaurant in Oakland honoring the charities and nonprofits that make our community a better place to live and work.
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.
July 29, 2015 - While overall giving to non-profits grew by 4% in 2013, gifts to donor advised funds rose an eye-catching 24%. Although DAF’s have been around since the 1930’s, their popularity took off when the major brokerage houses created national charities.
October 29, 2015 - Please join us for our next Nonprofit Roundtable Series Event featuring Tracy Teale. Nonprofit organizations get very few opportunities to tell donors their story or provide statistics on how the organization is achieving its outcomes. It is important to make the most of the opportunities that are available.
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.
Nonprofits who have received federal grants on or after December 26, 2014 are subject to the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (UGG). Please note the new regulations do not affect grant funds awarded prior to December 26, 2014, unless funds made available under those grants are carried forward into a new Federal fiscal year or a continuation grant.
July 29, 2015 - In California, all property is taxable, but there are exemptions for many non-profit organizations. The following exemptions are for clients seeking guidance in relation to religious, public schools, and college exemptions.
March 23, 2016 - There is something new going on in the world of large foundations. As new private foundations are springing up, fueled by the enormous wealth of the technological boom, older foundations are finding that their model of supporting numerous causes through small grants is looking lack-luster.
April 1, 2015 - If your organization was formed as a California Nonprofit Corporation, there is a statutory requirement on the number of officers you name to serve.
Join us on November 5 for an appreciation reception honoring the charities and nonprofits that make our community a better place to live and work. Our guest speaker is Barbara Morrison, founder and president of TMC Financing.
April 1, 2015 - Client Profile - Foundation for Youth Investment (FYI), based in Downtown Oakland, is a nonprofit organization with a dedicated, passionate staff that are committed to supporting the growth and sustainability of organizations in California that provide outdoor activities and programs to underrepresented youth.
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.
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.
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.
Please join us for this complimentary event to learn more about how to effectively measure and report your nonprofit organization's outcomes and impact to donors and stakeholders.
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.
April 1, 2015 -The nation is in a sharing mood – Some nonprofit organizations are capitalizing on it. The so-called sharing economy, in which people rent out their cars, home and time is positively impacting nonprofits.
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.
April 1, 2015 - A TED Talk® given by entrepreneur and activist Dan Pallotta focused on key challenges facing the not-for-profit sector. He posited that the separation of charity from financial incentives has meant that charity is seen as a penance and has not allowed the sector to fulfill its capacity and potential.