Intermediate Sanctions: Curbing Nonprofit Abuse

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What are the requirements of the new intermediate sanctions law?

What is the definition of an excess benefit transaction?

How will financial penalties be determined?

How will sanctions be applied?

What are the law's expanded reporting and disclosure requirements?

What can nonprofits do to plan for compliance?

These are just some of the questions you may be asking about intermediate sanctions, the most important legislation to impact the nonprofit sector in a generation. This unique guide tackles these crucial issues and more, equipping you with the vital information you need to understand the new rules and work with them effectively.

Written by two of the country's leading authorities on tax-exempt organizations, Intermediate Sanctions reviews the history and background of the act, and systematically examines how this body of law promises to affect the operations of public charities and other tax-exempt organizations. Clear and direct in approach, the book features down-to-earth examples throughout, making it an essential practical resource for lawyers, accountants, managers, and others working in the nonprofit arena.

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Contents

Surprises in Store
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The Law of Intermediate Sanctions
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Meaning and Implications of Intermediate Sanctions
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Copyright

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About the author (1997)

BRUCE R. HOPKINS has been one of the country's leading authorities on tax-exempt organizations for 27 years. He is an attorney with the firm Polsinelli, White, Vardeman & Shalton and is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri School of Law at Kansas City. He is the author of eight books, including The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, A Legal Guide to Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization, The Law of Fund-Raising, and The Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations, as well as a newsletter, The Nonprofit Counsel, all published by Wiley.

D. BENSON TESDAHL is a lawyer with Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, P.C. in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in the representation of tax- exempt organizations. He is also an adjunct professor of tax law at Georgetown University. Mr. Tesdahl has published numerous tax articles and is co-chair of an American Bar Association subcommittee on tax-exempt entities.

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