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Many well-intended individuals who want to work on addressing public, social, and environmental needs think about starting a charitable nonprofit. Founding and leading a nonprofit may be viewed as a badge of significance and honor. But before moving forward, founders of a charitable venture should first consider the alternatives.

Similarly, lawyers and bar associations asked to assist in the formation

Georgetown Law held its 39th Annual Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations Conference in-person and by livestream. Here are some of the highlights from the session on Key Current Developments presented by Jean Tom (Davis Wright Tremaine) and Ofer Lion (Seyfarth) with some of my notes and comments interspersed.

Annual Bruce R. Hopkins Memorial Session: 2022 Update on Key Current Developments

Georgetown Law held its 39th Annual Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations Conference in-person and by livestream on April 28-29, 2022. Here are some of the highlights from the sessions presented by representatives of the IRS, Treasury, and staffers on Capitol Hill:

2022 Message from the IRS Director, Exempt Organizations and Government Entities: Priorities

Nonprofits with compensated workers must respect applicable laws governing the distinction between employees and independent contractor. Getting it wrong can result in significant risk exposure to the organizations and even personal liability to board members.

For example, nonprofits that misclassify workers as independent contractors may be responsible for unpaid payroll taxes, interest, and penalties (and board members have in some