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Archive for May, 2010

IRS Tax Exempt Revocation Letter

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Follow up to an earlier post — One of my clients just received one of the first “File or be Revoked” letters from the IRS.  I’ve attached a copy, you can see what it looks like. 05-24-10 IRS 990 Notice Note that for this particular nonprofit, the year end in question was September, 2008, so […]

HELP! I’m a nonprofit and I didn’t file my IRS 990!

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

The IRS blitzed the media in the past week about getting the 990 (particularly the on-line 990N) filed by the May 17 deadline.  Dire consequences of losing your §501(c)(3) status have been promised. The IRS 990N website was clogged for the few days before, and the day of, the deadline.  If you couldn’t get online […]

The Future of Farming

Monday, May 10th, 2010

I’m a big fan of the Discovery Channel show, “Dirty Jobs.”   Mike Rowe is a sensible “everyman” who not only tells it like it is, but shows it like it is.  Last fall, he was the keynote speaker at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis (my FFA-member daughter was delighted at the chance to see […]

If You Wear the Title, Play the Part

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Come dressed appropriately for a business meeting (cover as many tattoos as possible) Turn your cell phone off (unless you are in the life saving business) Show up on time There is a difference between an excuse and a reason (call me for clarification) Everyone makes a mistake (even you) so develop a forgiving spirit […]