The attorneys at Magill and Rumsey have been serving the legal needs of nonprofit and tax exempt organizations, and those who support them, for over thirty-five years. We have a deep understanding of the unique issues that face nonprofit and tax exempt organizations. Most importantly, our goal is to help each client accomplish its mission.
At Magill and Rumsey, we have helped nonprofit organizations with a wide array of different purposes, large and small, in Michigan and throughout the United States, including, but not limited to: churches and other religious organizations, universities and other educational institutions, private foundations, fraternal organizations, trade associations, and social service providers.
Annual To-Do List
March 29th, 2017
It’s the end of the year, and in all the busyness of year-end fundraising, not to mention preparation for the holidays, some important tasks can be overlooked. This is a check list of some of the most critical items:
Have an a…
Starting out in the right way is essential to an organization’s success. You will need to have the right structure in place to facilitate the organization’s mission now and as it grows. We can help you set up your new organization and…
March 29th, 2017
As the IRS and state regulatory offices take more interest in how nonprofit organizations govern themselves, we can help with the following areas:
Responsibilities and liabilities of Boards and Board members
Conflict of interest po…
Many organizations find themselves working collaboratively with other groups and may even wish to merge or acquire another nonprofit. It is important to think these ventures out carefully and obtain legal advice on all the implications. We can pr…
Copyright, trademarks, service marks, and patents
We help individuals, families and businesses find the most effective way to make charitable gifts through:
Charitable gifts and contributions, including gifts of life insurance and charitable gift annuities
Donor gift instruments
Fraternities and Sororities have unique legal issues requiring particular knowledge and understanding – and the attorneys at Magill and Rumsey P.C. have just that experience. For over 40 years they have provided experienced legal counsel to t…
As attorneys who focus on tax-exempt and nonprofit law, we have been following closely the unfolding story in the news about the IRS targeting conservative groups. The revelations are shining a spotlight on what can happen to organizatio…
Loss of Tax Exemption and Automatic Revocation
(Losing Your Tax Exemption for Failure to File Annual Returns for Three Years)
……And what to do next!
Have you been informed by the IRS that your nonprofit organization automatically lost its tax…
You have just been elected to the board of an amateur sports club. What should you do to ensure that the organization is in good shape?
First, don’t just assume that everything must have been set up correctly when the organization was originally…
Many nonprofit organizations feel that once they receive that all-important tax-exemption letter from the IRS, they are worry free, mistaking “tax-exempt” for “regulation exempt”. Not so. In fact, there is more and more scrutiny of the ta…
Fundraising is an essential task for nonprofits, big or small, and the ability to raise funds that are tax-exempt is a major motivation for becoming a nonprofit in the first place. Most nonprofits know that they need to register for charitable soli…
Initial Proposed Guidance Clarifies Qualification Requirements and Seeks Public Input
After an outcry last June concerning applications for 501(c)(4) exempt status, the IRS has now issued some proposed guidelines regarding political activity.
There is some good news for nonprofits that lost their tax-exemption for failing to file annual returns for three years. The IRS has made it easier for nonprofits to have their tax exempt status restored to the date when they lost it.
IRS Rolls Out 1023-EZ
On July 1, 2014, the IRS rolled out the long promised 1023-EZ, application for recognition of exemption that can be filed online. This is good news for small organizations that are just starting out, or that need to apply for…
Board of Directors Basics
Serving as a volunteer director on the board of a nonprofit can be a very rewarding experience and a great way to give back to your community. If you are asked to join a board, or if you are a current board member wonder…