Is your department incorporated? Is your corporation exempt from paying federal and state income tax? Is the corporation filing the required Form 990, exempt organization federal return, each year? Fire departments and ambulance services can check the following three sites to learn about their corporation.
Check the Department of State website to determine if you are utilizing the correct corporate name or if the department/service is incorporated.
Check the IRS website to see if your corporation is a 501(c)(3) organization. http://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/
Check Guidestar to determine if the corporation is exempt as a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) and if it is filing tax returns. www.guidestar.org
Not exempt or not incorporated? Let us help! We obtain tax exemption and file annual tax exempt returns for numerous fire departments and ambulance services each year!
Financial Record Keeping
Few tasks are more difficult and more important than maintaining accurate financial records. The Pinsky Law Group maintains monthly financial records for our clients (fire departments, fire districts and ambulance companies) and provides up to date and accurate financial reports for the membership and board of directors. Contact Nicole to see how she can help your organization stay organized and improve accountability.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: That the financial and book keeping services offered by the Pinsky Law Group, PLLC are not likely to be privileged or confidential or protected by the attorney/client privilege, as tax returns and other financial reports of public entities and not for profit corporations may be subject to public inspection, publication on a government website, or obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Please note further that no client is required to utilize these services in conjunction with legal representation of the Pinsky Law Group, PLLC.
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