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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Avoid these 3 types of internal control issues – part 1 of 2

One of the most significant points of your benefit plan audit is determining the strength of internal controls with regard Read More >>

Parsonage allowance Tax Court decision reversed

In June, 2011, I wrote a blog post about a minister who claimed two residences with his parsonage allowance – Read More >>

One way to manage your reputation

Beginning this month, the IRS combines three search engines into one to create the Exempt Organizations Select Check (EOSC). You Read More >>

10 questions to ask before your audit

Your auditor’s engagement letter details the expectations of the roles of both auditor and plan sponsor. Understand that if the Read More >>

One way to not lose money

Background checks are important for the governance and internal controls of nonprofit organizations. See our Faithful Steward blog this week Read More >>

One certain (and avoidable) way to lose money

A current story in the online Nonprofit Times, Another bookkeeper, another arrest, brings perfect clarity to the reason organizations need Read More >>

Update on the new DOL rules

While we wait for the official DOL ruling about plan fees, here’s a Wall Street Journal article that offers some Read More >>

Extended time for e-filing

If the due date for your Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF or 1120-POL is January 17, 2012 or February 15, 2012, Read More >>

3 things to do if you made year-end changes to your retirement plan

A determination letter from the IRS gives you the assurance and validity that your plan meets the criteria for contributions Read More >>