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UK charities seeking opinions on their equivalency to US tax-exempt charities

This article discusses the principal benefits as well as the purposes by which UK charities (without IRS determination letters) can be issued equivalency opinions under Revenue Procedure 2017-53, while also examining the Procedure in detail.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 11 January 2018 | Practice Area: Social Welfare

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Donations: biting the hand that feeds you?

This article examines the recent National Audit Office best-practice report on how to manage the unique risks that larger donations present.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 13 October 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

Developments in the US tax treatment of UK charities

Thomas Dick explains how UK charities can discover if they are affected, and if they are what steps they should take to reinstate their status.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

Tackling charity sector fraud: the key issues to focus on

With talk of the regime of 'adequate procedures' introduced by the UK Bribery Act being extended to cover fraud, this briefing looks at how this might affect charities and what action they need to take.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 20 February 2017 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

New Charities Act comes into force: what will change?

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 is set to be brought into force in several tranches over the next year. The provisions are wider-ranging than the name of the Act suggests – this briefing sets out the key changes and the dates on which they will come in to force.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 23 June 2016 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

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Top ten tips for charity trustees

Charity trustees are responsible for the activities a charity undertakes and can be held legally accountable for their decisions. It is important that a trustee understands their duties - this briefing lists ten tips to help trustees in the everyday running and administration of their charities.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 June 2015 | Practice Area: General Financial Services

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Digital tax accounts, donations to charity and the dangers of intestacy: private client update

This Macfarlanes briefing provides an update on recent legal developments that are likely to have an impact on private clients, as well as guides to help navigate legal issues that may arise in day-to-day life. Subjects covered include the Budget, the dangers of intestacy, and charitable donations.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 21 May 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

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Charity and philanthropy update - tax avoidance, social investment and political activity

In this briefing, Macfarlanes looks at a number of important issues of interest to charities and philanthropists, including recent developments in relation to tax avoidance, the introduction of tax reliefs for social investment, and questions concerning political activity by charities.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Income Tax

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The long-awaited Jersey Financial Services Ombudsman - draft legislation published

After many years in the pipeline, the draft Financial Services Ombudsman (Jersey) Law has been lodged for debate in the States of Jersey. In this briefing, Mourant Ozannes sets out a short summary of the proposals, covering subjects including awards, time limits, funding and who can complain.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 30 January 2014 | Practice Area: Charities

A guide to trusts in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is recognised worldwide as a leading international financial centre, for a variety of reasons such as flexibility, reliability and tax neutrality. This Appleby guide summarises the law and procedures relating to the establishment and operation of trusts in the Cayman Islands.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 23 January 2014 | Practice Area: Charities

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