Session 8 of Borenstein's Form 990 Foundational Series: Schedule G is a top five 'most common substantiveâ€™' Schedule as it details with more specificity than the Core Form a filer's revenue capture and the direct expenses from a filerâ€™s galas (i.e., fundraising events) and non-event fundraising sales, as well as reportings on the conduct of gaming activities. Schedule G also applies if the filer has used a professional fundraiser. Schedule Dâ€™s parts are there to denote financial information as well as compliance points and/or data-capture the IRS seeks when a filer has certain assets on its balance sheet. Schedule D also requires input of audited financial statements' footnote specifying whether or not an uncertain tax position has been taken. This session highlights not only what informs the IRS' inquiries in each of these Schedules, and also notes how the required disclosures are used by the IRS and State/local regulators as well as by the public at large. Although this course is categorized as "Basic", the content is also suitable for those seeking intermediate-level training. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.
After attending this presentation you will be able to...
- Appreciate the need to work with gross fundraising events or sales revenues both on Core Form Part VIII and on Schedule G's Part II in order to not hide incorporated transactionsÂ
- Identify the various regulatory interests that filers conducting gaming are required to speak to on Schedule G's Part IIIÂ
- Understand not only which types of assets generate application of Schedule D's multiple parts but also why those types have been singled out for additional disclosures
The major topics that will be covered in this class include:
- Overview of what comprises a "fundraising event or sale"
- Explanation of the low receipt thresholds by which Schedule G's Parts II (fundraising events and sales) and III (gaming) are invokedÂ Â
- How Schedule G's Part II amplifies summary data inputted on Part VIII, Lines 1c, 8a and 8bÂ
- Review of what constitutes gaming activity
- Noting the underlying three tax issues that gaming activities implicate: potential unrelated business income tax, unmet payroll tax if volunteer worker/contractor status is improperly claimed, and wagering excise taxes
- Discussion of what makes a provider a "professional fundraiser" and what information filers are responsible to report in Schedule G's Part I related to their use
- Explanation of the entirety of Schedule D "triggers" employed upon the 990's Core Form Part IVÂ
- Highlighting the common potholes Schedule D preparers faceÂ