Nonprofit Organization

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Nonprofit Organization

An organization that operates as if it were a business but does not seek a profit. Common examples of nonprofits include charities, private schools, and think tanks. Nonprofits do not pay taxes; donations to many are tax-deductible, at least up to certain limits. In order to qualify for this status, however, a nonprofit must register with the IRS, under section 501(c) of the tax code. See also: 403(b).
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While exempt organizations investing in passthrough entities may owe income tax under the UBTI rules, these organizations need to consider how their after-tax rate of return compares between their UBTI- and non-UBTI-generating investments.
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Thus, it is critical to understand each state's rules and nuances in the area of exempt organizations and the authority related to UBTI.
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