IRS rolls out new 1023-EZ for exempt applications


IRS rolls out new 1023-EZ for exempt applications
Last week, the IRS gave the official launch to the new Form 1023-EZ, a shorter version of the traditional application for groups seeking 501(c)(3) exempt status. The tax agency announced a streamlined version was forthcoming in March and solicited public comments. According to the press release, as many as 70 percent of 501(c)(3) hopefuls are eligible to submit the three-page form, edited down from the 26-page original, which is available to certain organizations with gross receipts up to $50,000 and assets up to $250,000. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the change will reduce wait times for applicants and enable his agency to “devote more compliance activity on the back end to ensure groups are actually doing the charitable work they apply to do.” Unlike its longer counterpart, the Form 1023-EZ must be filed electronically. Some sector leaders raise concerns about the new form, including the fact that applicants miss the educational benefits inherent in completing the full Form 1023. Source: IRS Press Release, BNA Daily Tax Report

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Cheers,
Theresa A. Cameron
Local Arts Services
IRS rolls out new 1023-EZ for exempt applications

Know Your Audience


Know Your Audience
By
Jennifer Maloney, WSJ
Oct. 21, 2013 12:01 a.m. ET
It’s a common conundrum for arts organizations on a shoestring budget: They could sell more tickets—and woo more donors—if only they knew exactly who was coming to their shows.
Selena Juneau-Vogel, the Artful.ly program director for Fractured Atlas, and Executive Director Adam Huttler. Adrienne Grunwald for The Wall Street Journal
But crunching audience data is a hurdle for small arts groups, who often store information piecemeal in spreadsheets and email lists, and can’t afford high-powered software to pull it all together.
Enter Fractured Atlas, a New York-based nonprofit group that Monday is set to launch new, free, software for arts organizations to sell tickets and create a unified database of their audience members and patrons.   http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304402104579147840608822008
Theresa A. Cameron
Local Arts Services
202-371-2830
The National Service Organization for America’s Local Arts Agencies
Know Your Audience

2013 Arts Destination Marketing Award


Dear Colleagues:
Americans for the Arts has partnered with Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) to establish the 2013 Arts Destination Marketing AwardDestination Marketing Association International (DMAI) is a professional organization representing destination marketing organizations and convention and visitor bureaus worldwide.
The Arts Destination Marketing Award is presented annually to leaders from destination marketing organizations (DMOs)  and/or convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs) and local arts agencies that work collaboratively using the arts to market the community as a travel destination. This award  recognizes the importance of a strong relationship between a community’s destination marketing organizations (DMO) and its local arts agency. A total of two awards will be presented at The National Arts Marketing Conference, November 9-11, 2013, Portland, OR. 
The application deadline is September 9, 2013.  To view this simple application as well as a cultural and heritage focused toolkit click here
Thanks so much.
Theresa A. Cameron
Local Arts Services
202-371-2830
The National Service Organization for America’s Local Arts Agencies
2013 Arts Destination Marketing Award