Charitable Giving and Disaster Relief

In difficult times, many people want to help others.  In light of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency with respect to COVID-19, charities and companies may want to start fundraising for and providing disaster relief to help individuals and businesses through this medical and financial crisis.  There are several options for charities and companies to provide qualified disaster relief payments to assist with the effects of the pandemic, but specific tax rules apply.  Our Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations Team stands ready to assist with the startup of new disaster relief programs and the tax implications of changes to existing programs, as well as the navigation of the new CARES Act for nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations.

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Holland & Knight’s multidisciplinary COVID-19 Response Team is available to help clients respond to a variety of business and legal issues they may be facing.

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