Nonprofit Accounting Basics

Payroll and Human Resources

Accrued Vacation

Most organizations include some paid time-off in their benefits packages offered to employees.

Employee Bonding

When you need to bond your employees

It is usually a requirement to bond employees that handle cash or other ready assets (stock certificates, etc).

Employee vs. Contractor

Before you can determine how to treat payments you make for services, you must first know the business relationship that exists between you and the person performing the services.

Independent Contractor vs. Employee: Let's Get it Right

Determining Whether the Individuals Providing Services are Employees or Independent Contractors

In determining whether the person providing service is an employee or an ind

Instructions and Samples for Form W-2

Below are the instructions and sample of Federal Form W-2.

Local Employment Taxes & Registration

In many areas, local governments at the county or township level may have an income tax in addition to the state withholding tax. The amounts of these local taxes vary widely from state to state.

New 1099 Requirement and Why It Will Impact Your Organization

The recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains several major changes to the Form 1099 reporting requirements which will impose a substantial paperwork and record-keeping b

Outsourcing Payroll Duties

Many employers outsource some of their payroll and related tax duties to third-party payroll service providers.

Payroll Taxes -- A Hot IRS Initiative -- With a Burning Question: Employee or Independent Contractor

The IRS will be selecting 500 nonprofit organizations for payroll audits in each of the next three years (as well as a high number of for-profit companies).

Personnel Files

Keep only what you need in an employee's personnel file.

Taking the time to properly create and maintain your personnel files will pay off in the long run.

Sales and Use Tax

The rules for nonprofit sales/use tax vary considerably from state to state.

Volunteer Protection Act

The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 provides personal immunity to individuals who act on behalf of an organization in a volunteer capacity.


Payroll Tax: Withholding of employee state income tax is a requirement in most states with an individual income tax.

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