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UK Charity Commission to Start Spot Checks on Charities of all Sizes

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- Commission to start spot checks on accounts of big charities too Article posted on Civilsociety.co.uk by Tania Mason 29 June 2012 The Charity Commission is to expand its system of spot checks on charities’ accounts to encompass organisations of all sizes, …

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US Nonprofit Officials Urge the IRS to Reduce Paperwork Burdens for Charities

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The federal government is asking big nonprofits like universities and hospitals to spend too much time and money reporting on their finances and other activities, nonprofit officials told members of Congress today at a hearing held by the House Ways and Means
Committee.

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UK Prime Minister Will Reevaluate Tax Relief Cap After Massive Concerns from Charity Executives

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A survey released by the Charities Aid Foundation revealed that nearly nine out of 10 charity executives believe the plans will severely hit gifts from major donors.

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Wealthy Individuals are Avoiding Tax by Giving to Charities That do Little Charitable Work, Says UK Prime Minister’s Spokesman

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Wealthy individuals are avoiding tax by giving to charities that do little charitable work, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said yesterday. The
statement comes in the face of mounting criticism of the proposed
cap on tax relief for large donations.

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Fear of Decreased Donations in the UK Due to New Limit on Tax Relief

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Rich people will give far less money to charity because of the new limit on tax relief, experts warned last night. Critics said the changes “cast huge shadow” over philanthropy, as the cap means there will be lower tax relief on donations of more than £200,000.

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