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Religious discrimination by NGO receiving federal funding memo

Author: LegalEase Solutions QUESTION(S) PRESENTED What are the viable causes of action against a federally funded NGO that serves only specific race and religion? SHORT ANSWER(S) Possible causes of action against an NGO that aides only a specific race or religion are under violations of 42 U.S.C. § 2000d, violation of MCL 37.2302(a) and violation … Continue reading “Religious discrimination by NGO receiving federal funding memo”

Non-Profit Charitable Contribution

Author: LegalEase Solutions QUESTIONS PRESENTED What are the precautions that a non-profit organization needs to take when documenting its financial contributions to charitable causes? What is the effect of the US Patriot Act on non-profit organizations as it relates to financial contributions? SHORT ANSWERS Financial contributions by charitable organizations are at risk for being diverted … Continue reading “Non-Profit Charitable Contribution”

Research on House of worship property tax exemption in Michigan

Author: LegalEase Solutions QUESTIONS PRESENTED Are the City of Detroit’s requirements valid under MCL 211.7s (house of worship) or MCL 211.7o (charitable non-profit)? If they are valid, is publication required? Where would the publication have to occur? What is the deadline to apply for an exemption under either MCL 211.7s or MCL 7o? Would the … Continue reading “Research on House of worship property tax exemption in Michigan”

Rejecting Charitable Institution Exemption – Michigan

Author: LegalEase Solutions  What basis is recognized in case law to reject a 501c (3) entity a charitable institution exemption? In the recent unreported case law Camp Retreats Foundation, Inc. v. Township of Marathon Not Reported in N.W.2d, 2012 WL 1698379 Mich.App.,2012, the appellate court reversed the tax tribunal’s decision and remanded for entry of … Continue reading “Rejecting Charitable Institution Exemption – Michigan”

Liability of Church with Respect to Children Playing on its Property – California

Author: LegalEase Solutions  INTRODUCTION You have asked us to look into the liability which a Church may have with respect to children playing on its property, both supervised and unsupervised.  Specifically you have asked us to look at: What liability might the church have in regards to persons, specifically unsupervised children, on the property? What  … Continue reading “Liability of Church with Respect to Children Playing on its Property – California”