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Protecting your Tax Exempt Status
Presented by Craig Cockrell, Mitchell Williams Law Firm

The new tax law passed by Congress will directly and indirectly affect non-profits and their fundraising efforts in many ways. Craig Cockrell, a tax attorney with Mitchell Williams Law Firm, will discuss the changes in the laws related to non-profit organizations and charitable giving. In addition, he will provide an update on practical issues for maintaining your organization’s tax-exempt status, such as providing receipts for contributions, the risk of accepting large gifts, and following a conflict of interest policy.

Craig Cockrell is a tax attorney with Mitchell Williams Law Firm in Rogers.  Craig’s practice focuses on providing tax and transactional advice to a variety of businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations. He regularly advises established and start-up non-profit organizations, both large and small, in matters related to obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status.  He also has extensive experience representing non-profits and other businesses in administrative proceedings before the IRS and Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration.  In addition, he assists families with preparing and implementing estate and business succession plans and other wealth transfer strategies, including charitable gift planning.  Craig has a LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, a J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Arkansas.  He is a board member of Junior Achievement of Northwest Arkansas and a member of Mercy Health Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee.

Registration opens at 11:30 - Luncheon 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Meeting location: John Brown University Rogers Center
2807 Ajax Avenue, Suite 200
Members: $15/$25 at the door

Non-Members: $25

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