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Wednesday, March 21st - AFP of NWA Monthly Luncheon Meeting
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
Registration for AFP events or meetings is non-refundable.
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