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Q:  Are there any special accounting requirements for Stimulus money?

  • Yes, there are special requirements.  For more information see Recovery Act of 2009 Funding: 10 Tips for Governments and Not-For-Profit Organizations

Q:  Is there a minimum amount for sending a letter acknowledging the gift as a donation and noting the 501(c)3 information?

  • Yes, the amount is $250.

Q:  Do nonprofits need to register with the Attorney General's office in every state they receive donations from?  What if they don't know where the donations come from?  Are they required to register in every state just in case?


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