Donating to a non-profit seems like a great idea and it almost always it. But sometimes, conflicts of interest can make donations unethical… or even illegal. The best way to avoid this from happening is to keep these charitable donation guidelines in mind and steer clear of potential conflicts of interest. The IRS in particular is always on the lookout for donation deductions used as tax-shelter strategies. This type of activity can not only have nasty repercussions for you as a tax-payer. It can also put the non-profit’s tax-exempt status at risk – and hurt both your reputation and the […]