Business in California, as well as individuals, will see a drop in the California Sales & Use Tax in 2017. Diane Hartley, Board of Equalization, distributed a detailed explanation of the sales and use tax drop from 7.50% to 7.25%. In addition to the California Sales & Use Tax, local jurisdictions may also impose sales and use tax with the combination resulting in a tax higher than 7.25%.
Nonprofit Exempt Organizations may be exempt from income taxation, but not from the IRS or State taxing entities. Exempt organizations are generally required to file annual returns of the income and expenses for the nonprofit. (Do not forget your State filing!)
Homeowners' Associations and other social welfare organization exempt under IRS section 501(c)(4) are subject new regulations. As part of section 405 of the "Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015", enacted December 18, 2015, certain provisions affect social welfare organizations described in section 501(c)(4) that are established after December 18, 2015 and certain organizations existing on that date.
Nonprofits must file an annual RRF-1 (Registration Renewal Fee Report) with the Attorney General of the State of California. "Every charitable nonprofit corporation, unincorporated association or trustee holding asserts for chartiable purposes that is required to register with the Attorney General's Office is also required to annually file Form RRF-1."