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Changes to the Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act

Published: June 1st, 2015

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

 Many changes were made to the Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act (the “Act”) in response to abuses in charitable fundraising and are intended to highlight the fundraising practices of charities. The goals of the Act are to allow charitable fundraising and also to protect the public by requiring full disclosure of the use of the […]

President Obama Signs Tax Extenders Bill Into Law

Published: December 23rd, 2014

By: Brian M. Malec Brad Gould

On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed H.R. 5771, the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” (TIPA), into law. Generally, the bill provides for a one year extension (through 2014) of more than 50 individual, business and energy provisions, many of which have been in place for years but would have expired after 2013 if […]

Jane Callahan Speaks on Florida’s Charity Reform Law at the C/F/R Non-profit Series

Published: October 27th, 2014

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

Jane Callahan, shareholder in Dean Mead’s Tax department, will be the featured speaker at a special nonprofit seminar about Florida’s new Charity Reform Law on November 12th. Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP and Dean Mead invite you to attend a complimentary breakfast seminar featuring keynote speaker, Jane Callahan, Shareholder in Dean Mead’s Tax department. Join […]

Jane Callahan on Church Tax-Exempt Status in Orlando Sentinel

Published: February 7th, 2014

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

Jane D. Callahan, shareholder in Dean Mead’s Tax department, authored a guest column that was published in the January 31, 2014 edition of the Orlando Sentinel. Callahan’s column, entitled “Church tax-exempt status enhances society: Front Burner“, can be viewed in its entirety here:,0,2565228.story?dssReturn&dssReturn. This link has been posted with permission by the publication.

Jane Callahan in GuideStar Blog on “Five Year-End Considerations for Nonprofits”

Published: December 1st, 2013

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

Jane D. Callahan, shareholder, authored an article entitled, “Five Year-End Considerations for Nonprofits”. The article was featured in the GuideStar Blog on November 25, 2013. To read the entire article, please visit  

Tax Season: What You Need to Know

Published: February 7th, 2013

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

Dean Mead tax attorney Jane Callahan recently provided legal advice on year-end charitable giving and the proper documentation required for tax deductions in a Seminole Chronicle article. Callahan, who represents charities and other tax-exempt organizations, frequently counsels clients on these issues.

Charities’ Expanded Use of LLCs

Published: August 7th, 2012

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

Charitable organizations now have more flexibility to use single member limited liability companies (“LLCs”).  In Notice 2012-52, the IRS stated that contributions to a single member LLC that is wholly owned by a section 501(c)(3) organization will be treated as a contribution by the donor to the parent charitable organization.  As an example of the […]