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Regulatory Compliance Checklist for Non-profits: Maryland

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Maryland

1. The non-profit organization has the status of tax-exempt under the IRS form 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF, or Form 990-N.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
2. The organization files 501(c)(3) once per tax year and complies with all the requirements.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
3. The organization files “Funding Disclosure Report” under 503(c)(3).
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
4. The organization does not endorse candidates, contribute to political campaigns or participate in any activity deemed political as per the Johnson Amendment to the tax code of 1954.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
5. Financial bookkeeping is practiced in the organization.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
6. Proper documentation of all the funds and donations is kept and reviewed periodically.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
7. Employees are appropriately classified based on the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
8. Employee safety is maintained as per the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements and/or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) regulations.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
9. The organization is compliant with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) imposed by the US Labor Department.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
10. The non-profit is eligible to comply with information security standards like ISO 27001, PCI DSS, GDPR, and CCPA (these are the suggested regulations and are not restricted).
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
11. The organization has a compliance program aligned to the US Department of Justice compliance program.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
12. The organization complies with the Environmental Protection Agency guideline for purchasing supplies, equipment, and services under EPA Grants
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
1.The non-profit has a registered agent who has an office address in Maryland.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
2. The organization is registered under the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
3. The non-profit complies with all the required regulations for fundraising stated under the state law of Maryland.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
4. The non-profit updates its registration annually with the State Government of Maryland.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
5. The organization is eligible and files the tax-exempt form annually to the Maryland Secretary of State.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
1. The non-profit has well documented its bylaws for smooth operations.
Yes .
No .
NA .
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2. Non-profit board members are fiduciaries of the organization, and they adhere to their duties all the time.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
3. Board meetings are conducted regularly.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
4. The organization has a consolidated list of all the laws, regulations, and compliance requirements that it needs to comply with.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
5. All the internal bylaws are well documented and communicated across the organization.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
6. Non-profit affiliates are well communicated with the compliance requirements.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
7. Affiliates are monitored periodically and controlled for financial and operational compliance.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
8. Financial transactions are well documented and checked regularly for any fraudulent activities.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
9. The Organization is compliant with the required norms and regulations specific to its industry. For example, compliant with FDA regulations in the case of the food industry, a healthcare non-profit must be compliant with HIPAA and other laws.
Yes .
No .
NA .
Remarks:
Disclaimer: The purpose of these checklists is to guide the US Non-profits across the different states and industries to become aware of all the essential regulatory compliance requirements. The information provided is based on our research on various US government websites and resources. We would like to state that these checklists are only for reference and do not constitute legal or professional advice. You should consult your legal/compliance adviser for any compliance-related advice.
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