Charitable and Tax Exempt Organizations

Our firm helps tax exempt organizations achieve their charitable and other tax exempt objectives.

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Wealth and Philanthropic Planning

RHC&C's wealth planning services help high net worth families achieve their philanthropic and estate planning goals.

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Tax Controversy and Planning

RHC&C leads cases involving franchise tax, sales and use tax, personal income tax, property tax, employment tax and business tax.

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RODRIGUEZ HORII CHOI & CAFFERATA, LLP • ATTORNEYS AT LAW

After successfully practicing with major law firms, the partners of Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata came together in 1996 with a common vision: Combine a full range of services for tax exempt organizations and develop powerhouse solutions for major foundations, philanthropic organizations and discerning ultra-high net worth individuals. “It is our job to find strategies to make ‘the watch’ run smoothly and not tell you how the watch was made.”

We pride ourselves on being a foundation of trust, recognizing what our clients want and understanding what they need. Our complementary strengths work together to provide innovative solutions simplifying the complex. We are the place where nonprofits profit most.

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Proposed Section 457(f) Regulations

As part of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, a new Section 409A was added to the Internal Revenue Code.  Section 409A generally provides that, unless certain requirements are met, amounts deferred under a nonqualified deferred compensation plan for all taxable years are currently includible in gross income to the extent not subject to a […]

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Should the Alleged Political Activities of the Trump and Clinton Foundations Result in a Loss of Their Tax Exemption under Section 501(c)(3)?

Election year 2016 has something for everyone, including tax-exempt law practitioners. Along with the discussion of Russian hackers and pocket Constitutions have been charges against the Trump and Clinton Foundations involving whether either has violated the laws regarding their tax-exempt status. Many of the charges against both Foundations no doubt are politically motivated and have […]

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Trump vs. Clinton vs. Charity

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton say they are protecting the charitable deduction in their tax plans. Hillary Clinton initially proposed limiting the charitable deduction to the 28% tax rate even if the donor was in a higher bracket, but at the AFP Conference in March, she backed away from this proposal. Donald Trump excludes […]

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Walking the Lobbying Tightrope

In these days leading up to Election Day 2016, it’s hard not to talk about political issues. For Section 501(c)(3) organizations, it can be tempting to speak up on issues that affect their mission. Indeed, for many, not speaking out may seem contrary to their mission. Because the presidential candidates have indicated their stance on […]