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Some Churches Might Consider Official IRS Exemption Recognition

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Some Churches Might Consider Official IRS Exemption Recognition

As a rule, organizations operated for religious purposes, commonly churches, are not required to file an application for tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (this application is a “Form 1023”) but can still receive deductible contributions. However, where no application is made, the church will not receive a written IRS determination validating its tax-exempt […]

The New Year Brings Growth to Weston Hurd’s Columbus Office

The New Year Brings Growth to Weston Hurd’s Columbus Office

WESTON HURD LLP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE EXPANSION OF ITS COLUMBUS OFFICE WITH THE ADDITION OF TWELVE ATTORNEYS. On January 1, 2022, ten attorneys formerly of Lane Alton joined Weston Hurd LLP. These attorneys, in addition to Robert Stoffers and Lorree Dendis who joined the firm in the fall, elevate Weston Hurd to more […]

Smart Growth Drives Expansion of Weston Hurd’s Columbus Office

Smart Growth Drives Expansion of Weston Hurd’s Columbus Office

The Ohio-based law firm of Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Columbus office with the addition of twelve attorneys. Effective January 1, 2022, ten attorneys from Lane Alton will join Weston Hurd. These attorneys, in addition to the recent hires of Robert H. Stoffers and Lorree L. Dendis, will elevate the law […]

OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standard Contains Some Surprises

OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standard Contains Some Surprises

On November 5, 2021, OSHA’s emergency workplace COVID-19 safety rule will be published and effective. Employers with more than 100 employees will have 30 days to comply. The emergency rule contains several mandatory requirements, few exceptions, typical recordkeeping requirements and some surprising obligations. The rule requires employers to establish a mandatory written vaccination policy for all employees. This […]

Employers, Employees and COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Employers, Employees and COVID-19 Vaccinations

On May 29, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued guidance regarding permissible actions of employers vis-a-vis employees in connection with requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and the offering of incentives. As indicated in an earlier advisory, employers can require on-site employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination subject to certain religious and medical accommodations. Employers can also require that employees provide […]

Business Real Estate Tenants and Real Property Tax Reductions

Business Real Estate Tenants and Real Property Tax Reductions

This is the third and last installment of advisories discussing recently enacted Ohio Senate Bill 57 (the “Bill”) and its impact on Ohio real property tax reductions and exemptions. Frequently, commercial and industrial property leases require the tenant to pay all expenses attending the realty leased, including real estate taxes. However, historically, under applicable law, such a business tenant could […]

Ohio Charitable Supportive Housing Property Tax Exemption Solidified

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Ohio Charitable Supportive Housing Property Tax Exemption Solidified

In last week’s Advisory, we reported that Ohio Governor Mike DeWine had signed S.B.57 (the “Bill”) which allows for applying to reduce real property taxes due to circumstances directly related to COVID-19. Also contained within the Bill are provisions which solidify the exemption from real property taxes for §501(c)(3) organizations which provide supported housing to individuals diagnosed with […]