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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Overthinking the Play Call

In a Private Letter Ruling released on February 13, the IRS denied an open source software project’s 501(c)(4) exemption application using a rationale sure to invite Monday morning quarterbacking. Rather than simply denying the application on the straight up the middle basis that the open source software project was carrying on a business with the […]

Don't count your chickens yet

Don’t Count Your Chickens Yet!

A discussion that occurs at nearly every board meeting (not to mention audit, grants and finance/investment committee meetings) of a private foundation is whether the investments and grants for the year can be “managed” to reduce the excise tax on net investment income to 1 percent. Since the enactment of the Tax Reform Act of […]

Dusting off the Old Charitable Remainder Trust

Dusting Off the Old Charitable Remainder Trust

At Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP we have been drafting more charitable remainder trusts in the last year than had been the case for the past decade or so. Three things are driving client interest in a charitable remainder trust. First, as the economy continues to recover, clients have seen their assets appreciate significantly […]