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Is Adword Google grant good for us?

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Adword Google grant have done wonders for our website in the past but now is tax time. Do nonprofit report it on their 990 form?
 
Based on my analysis it doesn't qualify as an "unsual grant" so I have this question.
 
Can The Adword Google grant cause a nonprofit to fail the IRS "Public Support Test"?
 
Looking forward hearing from you
Damaris
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Hi Damaris,

 

Thanks for your post. I'm glad that your Grants account has helped your website! I've moved your post to the Ad Grants discussion board - hopefully it'll reach the right people there! 

 

I checked quite a few resources, but couldn't find any information about the impact a Grants account can have on the IRS "Public Support Test"; however, I haven't heard of this being a problem before. 

 

Does anyone on the Community have any advice for Damaris? How have other Grants account holders tackled this? 

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Hi Damaris,
With the many nonprofits I have worked with over the years I have never heard of it doing so, so I would have to say no.

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Dearest Robert thanks for your reply, I am sure of that but I wish I knew at least one of these nonprofits so as to asked them how the handled this grant on their 990 form.

I hope someone in this community belong to a nonprofit and can help.

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RESOLVED: I received a satisfactory answer by email
"I had consulted the specialists for further details, and they have let me know that as there is no money exchanged, you don't have to report 990 form. Thus as there is no tax involved, there should be no impact on test as well. "

Is Adword Google grant good for us?

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HAS h ~ Thank you for posting this question. I was just researching how to report the Google AdWord grant for nonprofits on our 990.

I am curious, if nonprofits do not have to report on their 990, how does Google report their contributions made through the Google AdWord program?

Is there a tax benefit to Google for the donated advertisements?