Archive for Category: Death Care Industry

Burial Space Audits: What You Need to Know

In Maryland, the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) is responsible for regulating cemeteries and funeral homes. The Office of Cemetery Oversight within this department enforces all the relevant regulations, ensuring that consumers have sufficient protection when dealing with cemeteries and funeral homes. The Office of Cemetery Oversight’s...

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Benefits of a Non-Profit Cemetery

Non-profit cemeteries are those that are operative solely for the benefit of members and do not collect a profit. There are more benefits available to non-profit cemetery companies than just exemption from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(13) of the Internal Revenue Code. All potential benefits should be carefully...

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501(c)(13) Cemeteries: A Primer

As Benjamin Franklin’s famously noted, nothing in life is guaranteed except for death and taxes. While this is largely true, there is an IRS classification that allows certain cemetery businesses exemption from taxes. 501(c)(13) status is available to nonprofit mutual cemetery companies and nonprofit incorporated cemetery companies. The Internal...

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