2018 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XXVII - Corporations, Associations, and Proprietors of Common Lands
Chapter 292 - Voluntary Corporations and Associations
Section 292:2-a - Charitable Corporations; Required Provisions.

Universal Citation: NH Rev Stat § 292:2-a (2018)
    292:2-a Charitable Corporations; Required Provisions. –
Every charitable corporation established under this chapter which is a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and which is in existence on the effective date of this section, or which is thereafter established, is subject to the following provisions, whether they are set forth in the articles of agreement or not:
I. A corporation which is a "private foundation" as defined in section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, shall not:
(a) Engage in any act of "self-dealing" (as defined in section 4941(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954), which would give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by section 4941(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954;
(b) Retain any "excess business holdings" (as defined in section 4943(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954), which would give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by section 4943(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; nor
(c) Make any investment which would jeopardize the carrying out of any of its exempt purposes, within the meaning of section 4944 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, so as to give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by section 4944(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; nor
(d) Make any "taxable expenditures" (as defined in section 4945(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954) which would give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by section 4945(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
II. Each corporation which is a "private foundation" as defined in section 509 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 shall distribute, for the purposes specified in its articles of organization, for each taxable year, amounts at least sufficient to avoid liability for the tax imposed by section 4942(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
III. The provisions of paragraphs I and II shall apply to any corporation except to the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction determines that to apply these provisions would be contrary to the terms of the articles of agreement or other instrument governing the corporation or the administration of charitable funds held by it, and that the articles or the other instrument cannot properly be changed to conform to these provisions.
IV. Nothing in this section impairs the rights and powers of the courts or of the attorney general with respect to any corporation.
V. All references to sections of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 include amendments to those sections which are made after the effective date of this section, and include all corresponding provisions of any United States Internal Revenue laws which replace the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Source. 1971, 378:1, eff. Aug. 27, 1971; 584:3, 4, eff. Sept. 29, 1971.

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