by Office of the Chief Counsel for Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C .
Written in English
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Title: Unfair Competition by Nonprofit Organizations with Small Business: An Issue for the s. Abstract: This report is based in large part on the proceedings of the Office of Advocacy's Symposium on Nonprofits Competition with Small Business, Washington, D.C., Jul Increasingly, tax-exempt nonprofit organizations are engaging in commercial activities in competition . Summary: Unfair Competition is an in-depth investigation of the commercial activities of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits have been granted many special privileges by the government, including exemption from taxation and subsidized postal rates. THE PROFITS OF NONPROFITS: UNFAIR COMPETITION IN THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRIES At the White House Conference on Small Business, "unfair competition" by governmental and commercial nonprofit enterprises (CNEs) was judged to be the third most important concern of the small business sector. Summary: A report to Family Service America and The National Assembly, Washington, D.C. This paper addresses the claim of some small business advocates that exemption from federal income taxation gives nonprofit organizations an unfair competitive advantage in the marketplace. It concludes that such tax exemption does not afford nonprofit organizations a significant competitive advantage, and .
Unfair competition against smaller businesses causes severe devastation to the owner and company when facing a larger corporation or a non-profit organization. The behavior and activities that these other entities engage in may cripple the small business and take away entire revenues streams to the point that the company breaks. Legal Services in Unfair Competition Unfair competition is a blow against a company, and these measures could harm the market. It is important for a business to seek a legal remedy when this occurs. Hiring a lawyer could increase the chances of a successful conclusion to these practices and possible compensation for the affected business. One “David” who tried to go up against “Goliath” was David J. Cohan, owner of the Sports Club located in Woodlyn, PA. A year after a local YMCA expanded its fitness center in , Cohan filed an unfair competition using the state's new Purely Public Charity Law. The new law repealed a former law governing non-profits. HOW NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FIGHT OFF COMPETITION. By Barry D. Friedman, Ph.D. A. Nonprofits as Economic Organizations. The halo that appears to float over nonprofit institutions--providing them with an aura of altruism--distracts attention from the basic fact that nonprofits are, first and foremost, economic institutions.
This sort of theoretical competition exists in the nonprofit world, too: if donors have several philanthropic pursuits to choose from, the best organizations will—again, in theory—come out on top. In practice, however, the same sort of “healthy” competition that propels the for-profit industry can be detrimental for nonprofit organizations. When Nonprofits Compete with Businesses: Leveling an unfair playing field. By Neil Maghami, (Organization Trends, November ) (PDF here) Summary: Congress is seriously considering changes to the complicated rules that govern the way nonprofits may operate income-generating businesses. While reform won’t be simple, this is an area that cries out for greater fairness . Non-profit organizations are provided special tax status under section (c) of the Internal Revenue Code. These groups are required to pay an “unrelated business income tax” or UBIT on its commercial or “non-exempt” activities. The Federal Government first exempted charitable organizations from tax in In , in response to complaints about unfair competition, . Business Coalition for Fair Competition The Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC), a coalition of trade associations, businesses, and organizations dedicated to free enterprise, relief from unfair government sponsored competition, and smaller, more efficient government, was relaunched in Active in the s and s, BCFC will once again elevate the public’s awareness and.