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Alaska Fellows Program

Tax Consultation

Summary:

Provide a tax consultation to an organization that connects young Alaskans with high-impact opportunities in the state.

Referred by:

Jurisdiction(s): U.S. (Alaska)
About the Organization: Alaska Fellows Program (AFP) is a fall-to-spring residential program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing them with professional mentors and connecting them with non-profit or public-sector organizations for fellowships.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Reduced Inequalities
Legal Issue(s):

Alaska Fellows Program is a fiscally sponsored organization, currently in the process of establishing a 501c3. Their program participants are paired with non-profit and public-sector organizations and paid a modest living stiped. Because the program is not tied with an academic institution and geared towards young professionals/recent graduates (rather than current students), participants are currently paid as private contractors. However, the AFP team is seeking a consultation to discuss avenues/the possibility of making the stipend tax-free. In that same consultation, if possible, they would also appreciate assistance with a few discrete questions about the tax implications of purchasing cars/properties for use in connection with the program.