TITLE 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

CHAPTER 7-6
Rhode Island Nonprofit Corporation Act

SECTION 7-6-8


§ 7-6-8 Limiting powers of certain corporations.

(a) No corporation which is a "private foundation" as defined in § 509(a) (26 U.S.C. § 509(a)) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 shall:

(1) Engage in any act of "self-dealing", as defined in § 4941(d) (26 U.S.C. § 494(d)) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, which would give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by § 4941(a) (26 U.S.C. § 4941(a)) of the code;

(2) Retain any "excess business holdings", as defined in § 4943(c) (26 U.S.C. § 4943(c)) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, which would give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by § 4943(a) (26 U.S.C. § 4943(a)) of the code;

(3) Make any investment which would jeopardize the carrying out of any of the exempt purposes of the trust, within the meaning of § 4944 (26 U.S.C. § 4944) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, so as to give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by § 4944(a) (26 U.S.C. § 4944(a)) of the code; and

(4) Make any "taxable expenditures", as defined in § 4945(d) (26 U.S.C. § 4945(d)) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, which would give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by § 4945(a) (26 U.S.C. § 4945(a)) of the code.

(b) Each corporation which is a "private foundation" as defined in § 509(a) (26 U.S.C. § 509(a)) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 shall distribute for the purposes specified in articles of organization for each taxable year, amounts at least sufficient to avoid liability for the tax imposed by § 4942(a) (26 U.S.C. § 4942(a)) of the code.

(c) The provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section do not apply to any corporation to the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction determines that the application would be contrary to the terms of the articles of organization or other instrument governing the corporation or governing the administration of charitable funds held by it and that the articles of incorporation may not properly be changed to conform to the sections.

(d) All references to sections of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 include future amendments to the sections and corresponding provisions of future internal revenue laws.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 380, § 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 444, § 1.)