Tax Exempt Organizations

New Rules Issued for IDRs From TE/GE Examiners

The rules, which go into effect April 1, 2017, apply to IRS examiners from the Tax Exempt/Government Entities division and specify best practices in issuing information document requests in the course of an audit.

Tea Party Groups Win in Appeals Court

The court denied the IRS’s petition to avoid having to disclose information about other organizations that were on the IRS’s controversial “be on the lookout” list of organizations.

IRS Withdraws Controversial Charitable Donation Rules

The IRS withdrew proposed regulations that would have allowed charities to file information returns with the IRS and donors instead of providing contemporaneous written acknowledgments of charitable donations.

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SPONSORED REPORT

CPEOs provide peace of mind around payroll services

The creation of these new IRS-certified service providers for small businesses clarifies some issues around traditional professional employer organizations.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

2016 Best Article Award

The winners of The Tax Adviser’s 2016 Best Article Award are Edward Schnee, CPA, Ph.D., and W. Eugene Seago, J.D., Ph.D., for their article, “Taxation of Worthless and Abandoned Partnership Interests.”