Exempt status

Charitable contribution procedures updated

The IRS issued new procedures for contributions to charitable organizations, including rules for when donors can rely on the information about an organization’s tax-exempt status on the IRS database Tax Exempt Organization Search.

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 Has Fixed Many of Its Problems With Social Welfare Organization Applications

Two years after finding the IRS used inappropriate criteria when reviewing applications for tax-exempt status under Sec. 501(c)(4) and delayed processing some applications—a report that led to congressional investigations and the resignation of IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner—TIGTA issued a follow-up report to check on the IRS's progress in eliminating the controversial practices.

Automatic Revocation of Tax-Exempt Status to Start Monday

Monday, May 17, is the deadline for calendar-year tax-exempt organizations to file their Forms 990 for 2009. It also marks the third filing deadline under the mandatory filing requirement instituted by the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

2019 tax software survey

This annual survey shows how CPAs rate the tax preparation software they used during last tax season and how it handled the recent tax law changes.