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.

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TECHNOLOGY

2018 tax software survey

Among CPA tax preparers, tax return preparation software generates often extensive and ardent discussion. To get through the rigors of tax season, they depend on their tax preparation software. Here’s how they rate the leading professional products.

DEDUCTIONS

Understanding the new Sec. 199A business income deduction

The new deduction allows certain business owners to keep pace with the significant corporate tax cut provided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.