Formation & Governance

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.

Tax Planning for Private Foundations

Private nonoperating foundations should employ tax planning techniques to lower the entity's excise tax rate from 2% to 1%. The potential tax savings that would result from proper tax planning would be better used to further the foundation's exempt purpose.

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.

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TECHNOLOGY

2020 tax software survey

COVID-19 upended tax season. Did CPAs’ tax software help them cope? Read the results of our annual tax software survey

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.