In an interview last week with Tax Analysts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said critics of a new form intended to speed small charities through the application process for tax-exempt status are “wrong for several reasons.”
Do some of your clients serve on the boards of private foundations or work in the trenches for public charities? Volunteers are entitled to deduct their unreimbursed expenses incurred on behalf of qualified charitable organizations.
By a vote of twenty-seven to nine, the California Senate approved a bill that would revoke the tax-exempt status from nonprofit youth organizations that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious affiliation.
California lawmakers are expected to vote this week on California Senate Bill (SB) 323, which would deny state tax breaks to youth groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious affiliation.
After the initial round of hearings held by three congressional committees this week, at least we know the IRS wrongfully targeted conservative "tea party" groups applying for tax-exempt status. But precious little else has been revealed.
Lois Lerner, director of the IRS Exempt Organizations division, chose to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22.
President Barack Obama says he will not tolerate political bias at the IRS and promised to get to the bottom of the agency's admitted targeting of conservative groups. The IRS apologized on May 10 for scrutinizing the tax-exempt status of groups with conservative titles, such as "tea party" or "patriot," in their names.
When people think of a nonprofit organization they often automatically assume it is tax exempt, but that is not always the case. Certain exempt nonprofits are liable for tax if they have unrelated business taxable income.
Private companies and not-for-profit entities can expect to be the focus in many of the deliberations of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in 2013 as the result of major decisions made in 2012.
On "Pulpit Freedom Sunday," more than 1,000 pastors participated in a collaborated effort to defy the IRS by endorsing political candidates. Their message was clear: You can't tell us what we can and can't talk about to our congregations.