Celia Roady

Celia Roady

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Benefit Corporations May Expense Payments to Charities

In a General Information Letter addressing the tax treatment of benefit corporations, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stated that a taxable benefit corporation may deduct payments to charities as business expenses (and...more

11/14/2016 - B Corporation Benefit Corporations Business Entities Business Expenses Charitable Deductions Charitable Organizations Deductibles Information Letters IRS Limited Liability Company (LLC)

New Examples of Program-Related Investments

The new examples describe additional charitable purposes and PRI terms and structures. On April 21, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department issued final regulations regarding program-related investments...more

4/27/2016 - Charitable Organizations Final Rules Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Program Related Investments (PRIs)

Congress Inquires About College and University Endowments

US House Committee on Ways and Means and US Senate Committee on Finance issue joint letter to colleges and universities with endowments greater than $1 billion. On February 8, the US Senate Committee on Finance and the...more

2/18/2016 - Charitable Deductions Colleges Congressional Investigations & Hearings Financial Aid Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Tax Policy Tuition Universities

IRS Publishes Final Regulations for Equivalency Determinations

Take note of these practical concerns for private foundations making grants to foreign organizations. On September 25, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final regulations for private foundations making good...more

10/5/2015 - Affidavits Equivalency Determinations Final Rules Foreign Charities Good Faith Grantee IRS Private Foundations Public Charities Tax Advice

IRS Provides Guidance on Mission-Related Investments by Private Foundations

New guidance permits private foundations to consider charitable purposes when making investments with a substantial purpose of capital appreciation or the production of income....more

9/29/2015 - Charitable Purpose Duty of Prudence Excise Tax Investment Investment Portfolios IRS New Guidance Private Foundations Prudent Investor Rule

ABLE Act Allows Millions of Individuals with Disabilities to Save

ABLE Act establishes tax-free accounts that enable individuals with disabilities to invest with financial institutions without losing their government benefits. U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Achieving a Better...more

2/12/2015 - ABLE Act Barack Obama New Legislation Savings Accounts

Treasury Department and IRS Issue Priority Guidance Plan

Plan lays out the agencies' top priorities for the 2013–2014 fiscal year, including those affecting tax-exempt organizations....more

8/26/2013 - Employee Benefits Exempt Organizations IRS Priority Guidance Plan Tax Exemptions U.S. Treasury

Tax Reform Options for Tax-Exempt Organizations

Senate Finance Committee issues tax reform paper setting forth challenges, goals, and possible measures affecting tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving....more

6/18/2013 - Charitable Deductions Charitable Organizations Exempt Organizations Lobbying Non-Profits Tax Exemptions Tax Reform

IRS Issues Final Report on Colleges and Universities Compliance Project

Report offers lessons for many tax-exempt organizations on unrelated business taxable income and executive compensation....more

5/6/2013 - Business Taxes Executive Compensation Exempt Organizations IRS Tax Exemptions

IRS Issues Regulations for Type III Supporting Organizations

Type III supporting organizations should take steps to comply with new regulations and funders should review due diligence procedures for grants made to these organizations. On December 21, 2012, the Internal Revenue...more

1/30/2013 - Charitable Donations IRS Pension Protection Act of 2006 Private Foundations Public Charities Supporting Organizations

Important New Provisions in the American Taxpayer Relief Act

From tax rates and tax extenders to the revival of the Pease limitation, the act includes a host of provisions affecting tax-exempt organizations....more

1/7/2013 - Alternative Minimum Tax American Taxpayer Relief Act Charitable Donations Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff Gift-Tax Exemption Income Taxes IRA Pease Limitation Portability Tax Extensions

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