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On May 8, 2013, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on the Oversight of Tax-Exempt Organizations held a hearing on the College and University Compliance Project Final Report (“Final Report”) issued by the IRS on April 25,...more
On April 25, 2013, the IRS released its College and University Compliance Project Final Report, which updates the interim report issued in 2010. ...more
The IRS announced it is nearing completion of a five year long compliance project involving tax-exempt colleges and universities. The project, which began with questionnaires to 400 randomly-selected institutions, focused on...more
403(b) retirement plans are similar to 401(k) plans, but the employers who may establish 403(b) plans are limited to public schools, certain tax exempt employers (including religious and charitable...more
IRS Addresses Issues of Unrelated Business Taxable Income and Executive Compensation in Colleges and Universities Compliance Project Report -
On April 25, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its Final...more
In the last two weeks, both the IRS and Congressional officials announced major milestones in the increasing regulatory focus on colleges and universities.
First, the IRS emphasized misreported taxable income and...more
Report offers lessons for many tax-exempt organizations on unrelated business taxable income and executive compensation....more
The IRS released its Final Report on its five year study of the audit results of colleges and universities. Lois G. Lerner, Director of the Exempt Organizations division of the IRS announced the “long awaited” posting of the...more
In October 2008, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) began work on the Nonprofit Colleges and Universities Compliance Project (the “Project”). The IRS sent out an initial compliance questionnaire to over 400 tax-exempt...more
A recent report of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations (EO) division provides the results of a multi-year audit of tax-exempt colleges and universities regarding their compliance with IRS reporting requirements. The report focuses...more
Just a few weeks before many tax-exempt organizations file their annual Form 990, the IRS yesterday released its final report on the Colleges and Universities Compliance Project, which it had initiated in 2008 by sending...more
In a case watched closely by Maine’s non-profit organizations, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has held that Hebron Academy, a private secondary school, was exempt from property tax on its various school buildings. The...more
The public charter school movement has evolved for two decades, yet the challenge of securing affordable facilities continues to confront nearly every charter school. The landscape of solutions now includes...more
The IRS has been probing more than 30 state schools and private nonprofit schools such as Harvard University in its latest efforts to ensure tax compliance. The latest blue chip university to be investigated is Cornell...more
A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision has rekindled the issue of what constitutes a "purely public charity" for real estate tax exemption purposes in Pennsylvania. The decision may lead to a renewed interest of school...more
If you are charitably inclined, there are tax-advantaged ways to make a gift to a favorite charity while enjoying the income from that gift for your lifetime. Many educational and charitable organizations offer plans that...more
Since 2010, when the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the revocation of a property tax exemption for a hospital on the grounds that an insufficient amount of charitable medical care was being provided, we have been monitoring...more
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It is with a profound sense of tradition that we assemble and distribute a 2011 “Year in Review” in March, 2012, instead of simply tweeting what IRS Commissioner Shulman had for breakfast this...more
The 2012 election season is upon us. There will be hotly-debated contests throughout the nation, culminating in national and local contests this fall.
Each political cycle, schools face questions regarding their...more
Originally published in the Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, 39 CPJ 227, 11/04/2011.
In July 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations (the ‘‘Final Regulations’’) under §403(b) of the...more
The Fourth District Appellate Court recently found that the Department of Revenue correctly denied a property tax exemption where a charitable organization sold a property to a limited liability company formed by a concerned...more
IN THIS PRESENTATION: Agenda: Background; Presentation Objectives; Introductions and Group Activity; IRS Compliance Project Interim Report- Overview, Findings, Contributions and Lessons Learned; Preparing for an...more
Several weeks ago the IRS released an interim report on the College and Universities Compliance Project ("Project"), which it launched a year and half ago. The Project focuses on college and university compliance in several...more
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