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The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, recently held that school district bond revenues could not be spent on stadium lighting where the bond proposition did not specifically list field lighting as part of...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Governor’s Fourth and Fifth Vetoes of the Session Sustained - Last week,...more
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
With the constitutional deadline of midnight on the 30th day closing in, Alabama lawmakers worked at a feverish pace to complete work on some of the most substantial and controversial legislation in the 2013 session....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
Last week, legislators turned their attention to the weightiest and most controversial issues, including debate and passage of several gun bills. Now, with only three legislative days remaining, both budgets will take...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
The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently upheld a challenge to a school district’s spending voter-approved bond proceeds for field lighting at a high school stadium because the ballot proposition did not specifically list...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
As the Alabama Legislature moves closer to adjournment, legislation is making slow but steady progress. Tuesday and Thursday marked the 21st and 22nd days of the 2013 Regular Session. With only eight legislative days left and...more
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- U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Causation Factor in Retaliation Claims
- Student Sues University Over the Right to Keep a Guinea Pig in a College Dorm for Emotional Support
When lawmakers returned on April 2 for the second half of the 2013 Regular Session, the 16th legislative day resulted in one of the longest of the year, with both houses adjourning close to midnight and then putting in long...more
With the 2013 Minnesota legislative session moving into the home stretch, virtually all of the “heavy lifting” of the session remains. While the calendar indicates the session is two-thirds complete, the numbers tell a...more
The court of appeal recently upheld its previous ruling that a parcel tax approved by Alameda Unified School District (“District”) voters violates the Government Code’s restriction that special taxes apply “uniformly to all...more
SCA 3 seeks to amend the California Constitution relating to taxation by amending Section 4 of Article XIIIA, adding Section 4.5 to Article XIIIA, amending Section 2 of Article XIIIC, and amending Section 3 of Article XIIID,...more
Governor Dayton yesterday unveiled his revised budget for fiscal years 2014-2015. With Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) recently projecting the FY 2014-15 shortfall at $627 million, down from last November's estimate of...more
Pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, on March 1, 2013, the President issued the sequestration order which requires automatic spending cuts ("sequestration") as the result of Congress' failure to...more
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