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Charitable Planning with S Corporation Stock—Making It Work

Since 1998, charities have been able to own S corporation stock (“S stock”). However, the ownership of S stock by an exempt organization may result in either an unexpected tax burden or a liability rather than an asset for...more

Recent Developments and Trends for Exempt Organizations

2013 was something of a lost year for the Exempt Organizations (EO) Division of the IRS. In the spring, the Division was embroiled in a controversy involving the targeting of conservative advocacy groups that led to the...more

International Grant-Making: Best Practices for U.S. Public Charities

U.S. public charities are blessed, but also challenged, by a relative lack of regulation governing their grants to foreign persons and foreign entities. U.S. public charities are blessed by this lack of regulation...more

Retirement Community Qualifies as a Charity

A panel of the Commonwealth Court concluded that a continuing care retirement community qualified as an institution of purely public charity and was therefore exempt from real estate tax, except for a remand regarding...more

Expanding Your Advocacy and Political Reach: Adding a 501(c)(4) to Your Nonprofit's Org Chart

In this presentation: - Why we need affiliated entities - Controlling the 501(c)(4) - Corporate separation issues - Political activity options - Excerpt from: Controlling the...more

Purely Public Charity In Pennsylvania? Retirement Home Fails Tests In Dunwoody

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently upheld a decision that denied a property tax exemption to a continuing care retirement community in Dunwoody Village, Inc., 52 A. 3d 408 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2012)....more

New York Legislature Passes Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 — Governor Action Pending

In what is characterized as a “Revitalization Act,” and which certainly is a modernization, the New York State legislature has passed and placed before Governor Andrew Cuomo changes to the Not-for-Profit (“NFP”) Corporation...more

Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013: New York Law Would Reform Governance Rules for Nonprofits

In late June, the New York state legislature passed legislation designed to reform the statutory requirements for governance of nonprofit organizations – both not-for-profit corporations and wholly charitable trusts. It also...more

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Report Highlights Potential Tax Reforms for Tax-Exempt Organizations

On June 13, 2013, the majority and minority staffs of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee (the “Committee”) released a 19-page compilation of federal tax reform options addressing various rules and laws applicable to tax-exempt...more

Senate Finance Committee Staff Compiles Past Proposals for Exempt Organization Tax Reform

As part of a series of papers outlining tax reform options for the Senate Finance Committee (SFC), the SFC staff recently published a paper on tax reform options for tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving...more

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

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Addressing Community Health Needs Assessment

Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations addressing various requirements imposed upon charitable hospitals qualifying under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). In...more

A Full Plate for the IRS: IRS Releases 2012 Exempt Organizations 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Workplan

At the end of January, 2013, the IRS Exempt Organizations Group (“EO”) released its annual report, highlighting EO’s 2012 accomplishments and outlining its priorities for 2013. This year’s report was significantly more...more

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