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South Carolina Tax Litigation Update: First Quarter 2018

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

There were several notable state tax opinions issued by the South Carolina Administrative Law Court, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court in the 1st quarter of 2018. A number of tax cases are also pending before the Court of...more

Making a “Tele-Difference” by Using Telemedicine to Aid Medically Vulnerable Populations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

More than 74 million individuals are enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Another 28 million are currently uninsured. Due to the repeal of the individual mandate (the requirement under the...more

IRS Expands Remedial Action for Nonqualified Use of Tax-Advantaged Bonds

The IRS on April 11, 2018 released Revenue Procedure 2018-26 (Rev. Proc. 2018-26), which expands remedial action options in connection with certain post-issuance leases to private parties of facilities financed with...more

RMDs: Another Concern for 403(b) Plans

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) authorizes a type of retirement plan that can be sponsored by certain tax exempt organizations (e.g., a Code Section 501(c)(3) organization,...more

Form 990 Processing Changes – Nonprofit Filers Beware!

The May 15, 2018 filing due date for the Form 990 for tax-exempt organizations operating on a calendar year is just around the corner. Organizations may file Form 8868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File an...more

Political Campaigns, College Campuses, and Free Speech

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

With the midterm spring primary election season looming, many educational institutions are witnessing heightened political awareness and activism among students and employees. ...more

IRS Announces Heightened Scrutiny For Tax-Exempt Entities

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The IRS division tasked with ensuring tax-exempt entities comply with relevant tax laws has announced that beginning in fiscal year 2018, it will focus on examining charitable organizations that show indicators of “private...more

Important updates from the IRS for exempt organizations

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

A recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations Update included important reminders concerning updated exemption application forms and the IRS’ new user fee schedule. ...more

New York DFS Issues New FAQs Regarding Cybersecurity Regulations

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued four additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning its cybersecurity regulations that went into effect last year....more

Trump’s Tax Reform: Effect on Nonprofits

by Bowditch & Dewey on

The Administration’s frenzy to pass “tax reform” created tax breaks for some—I’m looking at you, the Trump family—increased taxes for others, and confusion for everyone, at least until the IRS is able to promulgate official...more

Controlled Group Rules for Tax Exempt Organizations: A Brief Review

by Verrill Dana LLP on

Corporate entities under common control are generally treated as a single employer for purposes of applying the core rules that govern employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. For that reason, a...more

Helping Non-Profits Navigate Tax and Labor Issues

by Proskauer For Good on

Amanda Nussbaum, a partner in the Tax Department and a member of the Not-for-Profit Group at Proskauer, chairs a comprehensive seminar each fall for non-profits to discuss current developments and topics of interest related...more

Key Tax Reform Issues for Nonprofit Membership Organizations/Associations

Associations avoided the harshest proposals but should be aware of several important new tax issues. Associations subject to unrelated business income tax can no longer use losses in one unrelated business to offset income...more

Tax Reform Could Cost Tax Exempt Entities

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Under the recently enacted tax reform act (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), tax-exempt organizations may be required to pay a 21 percent excise tax on certain compensation and certain separation pay. The new excise tax applies...more

The Tax Reform Roller Coaster Ends – Summary of Provisions Affecting Public Finance

by Bracewell LLP on

On December 22, 2017, the President signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Final Bill”) into law, bringing an end to the nearly two-month rollercoaster ride that had the public finance industry white-knuckled and a little...more

2017 Tax Reform Legislation: Impact on Tax-Exempt Organizations, including Educational and Health Care Institutions

?The 2017 tax reform legislation colloquially referred to as the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (the Act) includes a number of provisions that will affect tax-exempt organizations of all types, as well as provisions that will affect...more

New Tax Law Brings Penalties for Top Paid Non-Profit Executives

The “intermediate sanctions” rules under Section 4958 of the Internal Revenue Code have long governed the payment of compensation to executives of public charities. While these rules are highly prescriptive, if followed, they...more

Tax Cut and Jobs Act Changes Will Impact Tax Exempt Organizations

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Charitable organizations no doubt have questions following the passage of the Tax Cut and Job Changes Act. Many are rightly concerned about the impact of the increased estate tax exemption amounts, the expanded standard...more

Impact on Commuter Benefits Programs

The tax reform bill (H.R. 1) approved by the House and Senate this week, and expected to be signed by the President, eliminates the deduction available to employers for the provision of qualified transportation fringe (“QTF”)...more

Tax Bill Causes Alarm for Some Charities and Tax-Exempt Organizations

by Polsinelli on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has been renamed the Amendment of 1986 Code, was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. Many are calling it the most sweeping overhaul to the United States tax system in...more

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act – Impact on Bonds

by Butler Snow LLP on

The U.S. House and Senate have now each passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1) and have sent the bill to President Trump’s desk for final passage. The final bill is expected to cost nearly $1.5 trillion over the next ten...more

Provisions of the Final Tax Reform Bill Affecting Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations

On December 20, 2017, the Senate and House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (“Tax Reform Bill”). President Trump is expected to sign the Tax Reform Bill by early January. The Tax Reform...more

GOP Tax Overhaul Saves Private Activity Bonds and Stadium Bonds, Eliminates Advance Refundings and Tax Credit Bonds

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Participants in the municipal bond market are breathing easier after Congress passed sweeping changes to the American tax code without provisions under an earlier House bill that would have eliminated approximately 25% of the...more

House of Representatives and Senate Conferees Reach Agreement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1): Description of the Conference...

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

On Friday, December 15, the U.S. House of Representative and Senate conferees reached agreement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) (the “Final Bill”), and released legislative text, an explanation, and the Joint Committee...more

Conference agreement on tax reform: Private activity bonds, stadium bonds spared; Advance refundings and tax credit bonds axed

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was released on December 15, 2017. The Committee of Conference chose not to follow the House’s repeal of authorization for private activity bonds — a financing vehicle used to finance...more

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