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IRS says training candidates not (c)(4) activity: are there broader implications here?

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2012

The IRS recently revoked the 501(c)(4) status of an organization that identifies and trains potential candidates for one of the political parties

IRS warning to tax-exempt issuers and borrowers: implement compliance procedures now

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2011

In its strongest warnings to date, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) has advised issuers and private beneficiaries of tax-exempt bonds that the failure to develop and implement a detailed post-issuance compliance program can have serious financial consequences whenever (1) such an entity seeks to avail itself of the IRS’s Voluntary Closing Agreement Program (“VCAP”) or (2) the IRS audits such an entity’s bonds

Deferred compensation for tax-exempt and governmental executives

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2010

One of the most significant challenges in attracting talented executives in the tax-exempt and governmental entity (TEGE) sectors is designing a compensation structure that accomplishes three goals: rewards acknowledged "superstars" in the field; incentivizes performance commensurate with the long-term goals of the entity; and sufficiently protects the entity against employees' being lured away by other employers

GuideStar provides report on grant-making and donations to charitable organizations

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 1 2011

GuideStar, a nonprofit organization that maintains a database of information about tax-exempt organizations, released a new publication on August 19, 2011, reviewing the rules for making grants to charities and deductible charitable contributions

IRS targets nonprofits' political activity

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2012

As part of its 2012 Work Plan released on February 8, 2012, the Exempt Organization (EO) division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) noted that it would be targeting political activity by nonprofits this year

Lobbying for nonprofit organizations - tracking political activities under the Tax Code and the Lobbying Disclosure Act

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2009

Nonprofit organizations conducting federal lobbying are subject to two separate definitions of lobbying

Federal focus on indirect tax arbitrage benefits to colleges and universities: could access to tax-exempt bonds be limited?

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2010

Tax arbitrage, the use of tax-exempt bond proceeds to purchase higher-yield investment assets, is generally prohibited under federal law

Mythbusting: the top 10 fallacies of 501(c)(3) lobbying

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2010

Many 501(c)(3) organizations shy away from lobbying and other politically-related activities out of concern for their tax status

IRS proposed rule for 501(c)(4) organizations may ultimately affect 501(c)(6) trade associations

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2013

On November 26, 2013, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that would drastically change how 501(c)(4) organizations can engage in

Unrelated business income and executive compensation: final report on tax-exempt colleges and universities compliance project provides guidance for all nonprofits

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2013

The Final Report of the Colleges and Universities Compliance Project, released by the IRS on April 25, focuses primarily on the reporting of