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Changes to 2014 Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF for exempt organizations
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

While the IRS made only minor changes to Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF for the 2014 tax year, the IRS made significant revisions to Schedule


Donor advised funds: a popular way to give to charity
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2015

In recent years, donor advised funds have become a popular alternative to private foundations and supporting organizations for many donors. Donor


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


Tax classification of charitable organizations: a primer
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2014

A charitable organization is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) if it is described in


Changes to the 2013 forms 990, 990-EZ, and 990-PF for exempt organizations
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2014

The IRS has revised Forms 990 and 990-EZ for the 2013 tax year, as well as the instructions for the 2013 Forms 990, 990-EZ, and 990-PF. The due date


Cat lady beats IRS
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2011

In a recent Tax Court case, Jan Elizabeth Van Dusen v. Commissioner,136 T.C. No. 25, the court allowed a volunteer’s “unreimbursed expenses” incurred while taking care of stray cats in the taxpayer’s home for a 501(c)(3) charity


Recent court decisions highlight need for compliance with substantiation rules to claim income tax charitable deduction
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2012

Individuals who itemize their deductions on their federal income tax return can claim a deduction for contributions to qualifying charities, but only if the contributions are properly substantiated


CBO study examines options for charitable giving and tax consequences
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2011

Congress and the Obama administration are looking closely at options to revise or replace the current charitable deduction


IRS posts list of organizations that lost tax-exempt status and announces procedures for reinstatement of exemption
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2011

On June 7, 2011, the IRS announced that approximately 275,000 organizations automatically lost their tax-exempt status under new rules enacted in 2006 because they failed to file the required annual federal returns for three consecutive years


Is Congress tipping its hand on the future of charities and charitable deductions?
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2011

Tax-exempt organizations should be aware of expected hearings to discuss making certain temporary provisions and charitable giving incentives, such as the IRA charitable rollover provision, permanent for the tax-exempt community, according to a Senate Finance Committee aide at the recent Tax Section meeting of the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C