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Venable LLP | USA | 11 Mar 2013

IRS denials of tax-exempt status to mortgage foreclosure assistance providers offer lessons for housing counseling agencies

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is preparing an industry-wide review of tax-exempt organizations that are engaged in mortgage foreclosure


Venable LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2013

IRS examinations of nonprofit housing counseling agencies

This is a pivotal time for nonprofit providers of housing counseling and related services. The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") has begun to focus on


Venable LLP | USA | 15 May 2012

IRS to focus on housing counseling agencies

Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) Exempt Organizations (“EO”) division unveiled its annual work plan.


Venable LLP | USA | 27 Apr 2010

IRS provides guidance to nonprofit organizations assisting homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure

The Internal Revenue Service (the "Service") Office of Chief Counsel ("Counsel") has issued a memorandum providing that organizations that engage in housing counseling may be subject to Section 501(q) of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code"), and that activities related to the modification of the terms of a borrower's mortgage generally do not violate the Section 501(q) prohibition on loan negotiation.

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