Welcome to our special exempt organizations edition of the Washington Insider from alliantgroup’s D.C. bureau, alliantNational. We wanted to focus more in this area in 2016 given the personnel and service lines we have recently added to assist our CPA family.
Here are this month’s stories—each headline is linked:
alliantNational Expands Exempt Organizations Practice
January 13, 2016: This past year, alliantNational has taken several steps to expand our focus in the tax-exempt sector for organizations and practitioners.
2015 PATH Act Recap
January 13, 2016: On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, a broader tax deal that extended—and in many instances, made permanent—a number of crucial tax incentives.
2015 Exempt Organizations Recap
January 13, 2016: The IRS Exempt Organizations (EO) function entered 2015 facing tightened budgets and scarce resources, a realignment of certain functions and staff, continued close and intense scrutiny from Congress, a relatively long and aging list of priority guidance projects, and controversy regarding its new streamlined exemption application process.
Golf Courses and Conservation Easements
January 13, 2016: The government has won the most recent skirmish in the ongoing battle between the IRS and taxpayers relating to the parameters of what can be claimed as a charitable deduction for a contribution of a conservation easement.
Taxpayer Advocate Attacks Form 1023-EZ and Streamlined Process in 2015 Annual Report to Congress
January 13, 2016: The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) recently published its 2015 Annual Report to Congress. The TAS highlighted several serious problems, including concerns surrounding Form 1023-EZ, the Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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