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David Wheeler Newman summarizes the recent White house tax bill which proposes, among other things, to repeal the estate tax.
Richard Fox analyzes a recent CCA which points to a substance over form issue on a complex charitable transaction. Caution to overly aggressive planners.

The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers planning to claim charitable donations to make sure they have the records they need before filing their 2014 tax returns.


The IRS has released a draft of a simplified application for tax exempt status under 501(c)(3), form 1023-EZ. Merely two pages long, it will only be allowed for charities with revenue less than $200,000 and will not be allowed for religious institutions, hospitals,...

9 Apr 2014 | Information Release | National Publication | News story | 1 comments

In a recent release, IR-2014-31, Karen L. Hawkins, Director of the Office of Professional...


The IRS requests comments in Federal Register/ Volume 79, No. 66/Monday April 7, 2014. The notice is regarding Rev. Proc. ...


Recently, the IRS issued clarification for Private Foundations regarding the responsibilities of the granting organizations and its grantees, to assure that the granted funds were utilized for their intended purposes. Generally, grantees must now provide reasonable...


The IRS has announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 40 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes for the 2014 tax year.


The IRS has clarified that in order to a taxpayer to qualify to the so-called "enhanced deduction," which enables donors to claim an income tax charitable deduction for more than their cost basis in contributed food inventory, the charitable donee may not does not...


It’s sad but true. Following major disasters and tragedies, scam artists impersonate charities to steal money or get private information from well-intentioned...


An information request to the IRS asked about the deductibility under § 170(h) of a conservation easement that allows for extinguishment...


The IRS has confirmed via an information letter that no prohibition exists against a 501(c)(3) organization using an internet fundraising platform to raise funds. The...


The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a...


As reported earlier on the PGDC, the IRS has now issued an official reminder that IRA owners age 70-1/2 or older have until January 31 to make tax-free transfers to eligible charities and report them as 2012 qualified charitable distributions (QCDs).


Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing...


As part of the administration’s efforts to bring all available resources to bear to support state and local partners impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the IRS is postponing the filing date until Feb. 1, 2013, for some small tax-exempt organizations affected by Hurricane...


The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2013 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.


The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2013 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

12 Nov 2012 | Information Release | National Publication | News story | 1 comments

Following major disasters, it's common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. The Internal Revenue Service has issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of...


The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have announced special relief intended to support leave-based donation programs to aid victims who have suffered from the extraordinary destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. Under these programs,...

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