IRS Names New Head of Exempt Organizations Division

The IRS announced last week that it has appointed Robert Malone as director of the agency’s Exempt Organizations division, effective April 25. Malone replaces Stephen Martin, who served as acting director following Margaret Von Lienen’s retirement at the end of last year. Malone has been with the IRS since 2008 and previously served as area… Read more »

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IRS Commissioner Expects More Funding

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said earlier this week he expects Congress will soon approve additional funding that the agency needs to increase its staffing over the next several years and dramatically reorganize to improve the taxpayer experience. Speaking to tax attorneys at the New York Bar Association on Wednesday, Rettig said the IRS has endured… Read more »

IRS Questioned for Revoking Tax-Exempt Status of 30K+ Groups

A group of House Ways and Means Democrats questioned the IRS this week about why the agency suddenly revoked the tax-exempt status of more than 30,000 nonprofit groups, including 28,000 charities, in their home states. The IRS automatically revokes the exempt status of organizations that do not file a required Form 990 for three consecutive… Read more »

Associations Seek to Navigate UBIT and Virtual Trade Shows

Associations forced to transition in-person trade shows to virtual events as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are carefully consulting existing guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding virtual exhibit revenue and unrelated business income tax (UBIT). Longstanding congressional statute holds that revenue from traditional trade shows is exempt from UBIT if certain… Read more »

Trump Threatens Tax-Exempt Status of Schools, Colleges

President Trump said Friday he’s instructing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to review the tax-exempt status of U.S. schools, colleges and universities deemed to have political agendas. “Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education,” Trump tweeted. “Therefore I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status…and/or Funding,… Read more »