The Taxpayer Advocate Service told Congress this week that the office has been excluded from IRS efforts to carry out reforms mandated by the Taxpayer First Act, which was enacted last year. The law includes a number of far-reaching reforms of the IRS aimed at improving customer service, modernizing the agency’s information technology and strengthening… Read more »

A bipartisan bill to expand individuals’ use of “529” education savings accounts to cover the costs of professional certification and credentialing programs was endorsed this week in an editorial by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act was introduced last month by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) to… Read more »

The pending sale of the .ORG domain registry to a private equity firm called Ethos Capital, first announced last November, has been met by a growing chorus of critics. ASAE and other nonprofit organizations quickly registered concern after the deal was announced that Ethos’ motives in acquiring the rights to run .ORG for more than… Read more »

Ways and Means Democrats this week called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue guidance for tax-exempt organizations on how they can claim refunds for taxes paid on parking and transportation benefits they provide to employees. The 2017 tax law required associations and other nonprofit groups to pay a 21% unrelated business income tax… Read more »

The 2020 Power of A Awards season has officially begun! The application form is now available, with some exciting updates. So that you can create and submit the best nominations possible, the entry categories have been reworked to provide additional clarity and ease of use. The 2020 award categories are as follows: The Power of… Read more »