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IRS Audit Checklist for Exempt Organization Governance

Over the past decade or so the IRS has become increasingly interested in monitoring the governance practices of tax-exempt organizations, and particularly those of public and religious charities. This interest has been shown through public statements of IRS officials, the development of training materials for IRS personnel on the subject, explanations to the general public […]

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IRS Chief Counsel Addresses the Issue of Penalty Assessment for Failing to File Wage and Tax Statements

The IRS Chief Counsel recently notified agency staff in an internal email advice (see attached) that they may not assert penalties for failing to file and furnish Form W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, at the conclusion of an audit. However, he then goes on to say in the email that penalties could be asserted […]

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IRS Authority to Audit a Church

Are Church Audits on the Rise? Recently it was discovered that the IRS had processed several cases involving prohibited political activity by churches under the “reasonable belief” determination rules. In addition, the IRS has confirmed that, as of June 2014, it had determined that there are at least 99 other churches who they believe merit […]

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