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President Trump Signs Executive Order Regarding Certain Political Activities by Exempt Organizations

President Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order directing the IRS to exercise discretion in its enforcement of the “Johnson amendment.” The Johnson amendment limits political activities by certain tax-exempt organizations, including churches, mosques, temples and synagogues. Under the Johnson amendment these nonprofits are allowed to educate voters about issues in a nonpartisan manner but […]

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IRS Complaint Process for Tax Exempt Organizations

The Internal Revenue Service gives serious consideration to complaints about the activities of nonprofit organizations, especially those alleging an organization is carrying on activities that are outside the scope of their exempt purpose. Organizations found to be operating outside of their exempt purpose(s) and who have not voluntarily reported the activity can be sanctioned. Most […]

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2016 Tax Return Filings and ACA Health Care

If you have yet to file your 2016 personal tax returns and you did not have medical insurance for the entire year of 2016 you may be interested in to learn that the IRS has announced that it will process individual returns that do not report the taxpayer’s health coverage status under the Affordable Care […]

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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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