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IRS Updates Applicable Federal Rates for January 2015

Friday, December 19, 2014

The IRS has announced the Applicable Federal Rates for January 2015, including the Section 7520 rate of 2.2%.

GAO Finds Decreased Enforcement as EO Division Shrinks

Friday, December 19, 2014

IRS

The Government Accountability Office released a report ("Report"), noting a steady decrease in the number of charitable organizations examined as the number of full-time equivalent employees in the EO Division has fallen.

President Extends Charitable IRA Rollover

Friday, December 19, 2014

President Obama has signed into law H.R. 113-5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 ("Act"). The Act consists of more than fifty one-year extenders. A number of these provisions, including the Charitable IRA Rollover and several other charitable deduction measures, are only available until December 31st of this year. Charities will have to reach their donors quickly and effectively. To that end, we have come together with MiniMatters to bring donors the following video, informing them of the Charitable IRA Rollover.

President Signs Extenders Package; IRA Rollover

Friday, December 19, 2014  Updated!

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Legislative

By a vote of 76 to 16, the Senate late yesterday approved H.R. 113-5771 ("Bill"), a package of more than fifty one-year extenders, including the Charitable IRA Rollover and several other charitable deduction measures.

UPDATE: As of 8:00 am EST, December 18th, there are no reports indicating the President has signed the Bill.

UPDATE: The President signed H.R. 113-5771 late Friday afternoon, December 19th.

TE/GE Updates Processing of Political (c)(3) Applications

Thursday, December 18, 2014

IRS

In a memo, Acting EO Director Jon Waddell updated interim guidance on handling 501(c)(3) applications for tax-exempt status for applicants involved in political campaigns.

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