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Proposed 5-Year Payout on DAFs May Be Dropped

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

According to reports from BNA and Tax Analysts, Harold Hancock, tax counsel on House Ways and Means Committee's majority staff, said it is possible the controversial 5-year payout proposal for DAFs currently contained in Rep. Dave Camp's (R-Mich.) discussion draft may be altered or dropped.

We will let our readers know as new developments on this matter unfold.

IRS to Try Again with Electioneering Regs

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


In an interview last week with a panel of journalists from Tax Analysts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said he expected to have redrafted proposed regulations on political activity by exempt organizations "out for public comment early next year."

Revocations and Rejections

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Among this week's release of private letter rulings were two revocations, PLRs 201442057 and 201442058.

Current Events in the Charitable World

Monday, October 20, 2014

Federal tax law applicable to charitable gift planning is essential knowledge for all gift planners. Advanced gift planners need timely and accurate information on technical, judicial and regulatory actions affecting their work. This speech, given on October 15th at the 2014 National Conference on Philanthropic Planning in Anaheim, covers relevant new IRS rulings, Treasury actions and regulations, and court decisions. Congressional developments will also be considered.

PLR 201442003 - Late Section 754 Election

Monday, October 20, 2014

In PLR 201442003, the Service exercised its discretion to allow a late election to adjust the inside basis of a decedent's interest in a limited liability company taxed as a partnership.

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