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Recent Commentary

Post-Determination Audits of Tax-Exempts

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Director of EO examinations reported few tax-exempt organizations, which were audited after obtaining IRS approval, have lost exempt status. In particular, few organizations using the streamlined EZ application process have lost their exempt status as a result of post-determination audits.

"Terming-Out" DAFs -- Charities' Counter Argument

Friday, September 22, 2017

In September 6th letter to the ranking members of the Senate Finance Committee, charitable groups responded to the Madoff and Colinvaux proposal, concluding its claims were based on erroneous statistics, would severely restrict philanthropy, and would reduce overall charitable giving in communities across the country.

October 7520 Rate Returns to 2.2%

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Rates / Tables / Statistics

In Rev. Rul. 2017-20, the Service announced the Section 7520 rate for October will dip to 2.2% after holding at 2.4% for the months of August and September. Throughout much of 2017, the rate has held steady at 2.4%, though it did reach a nearly six-year high of 2.6% in the months of February and April.

Planning for Gifts of Mortgaged Real Estate

Monday, November 1, 2010
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Contribution of a portion of donor's real estate holding to a DAF creates tax deductions and allows grants to charities over time.