Thank You, IRS.

Thank you, IRS.

Government officials and their organizations are often criticized publicly.  It seems everyone, including this author on occasion, has an opinion on what they should or should not do and how well or how poorly they did or did not do it.  Yet,  government agencies exist to provide services on behalf of us – the public.

In recent year the IRS likely has been among one of the most publicly criticized agencies.  Yet despite the criticism and severe cuts in funding and personnel, IRS staff continue to serve the public. Seldom do they receive a word of public thanks for what they do.

Sometime on Wednesday night August 24, 2016, the IRS returned a direct link to the Exempt Organization’s home page on the IRS main landing page   They listened and responded positively to aid the nonprofit sector in a small way.

The NP Quarterly posted my article  “Thank You, IRS, for Returning EO’s Missing Link on  in response to what they quietly did overnight.

Thank you again.






About Marty Martin, JD MPA

Marty Martin, JD MPA, Martin Law Firm, Raleigh, North Carolina, provides legal, tax, and training services related to nonprofit, tax-exempt, and social enterprise organizations serving local, regional, state, national, and international constituencies. He works with them throughout their lifecycle including start up, operations and management, board governance, merger, and closing down. He is a BoardSource Certified Consultant and Governance Trainer and CCAT Certified Facilitator. He has served as a senior an instructor with the Duke Nonprofit Management, Intensive, and Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership programs. Martin served for three years on the IRS Advisory Committee for Tax Exempt and Government Entities ("ACT"). He was awarded the IRS TEGE Commissioner's Award which "is the highest honor of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, and the highest honor we can personally bestow" for his service. He received a Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree with a concentration in managing nonprofit and public sector organizations from the Harvard Kennedy School and Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Western New England University School of Law. He completed advanced training in nonprofit organizations from: Harvard Business School's Initiative on Social Enterprise; Harvard Kennedy School's Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations; Duke University's Nonprofit Management Program; University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business; Center for Creative Leadership; BoardSource; and the TCC Group.
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