Category Archives: Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT)

Shifting the Burden of Taxes to a Simpler Form and Tax Rate

When corporations and individuals do not pay taxes because of deductions, depreciation and credits, the relevant question is to whom does the burden of taxation shift? Do you want a simpler federal tax code that is easier to understand, pay, and … Continue reading

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A Web Link on IRS.gov

Nonprofit Quarterly published my article “The Case of the Disappearing Exempt Organizations Link on IRS.gov”  on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. It is a short article -well not quite as short as this blog.  My article was prompted by a 2016 … Continue reading

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IRS ACT

For the past three years I served on the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities, known also as “the ACT”, and its related Exempt Organization (“EO”) subcommittee.   Our subcommittee worked directly with the IRS leadership which oversees the nation’s nonprofit … Continue reading

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IRS 1023 EZ

On July 1, 2014, the IRS announced its new IRS Form 1023 EZ. This form is designed to ease and expedite the application process for small organizations which project $50,000 or less in income and assets of less than $250,000 during … Continue reading

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IRS Interactive Form 1023 – Public Testing

On September 4, 2013, the IRS posted a beta version of their forthcoming Interactive Form 1023 on their StayExempt website. This electronic form permits an applicant to complete a 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501 (c)(3) on-line. … Continue reading

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IRS ACT Report

The IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (“ACT”) issued its eleventh “Report of Recommendations” at a public meeting recently held at the IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The ACT consists of legal practitioners, external stakeholders, and representatives who advise and work with employee retirement plans; tax-exempt organizations; … Continue reading

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