Current Climate for Charities - On October 22, 2007, Steven T. Miller, Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities, addressed the Independent Sector focussing on the current climate for charities.
IRS Role in Evolving Charitable Sector - On November 10, 2007, Steven T. Miller, Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities, discussed the IRS role in an evolving charitable sector.
Also: New Compliance Guides for 501(c)(3) Public Charities and Private Foundations Issued - These specialized publications for public charities and private foundations provide an overview of activities that could jeopardize exempt status as well as information on recordkeeping, reporting and disclosure compliance requirements.
November 02, 2007
Have you ever attended a charity auction only to have the well-meaning auctioneer rally the audience by saying, "Come on everybody, it's deductible!" In this updated article, Ronnie C. McClure, Ph.D., CPA, suggests donors, bidders, and charitable organizations may be in for a surprise. Although auctions probably fall more under the category of "spontaneous" than "planned" giving, there are several interesting tax facts you might want know before the next gavel falls.