May 23, 2008

Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements

The Service revised Publication 1771 - "Charitable Contributions -- Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements," on the federal tax law for organizations such as charities and churches that receive tax-deductible charitable contributions and for taxpayers who make contributions.
United Church of Christ Cleared in IRS Scrutiny
Senator Barack Obama spoke at the United Church of Christ's biennial General Synod at the Hartford Civic Center in June 2007. Subsequently, the IRS launched an inquiry in response to allegations the church may have jeopardized its tax-exempt status by intervening in a political campaign. The IRS concluded its review and determined the appearance did not violate any rules.