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Showing 2 posts from July 2014.

IRS Announces New 1023-EZ Form to Simplify Tax-Exempt Applications

Simplify Tax-Exempt Applications with the 1023-EZThe IRS recently announced a new and shorter 1023-EZ form to help small charities apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

The new form is described by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen as a "common-sense approach that will reduce lengthy processing delays for small tax-exempt groups and ultimately larger organizations as well." The announcement comes at a time when the IRS is currently evaluating more than 60,000 applications for 501(c)(3) status, with many pending for at least nine months. Read More ›

Categories: Compliance, Tax-Exempt Organizations

IRS Auditing Deferred Compensation Plans for Section 409A Compliance

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that it has begun a new audit initiative to test taxpayers’ compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 409A applies complex rules to “deferred compensation,” which generally includes compensation that is payable in a year after the year in which it is earned. This includes benefits provided under traditional nonqualified deferred compensation plans, such as SERPS and phantom stock plans, as well as some bonus and severance benefits and benefits provided under typical employment and consulting agreements. Read More ›

Categories: Compliance