IRS Plan for Nonprofit Enforcement in 2018

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 16. October 2017 10:42
When the IRS issued its work plan for fiscal year (FY) 2018 in September, the nonprofit sector gained some insight into future enforcement and compliance activities. Yes, the IRS cites reduced resources and staff, but intends to step up the use of data analytics and computer analysis to increase the effectiveness of its efforts. The 16-page report, entitled "Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY 2018 Work Plan," indicates that there will continue to be focused attention on data, and the data used will be from the Form 990 filed annually by-tax exempt organizations. It is clear that what is reported on the Form 990 needs to be consistent and accurate. [More]

Understanding Intermediate Sanctions

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 3. October 2017 08:22
Today there are fewer employees charged with overseeing the nonprofit sector than there were a few years ago, but the IRS is increasing its use of data to target its investigations on the organizations that are the most likely to be in violation of the rules on paying excess compensation or benefits, leading to fines for those individuals responsible and even loss of tax-exempt status for the organization. [More]