IRS to Colleges and Universities: Pay Your Taxes and Document Your Pay!

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 2. May 2013 11:37

The results were a long time coming from the IRS report on colleges and universities (the questionnaires were sent out in 2008), but all nonprofits should take a look at the final report issued last week. The IRS states that it has “identified some significant issues...that may well be present elsewhere across the tax-exempt sector,” including unrelated-business ventures, and “the importance of using appropriate comparability data when setting compensation.”

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Pennsylvania Compares Nonprofit and For-Profit Executive Salaries for Providers of State Service

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 26. April 2013 08:26

The Budget and Legislative Sub-Committee of the Pennsylvania legislature was asked to compare compensation of for-profit and nonprofit human service contractors. The resulting report, released last week, may surprise some readers. 

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Buried in the 2014 White House Budget – E-filing for All Nonprofits

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 12. April 2013 11:46

While there are many issues that affect nonprofits in President Obama’s proposed budget (see Independent Sector for more details), one proposal of special interest to ERI is the request for Congress to require nonprofits to file all Forms 990 electronically and to encourage the IRS to release the data to the public in a format ready for computer use. 

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New Reports on Charity CEO Salary Levels

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 22. March 2013 10:25

Some recent reports on compensation may provide insight on market levels, but may not be enough to determine appropriate compensation for nonprofit executives.

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A Few More Changes for 2012 Form 990

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 11. March 2013 13:15

Yes, the IRS did complete its major revision of the Form 990 in 2008 (for returns filed in 2009 and later), but each year there are some revisions and clarifications.  A chart summarizing the significant changes to the Form 990, Form 990-EZ, schedules and instructions for tax year 2012 was published recently by the IRS.

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