EO Update September 22, 2010
|The filing relief program discussed on this page has expired. See Automatic Revocation for information about what happens if an exempt organization does not file annually for three consecutive years.|
Issue Number: 2010-22
Inside This Issue
- 3-Year Nonfiler Relief Outreach Toolkit
- Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations
- IRS Requests Comments on Requirements Prohibiting Discrimination in Favor of Highly Compensated Individuals in Insured Group Health Plans
- IRS Webinar on Indoor Tanning Excise Tax
- September 25: IRS Open House for Veterans, Persons with Disabilities
- Register Now for Fall Workshops for Small and Mid-Size 501(c)(3) Organizations
- Subscribe to Outreach Corner
1. 3-Year Nonfiler Relief Outreach Toolkit
Are you interested in helping small tax-exempt organizations qualify for one-time filing relief and retain their tax-exempt status? The IRS has developed a new communications "toolkit" to help you get the word out to at-risk organizations. Take advantage of these ready-to-go educational materials and find other helpful information on IRS.gov at www.irs.gov/thelist.
2. Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations
The annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations will be held on November 18-19, 2010 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles, CA. The two-day program for tax professionals and organization executives is jointly sponsored by IRS Exempt Organizations and Loyola Law School. Register by October 22 to qualify for the "early bird" registration fee.
3. IRS Requests Comments on Requirements Prohibiting Discrimination in Favor of Highly Compensated Individuals in Insured Group Health Plans
Notice 2010-63 requests comments on the application of rules prohibiting insured group health plans from discriminating in favor of highly compensated individuals. Comments are due by November 4, 2010.
4. IRS Webinar on Indoor Tanning Excise Tax
On October 6, 2010, IRS Small Business/Self Employed will offer a webinar for practitioners and small businesses (including tax-exempt organizations) about the new excise taxes imposed on Indoor Tanning Services. Learn:
- Who is liable for the excise tax,
- How to collect and remit the indoor tanning tax,
- How to determine the taxability of tanning service purchased in a bundled package, and
- When to file any taxes due.
5. September 25: IRS Open House for Veterans, Persons with Disabilities
The IRS announced that it will hold a special open house for veterans and persons with disabilities on September 25 at locations around the country to help such taxpayers address tax problems and IRS notices. In addition, many community partners who provide services to persons with disabilities and veterans are hosting educational activities at the Open House. Organizations that work with veterans or persons with disabilities are encouraged to make sure individuals they work with are aware of this special event.
6. Register Now for Fall Workshops for Small and Mid-Size 501(c)(3) Organizations
Register now to attend a Fall workshop for small and mid-size 501(c)(3) organizations:
- October 5-7: Cincinnati, OH
- October 19-20: Raleigh, NC, hosted by the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University (October 20 sold out)
- October 21: Wilmington, NC, hosted by QENO at University of North Carolina-Wilmington
- December 7-9: Phoenix, AZ
Click on the city of your choice for registration information.
Each one-day workshop, presented by experienced Exempt Organizations specialists, will explain what 501(c)(3) organizations must do to keep their tax-exempt status and comply with tax obligations. This popular introductory workshop is designed especially for administrators or volunteers who are responsible for an organization's tax compliance as well as those interested in careers in the nonprofit sector.
Go to our Calendar of Events for more information about upcoming workshops.
7. Subscribe to Outreach Corner
Did you know that if you subscribe to the Outreach Corner you will receive materials about individual income tax issues that may impact taxpayers you serve? These items may be customized and plugged right into your website, newsletters and other communication platforms. Simply take the materials directly from this site and place them into your own communication vehicles to help spread the word about important, timely tax information.