The Nonprofit Counsel 2020 Summaries

January 2020

  • Stunning Portrait of Donor-Advised Funds Issued
     

  •  Tax Court Rejects Easement Gift Deduction, Unenforceable Savings Clause  [Coal Property Holdings, LLC v. Commissioner]
     

  • IRS Getting More Aggressive About Syndicated Easements
    Enforcement

     

  • Other Conservation Easement Developments 
    Nonprofit Organization Held to Be Individual’s Alter Ego for Penalty Purposes

     

  • Senate Committee Report Summarizes Charitable
    Deduction ‘Reforms’

     

  • Private Benefit Doctrine Corner Nonexempt Business League Corner [PLRs 201944015, 201944017, 201945029, 201944014, 201945028]
     

  • Other Recent IRS Private Letter Rulings [PLRs 201944016, 201945030]
     

  • Comments Submitted on Proposed Schedule B Regulations [Citizens Union of the City of New
    York v. Attorney General of the State of New York and
    the Americans for Prosperity v. Grewal cases  (Dec 2019 issue)] [Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Harris (July 2016 issue)], [NAACP v. Alabama (June 2019 issue)]
     

  • IRS Updates Inflation Adjustments for 2020
     

  • Other Developments [Presley v. Commissioner, Altera Corporation & Subsidiaries v. Commissioner]

February 2020

  • Government's Easement Syndication Complain Survives Dismissal Motions [United States v. Zak]
     

  • Another Round of Charitable Deduction Regulations Issued [United States v. American Bar Endowment (July 1986 issue) and Hernandez v. Commissioner (July 1989 issue)
    (REG-107431-19).
     

  • Tax Exemption Precluded in Part Because of Stiftung Principles [PLR 201947020]
     

  • After Three Efforts, Trust Becomes Reformed Remainder Trust [PLR 201947007]
     

  • Final Regulations Issued Concerning VEBA/SUB UBI
    Calculations

     

  • Other Recent IRS Private Letter Ruling [PLR 201948009]
     

  • Tax-Exempt Organizations and E-Filing (IR-2019-206)
     

  • President Trump Ordered to Pay Damages for Misuse of
    Foundation  [People of the State of New York v. Trump]

     

  • Universal Charitable Giving Act Introduced
     

  • Qualified Opportunity Zones Legislation Introduced
     

  • Other Developments

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