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IRS Updates, March 2009

The IRS has announced the dates and locations of its spring workshops for small and mid-sized exempt organizations. The Exempt Organizations Division also released the final report of its study on nonprofit hospitals.


Workshops for small and mid-sized 501(c)(3) organizations are coming up in Minneapolis and Boston:

  • Minneapolis, Minn.—April 28, 29, and 30, 2009
  • Boston, Mass.—June 9, 10, and 11, 2009
The workshops are designed for administrators and volunteers who are responsible for an exempt organization's tax compliance. Each one-day session will cover the benefits and responsibilities of tax-exempt status; actions that can jeopardize an organization's exempt status; unrelated business income; employment issues; Form 990, including Form 990-N; and required disclosures, including those imposed by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Pre-registration is required.

More information and to register >

Exempt Organizations Hospital Study

The IRS began studying nonprofit hospitals in 2006, when the Exempt Organizations Division sent questionnaires to more than 500 tax-exempt hospitals. The final report was released last month and focuses on community benefit and compensation. The executive summary, complete report, and a statement by EO director Lois Lerner are available on the IRS Web site.

Suzanne E. Coffman, March 2009
© 2009, GuideStar USA, Inc.

Suzanne Coffman is GuideStar's director of communications and editor of the Newsletter.
Topics: Law and Regulations