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EO Update: e-News for Charities & Nonprofits

November 16, 2018

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Latest webcasts for charities and nonprofits

Four new presentations are available for 501(c)(3) organizations. Additional charities and nonprofits topics are onIRSvideos.gov.

Recent IRS notices affecting Exempt Organizations

  • Notice 2018-55 Tax reform imposes a 1.4 percent excise tax on the investment income of certain educational institutions.
  • Notice 2018-67 An exempt organization with more than one unrelated trade or business must calculate unrelated business taxable income separately for each trade or business.

Issue snapshots

Issue Snapshots are IRS employee job aids that provide analysis and resources along with audit tips and issue indicators for technical tax issues. Visit Issue Snapshots for a complete listing of issue snapshots for Exempt Organizations.

Focus on Fraud: Prevention and Detection Measures for Nonprofit Organizations

November 5, 2018

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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. in # 202 of the J.C. Penney Conference Center (on the UMSL north campus)

News stories about fraud and embezzlement at nonprofit organizations abound. Too many organizations find themselves dealing with these kinds of problems when an understanding of common schemes, and the implementation of relatively simple, yet important processes, procedures, and policies could protect them from many of these issues.

Join us for a discussion on how nonprofits can prevent and detect fraud within their organizations. Topics to be covered include:

  • Prevalence of Fraud and Recent Examples of Fraud
  • Common Types of Fraud Schemes
  • Red Flags
  • Preventive and Detective Internal Controls
  • Investigating Potential Frauds

Instructor Christina Solomon is a Partner in Rubin Brown’s Business Advisory Services Group. As a financial forensics expert, she performs forensic accounting analysis and fraud investigations. She has provided financial consultation to businesses in a variety

Centralized IRS advisory committee; 2019 retirement plans and IRA limits

November 2, 2018

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IRSAC expands to cover more areas of the IRS; IRPAC and ACT to join centralized advisory committee in 2019 The IRS announced that the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee’s (IRSAC) role will expand in 2019 to have a wider portfolio and will incorporate the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) and the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). Although ACT will no longer exist, the IRS emphasizes that TE/GE issues will remain a priority area in the expanded IRSAC.

401(k) contribution limit increases to $19,000 for 2019; IRA limit increases to $6,000 The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019.

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