Archive for June, 2011

EO Tax Journal 2011-109

Paul Streckfus, June 30, 2011 at 6:23 am

This and That

In response to yesterday’s query, “What would she have gotten if she had succeeded?”, Penelope says 15 days. Penelope says she got 30 days because she botched the job.

Regarding Bill Brockner’s comments published yesterday, Odysseus takes issue with Bill’s implication that small organizations, which are “generally without the benefit of expensive CPA and/or Bar assistance,” will now be required to hire the same. Odysseus wonders if Bill knows how simple it is to complete an e-Postcard, since all that is required are eight simple entries. Continue…

EO Tax Journal 2011-108

Paul Streckfus, June 29, 2011 at 6:35 am

My favorite headline from yesterday’s Baltimore Sun: “Maryland Woman Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison for Trying to Run Boyfriend Over with Car.” What would she have gotten if she had succeeded? 45 Days?

I welcome all points of view, so today I’m happy to let former IRSer Bill Brockner make the case for what I call libertarianism in the EO sector. Bill joined the EO Division in 1972 and stayed until sometime in the aughts, over 30 years, maintaining his passion for EO tax law the whole time while becoming one of the IRS’s top EO technical experts.

Commentary by Bill Brockner Continue…

EO Tax Journal 2011-107

Paul Streckfus, June 27, 2011 at 6:13 am

1 – More On Kip Dellinger’s Observations

2 – Is the Form 990-N Part of a Federal Conspiracy against Nonprofits?

3 – Using Affiliated Entities for Advocacy and Politics Continue…

EO Tax Journal 2011-106

Paul Streckfus, June 23, 2011 at 6:11 am

My policy is to include everyone’s comments in these email updates so that we have an ongoing dialogue. Today some of my favorite readers speak out.

1 – Milt Cerny on Kip Dellinger Article

2 – Bill Brockner on Section 509(a)(3), Chapter 42, AARP

3 – Editor Exposed — Commentary Muddled Continue…

EO Tax Journal 2011-105

Paul Streckfus, June 22, 2011 at 6:19 am

1 – More on Group Rulings

2 – PLR 201124024 — Right for All the Wrong Reasons? Continue…