Archive for September, 2011

EO Tax Journal 2011-162

Paul Streckfus, September 30, 2011 at 5:57 am

1 – No Recession in EO Hiring?

2 – Ms. Totally Anonymous Joins Mr. Totally Anonymous

3 – Two Responses to “Bad Liberal (c)(3) Spotted”

4 – How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?

5 – Will a Cap on Contributions Destroy Charities?

6 – Tax Court Finds NEA Members Have a Legal Right to Receive NEA Publications, Resulting in Allocation of a Portion of Members’ Dues to Circulation Income Continue…

EO Tax Journal 2011-161

Paul Streckfus, September 29, 2011 at 6:33 am

On Tuesday I received a response to my request for a current list of Exempt Organizations (HQ) personnel. If anyone sees any errors or omissions on this list, please let me know. Yesterday I went to the D.C. Bar program on “How the Taxpayer Advocate Can Assist Tax-Exempt Organizations with the IRS,” and I hope to have a transcript of this program in the near future.

IRS National Office Phone Numbers and Email Addresses
September 2011 Continue…

EO Tax Journal 2011-160

Paul Streckfus, September 28, 2011 at 6:13 am

Today I’m sending along a transcript of the last of my three summer interviews. For previous transcripts, see email update 2011-138 (interview of Gerry Griffith) and email update 2011-140 (interview of Beth Kingsley). I’m happy to say all three interviewees have survived the grueling experience and I think we are all more informed thanks to their willingness to share their insights and knowledge. I’ll be focusing on the slew of upcoming EO tax programs in October and November, but come December I expect to have time for more interviews, since we all know the IRS pretty much closes up after Thanksgiving.

Suzy McDowell Interview Continue…

EO Tax Journal 2011-159

Paul Streckfus, September 27, 2011 at 6:06 am

Mr. Totally Anonymous tells me the following TIGTA report is a make-work project of little or no value. While Mr. Totally Anonymous generally agrees with my criticisms of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division’s management, he says I should have some sympathy for TE/GE managers who are forced to waste a lot of their time responding to inquiries from not only TIGTA but also the Taxpayer Advocate and members of Congress who mostly want to score points with their constituents or their party. In addition, completed work in TE/GE is often stopped in its tracks by the Office of Chief Counsel and/or Treasury. According to Mr. Totally Anonymous, it’s amazing anything comes out of TE/GE, so I should give these folks credit for staying positive in spite of all the obstacles they constantly face.


Affordable Care Act: The Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division’s Planning Efforts for the Health Care Reform Legislation Continue…

EO Tax Journal 2011-158

Paul Streckfus, September 26, 2011 at 6:02 am

1 – D.C. Bar Going High Tech

2 – Book Review Continue…