Rebuttable Presumption of Reasonableness Procedures

The Rebuttable Presumption of Reasonableness procedures, described in Treasury Regulation Section 53.4958-6(a), were promulgated to help charities avoid overpaying certain individuals and entities (known as disqualified persons) that might be able to exercise influence on the charity’s decision-making. Among those included as disqualified persons (DQPs) are: Directors (board members),...

Court Strikes Down Rule Excepting Certain Nonprofits from Donor Disclosures

On July 30, 2019, in Bullock vs. Internal Revenue Service, a federal court held unlawful and set aside Rev. Proc. 2018-38 as adopted by the IRS without complying with applicable notice-and-comment procedures. Rev. Proc. 2018-38 provided that tax-exempt organizations described by section 501(c), other than section 501(c)(3) organizations, will no...