In August of last year I had commented on my interest in the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s challenge to the IRS’ selective enforcement (or, zero enforcement) of the prohibition on political activities against churches. The case is still ongoing, however in early February the Court did allow another party to join the suit.
At the end of January, I wrote a blog post attempting to explain the IRS delays and pointing out the lack of information that then existed on their site. Since the writing of that post, the IRS has updated/provided more information:
A normal exchange these days between me and my clients applying for tax-exempt status: Client: “Have you heard anything from the IRS?” Me: “Nope.”
If you have applied for tax-exempt status lately or are involved with an organization that has – you have had this conversation too. So what is going on??
****NOTE : This post was updated to reflect changes to the IRS site, comments on those changes can be found here. ****
Every year around this time the IRS issues new, updated Revenue Procedures (basically, procedures to follow for whatever you need to do with the IRS). Fascinating reading for all of you, I am sure. What is fantastic and wonderful about this year’s revenue procedures is the changes that the IRS has made with regard to automatically revoked organizations (see my prior posts here and here). The most exciting changes that have come with Revenue Procedure 2014-11 have to do with smaller organizations.
The National Labor Relations Board just announced that they will not seek Supreme Court review of two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions invalidating the NLRB’s Notice Posting Rule, which would have required most private employers to post a notice of employee rights. The implementation of this rule had been delayed pending the resolution of the issue in the courts. Per a notice published by the NLRB today: