Monday, May 11, 2009
BNA's Daily Tax Report (subscription required) relates that Judith Kindell, the senior technical adviser to the director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division (and an expert on the tax rules for nonprofit political activities), stated on Friday that the report on prohibited political activity by charities during the 2008 election has been delayed. The report, which the IRS originally intended to publish by March 31st, relates to the IRS' Political Activities Compliance Initiative activities during that cycle. According to the article, IRS officials attributed the delay to competing priorities and the need for multiple approvals of the report within the Treasury Department and the IRS. Ms. Kindell said the report will be available "soon," but qualified that comment by noting it was more likely to be "IRS soon" instead of "real-life soon."