Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations will be held November, 19-20 in Los Angeles, California. Loyola Law School and the IRS co-sponsor the conference. This year Sarah Hall Ingram Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the IRS, and Joan Hirsch, from the IRS in California, will provide the Pacific Coast and Washington Update. Belinda Johns, from the California Attorney General's office will provide the update from that office. Other topics include the impact of the economic downturn on charities, the new supporting organization regulations, mergers and strategic alliances for charities, civil and criminal penalties that affect exempt organizations, and Form 990 developments. Bruce Hopkins will discuss current developments.