Wednesday, July 25, 2012
As my fellow blogger Nicholas Mirkay noted earlier in the week, the second House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight hearing on exempt organizations is scheduled for this morning at 9:30 EST. I'll be liveblogging the hearing in the comments to this post (see the fine print just below the post.) I have to manually enable the comments on Typepad, so there may be a little bit of a delay as they go up. I will also be doing this *live* so I'm going to beg your forgiveness for typos and such from the outset.
It is a fantastic line up this morning. Sometimes, it is easy to get cynical about who ends up on these panels but not today - the Subcommittee did its homework and got some great people, including Prof. John Colombo (who posts here, not that we are biased!), Prof. Donald Tobin (well known to all of us who teach tax), Thomas Hyatt of SNR Denton, and Eve Borenstein, Queen of the Form 990. I really think it will be an informative hearing. Here's a link to the official announcement.
If you are so inclined, you can watch this streaming here. As statements and such become public, I'll update this post to include links to them. So warm up your coffee and off we go... To the comments!
UPDATE: Hopefully, all of those comments came through for you all. Feel free to contact me if there were any issues. Here are some of the posted materials for the day:
By the way, in my comments I sometimes refer to the Comn'r as short hand - I mean Steve Miller, who is actually Deputy Commissioner for Sevices and Enforcment and used to be the head of TEO for the IRS.
SECOND UPDATE: Some of the later comments are not showing up when I hit comments on the front page (after the post where I indicate I have technical issues). They are, however, showing up in the dashboard for bloggers, so I will try to figure that all out. Please drop a comment if the last one you see from me is that I'm having technical issues, or if they go all the way to the end of the hearing.