IRS Announces Workshops for Tax-Exempt Organizations

February 25, 2011 ( – The Internal Revenue Service has announced a series of nationwide workshops designed for those responsible for a 501(c)(3) organization's tax compliance.

These specialized education programs are designed to help exempt organizations understand their tax responsibilities.  

Topics include:  

  • Introduction to Tax-Exempt Status – Benefits and responsibilities of tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3). Actions that may jeopardize tax-exempt status of an organization.  
  • Unrelated Business Income – The definition of unrelated business income, common examples, common exceptions, and filing requirements. Includes a discussion of charitable gaming.  
  • Employment Issues – Classification of workers and filing requirements for employees and independent contractors.  
  • Form 990 Series – An overview of the Forms 990, 990-EZ, and 990-N (e-Postcard), including tips on recordkeeping and answers to frequently asked questions. Includes a presentation of resources and tools available to exempt organizations to help them file accurate, error-free returns.  
  • Required Disclosures – Overview of disclosures tax-exempt organizations are required to make. 


More information and links to register are at,,id=96083,00.html.