On July 1, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 which, among other things, expands the types of tax-exempt organizations that must file their annual returns electronically.

Currently, a tax-exempt organization is required to e-file its annual Form 990-series return (990, 990-EZ, 990-N, 990-T or 990-PF) only if the tax-exempt

On June 26, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont signed a $43.4 billion budget for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years. The biennial budget addresses the projected $3.7 billion budget deficit for the period, but still increases spending by 1.7% in the 2020 fiscal year, and by 3.4% in the 2021 fiscal year. Although a letter dated

Connecticut is one of many states that imposes a corporate income tax on the unrelated business taxable income of tax-exempt organizations. Tax-exempt organizations subject to this tax include charitable organizations, social welfare organizations, business leagues, trade associations, and social clubs. Unrelated business taxable income is income from a regularly-carried on trade or business activity of

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Join Shipman & Goodwin tax attorneys Louis Schatz and David Bigger for this complimentary webinar reviewing significant issues that the IRS addressed in the new Opportunity Zones regulations and the impact that the new set of regulations will have on Opportunity Zone investments, both from an investor

On May 1, 2019 the Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding approved and sent to the Senate, Substitute Bill 877 (the “Bill”). Although the Bill will likely be amended prior to its adoption by the Senate and the House, the Bill represents the first significant piece of proposed tax legislation that

With less than three weeks left in the regular session of the Connecticut legislature, two bills that are pending and awaiting further action by the legislature, if signed into law, would represent tax relief for Connecticut taxpayers who are paying for the care of their relatives in need of long-term/home health care, or who have

Assisting employees who are struggling with student loan debt is an emerging priority for many employers.  Following the Internal Revenue Service’s release in August 2018 of a private letter ruling, widely thought to have been requested by Abbott Laboratories, that permits the employer to “match” student loan repayments in the company’s 401(k) plan, there have