IRS increases scrutiny of tax deductions.The Internal Revenue Service issued a notice on June 30 that it will increase scrutiny of tax deductions taken by individuals who give real estate to charities.
IRS An abbreviation for the Internal Revenue Service, a federal agency charged with the responsibility of administering and enforcing internal revenue laws. Commissioner Mark W. Everson Mark W. Everson (born September 10, 1954) is the incoming President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross. In April 2007, The Board of Governors of the American Red Cross unanimously approved him for those positions, effective May 29, 2007. said that the agency has uncovered "numerous instances" where taxpayers have claimed improper charitable contribution deductions for easement easement, in law, the right to use the land of another for a specified purpose, as distinguished from the right to possess that land. If the easement benefits the holder personally and is not associated with any land he owns, it is an easement in gross (e.g. transfers that do not qualify as conservation contributions or have claimed deductions for amounts that far exceed the fair market value of the donated property. In appropriate cases, the IRS will challenge the tax-exempt status of charities involved in these transactions and may impose penalties on promoters, appraisers, and other people involved in these types of land transfers.
The notice is consistent with the IRS's servicewide enforcement priority to discourage noncompliance noncompliance
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noncompliance within the tax-exempt sector Tax-exempt sector
The municipal bond market where state and local governments raise funds. Bonds issued in this sector are exempt from federal income taxes. as well as misuse of charities and other tax-exempt organizations by third parties for tax avoidance and other unintended purposes.