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Tax Notes Quotes Meghan Biss on UBTI Calculations

November 20, 2020, Tax Notes

Guidance from the IRS and Treasury to help tax-exempt organizations calculate unrelated business taxable income if they have more than one unrelated trade or business adopts many suggestions offered in public comments.

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“The IRS should be commended for its speedy efforts in issuing final guidance on 512(a)(6), along with their level of consideration given to the 17 comments submitted in response to the proposed regulations,” Meghan R. Biss of Caplin & Drysdale told Tax Notes.

The preamble to the final regs discusses reducing the administrative burden on organizations and the IRS by adopting bright-line rules, Biss noted.

“In doing so, I believe that the IRS is taking into account how it will enforce these rules,” Biss said. “To me, the rejection of facts and circumstances is an indication that they want agents to avoid the enforcement difficulties posed in other EO areas that rely solely on a facts and circumstances test.”

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