Tag Archives: Substantiation

Are Your Business Deductions at Risk of Being Disallowed by the IRS?

by  Attorney Patricia Weisgerber, LL.M. Small businesses run on tight margins. The last thing a business owner wants is an IRS notice announcing the disallowance any of their business expense deductions. This is particularly the case for sole proprietorships who report their business expenses on Schedule C of IRS Form 1040. For ...

Charitable Contribution Planning: Good Measures to Protect Yourself Against a Charitable Deductions Audit

December is a big month in the U.S. for donations to charity. Americans open their hearts and wallets to charitable organizations who feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and educate our youth as well as to many other worthy causes. Philanthropy has been part an important part of the American ...

UPDATE: IRS Withdraws Proposed Regulations on Substantiation of Donations in Response to Taxpayer Comments

Back in September of 2015, the Treasury and IRS issued proposed regulations related to section 170(f)(8)(D) providing an alternate framework for substantiating charitable donations. The proposal would require a donee organization to obtain the donor’s taxpayer identification number, along with other identifying information such as name and address. This information ...

The IRS’ Proposed Regulations to Provide a Substitute to the “Contemporaneous Written Acknowledgment” Requirement: A Data Security and Identity Theft Fiasco in the Making

I would like to acknowledge my colleague, Attorney Patricia Weisgerber, LL.M., who co-authored this blog article with me. If you are a donor who makes a charitable gift of $250 or more, you need to obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgment” (CWA) letter from the recipient charitable organization to substantiate ...