Wednesday, September 26, 2018
CORRECTION: The aboriginal column said Form 4720 abstract Schedules N and O were not yet available, which was incorrect. They are available, on the aforementioned folio as Schedule M, through the articulation initially provided. The column has been adapted to reflect this fact.
In its August 2018 Update for the 2017-18 Priority Advice Plan, Treasury and the IRS articular alone two absolved alignment specific items from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) as defective advice this budgetary year: “computation of different business taxable assets for abstracted trades or businesses beneath new § 512(a)(6)” and “certain issues apropos to the customs tax on balance accomplishment paid by ‘applicable tax-exempt organizations’ under § 4960.” This was in accession to the already issued Notice apropos to the adding of net advance assets for purposes of the new § 4968 customs tax applicative to assertive clandestine colleges and universities, which I ahead blogged about, as able-bodied as the alternation of accommodating contributions and accompaniment and bounded tax credits (discussed beforehand this week) and a cardinal of continuing projects different to the TCJA.
True to their word, Treasury and the IRS accept now issued a Notice accouterment antecedent advice under § 512(a)(6) and abstract instructions for advertisement both balance advantage under § 4960 and net advance under § 4968 on IRS Form 4720 (draft for 2018, but not including the accordant schedules yet). Perhaps the best absorbing (and reassuring) aspect of the Notice is that it allows tax-exempt organizations with different trades or businesses to use “a reasonable, good-faith interpretation” of §§ 511-514 “considering all of the facts and circumstances” to actuate if they accept assorted such trades or businesses that would accordingly crave artful net different barter or business assets for anniversary such barter or business under § 512(a)(6). What at atomic requires added application is the advancement that Treasury and the IRS ability use the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 6-digit codes to actuate what constitutes a abstracted barter or business. That is because while absolved organizations accept in approach acclimated this arrangement to allocate all of their acquirement streams, including from different trades or businesses, on their anniversary Forms 990 for abounding years, up until now it has not had abundant if any tax acceptation and so the NAICS’ fit with absolute absolved organizations activities has not been anxiously tested. For example, I noticed that my home institution’s latest Form 990 included a cogent bulk of different barter or business assets beneath cipher 900099, which is not an absolutely NAICS cipher but instead the cardinal the Form 990 instructions say to use if none of the NAICS six-digit codes “accurately call the activity.” This raises the catechism of whether abounding added tax-exempt organizations will accept agnate adversity application the NAICS codes to actuate their abstracted different trades or businesses. The Notice additionally addresses a host of added issues, and wisely seeks comments afore the arising of any proposed regulations.
The abstract Form 4720 instructions accommodate capacity for advertisement balance advantage (draft Schedule N, on aforementioned folio as Schedules M and O) and net advance assets (draft Schedule O, on aforementioned folio as Schedules M and N). One affair they do not arise to address, however, is whether the Form 4720 about and these schedules accurately are accountable to accessible acknowledgment (current law appears to be that the Form 4720 is alone accountable to accessible acknowledgment for clandestine foundations). So while the accessible will apperceive these schedules accept been submitted (because of accompanying questions on the about accessible Form 990), it is not bright the accessible will accept admission to the abundant advice appropriate on the Form 4720 schedules. (Hat tip to EY for anecdotic this issue.)
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