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Unrelated Business Income Tax

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $199.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $268.00


Don't let your unrelated business income result in noncompliance. Determine what income is subject to UBI Tax with certainty in light of recent legislation.

With the recent passage of H.R. 1, "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act", it is essential the not for profits review their internal procedures and documentation in order to comply and avoid substantial penalties enacted by this legislation.

The IRS has become more sophisticated and active in the arena of unrelated business income tax. The result of noncompliance can be disastrous in terms of revenue and reputational loss to the organization. The IRS has the ability to assess penalties, sanctions and even revoke the nonprofit status of the organization.

This topic will provide you with an update on the FY18 IRS Work Plan Report by the IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities, (TE/GE). Tax Exempt and Government Entities, 'FY 2018 Work Plan' contains drastic revisions to the IRS' compliance initiatives. A new IRS Unit, 'Compliance Planning and Classification (CP and C) unit. The Work Plan is a culmination of the certain key focus areas of the IRS and the implications of the IRS' Compliance Check Initiative Project.

Address new issues that currently face the sector in the area of unrelated business income tax, and will explain some of the nuances of what constitutes UBIT and what is mission or exempt revenue. How do organizations' recognize the potential pitfalls or take advantage of new or specifically tax exempted alternative revenue sources?

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to review what income is subject to UBIT based on historical and new legislation.
  • You will be able to identify and recognize familiar and new concepts of UBI such as website revenue.
  • You will be able to determine ways to reduce or eliminate UBI.
  • You will be able to explain acknowledgments or sponsorship vs. advertising, as well as identify code specific excluded income.

This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

Definition of Unrelated Business Income

  • History and Recent Legislation
  • Basic Principals
  • Tax Rates, Tax Forms and Organizations Subject to UBIT

What Income Is Subject to UBIT?

  • Substantially Related Income
  • Specifically Excluded Income
  • Debt Financed Property
  • Rents From Real Property Based on Net Profit

Alternative Revenue Sources and Information

  • Website Activities
  • Acknowledgments or Sponsorship vs. Advertising
  • Partnership Investments – Review of Form K-1
  • Current State of Events and Trends
  • Digest of Published Rulings
  • Additional Materials and Resources

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CPE
  • Enrolled Agents

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Joe Giso, CPA, MST, Johnson O'Connor Feron & Carucci LLP

  • Partner at Johnson O'Connor Feron & Carucci LLP in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Member of Johnson O'Connor Feron & Carucci LLP's NFP Tax Group and the firm’s Not-for-Profit Practice
  • Former managing director at CBIZ Tofias in Boston, MA
  • Former head of CBIZ, Inc. National NFP Tax Technical Community
  • Former Senior Tax Director in the Boson office of RSM US, LLP (McGladrey, LLP)
  • Provides tax consulting services dedicated to improving the accountability and efficiency of tax-exempt organizations and consulting in intermediate sanctions, lobbying, unrelated business income, website reviews, charitable solicitations and foreign reporting requirements, Board governance, and state issues such as real estate and local tax exemptions
  • Consulted: University of New England; Museum of Fine Arts; Museum of Science; Lowell General Hospital; Brooks School; Boston Athenaeum; Facing History Ourselves, Inc.; Lasell College; Lesley University; Loomis Communities, Inc.; American Public Television; Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; St. Joseph's College of Maine; National Fire Protection Association; Pathfinder International; The Home for Little Wanderers; Buckingham, Browns & Nichols School' Winsor School; and New England Aquarium Corporation
  • Professional affiliations include the AICPA and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • M.S.T. degree, Bentley College; B.A. degree in accounting, Suffolk University
  • Can be contacted at 781-914-3329 or

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