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IRS TE/GE division releases summary of “FY 2019 accomplishments”

IRS TE/GE division summary of “FY 2019 accomplishments”

The IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) division released its “FY 2019 Accomplishments Letter” about the TE/GE’s contributions to the tax administration system and listing each TE/GE function’s accomplishments under the following six portfolio programs of TE/GE’s compliance program:


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  • Compliance strategies
  • Data-driven approaches
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  • Compliance contacts
  • Determinations
  • Voluntary compliance and other technical programs

Read the TE/GE FY 2019 Accomplishments Letter [PDF 204 KB]


In FY 2019, the Exempt Organizations (EO) function:

  • Hired 200 people, resulting in a 5% increase in staffing
  • Completed 3,675 exams, resulting in proposed revocations of tax-exempts status (without protest) of 60 organizations
  • Closed 101,880 EO determination applications, including 92,000 approvals
  • Initiated 1,488 compliance checks and “soft letters” related to numerous compliance projects addressing, for example, failures to file Forms 990-T, discrepancies between Forms W-2 and 941, and hospital failures to comply with the financial assistance policy requirements under section 501(r)(4)
  • Processed referrals alleging noncompliance by exempt organizations and reviewed hospitals for compliance with section 501(r), completing 812 reviews and referring 53 hospitals for examination
  • Continued to use data-driven selection methods to review for private benefit / inurement, officer business partnerships, underreported credit card income, and related employees and for-profit partnerships
  • Improved data-driven compliance models based on Forms 990, 990-EZ, and 990-PF
  • Identified returns of exempt organizations and government entities containing the highest risk of employment tax noncompliance
  • Continued pursuing compliance strategies involving private benefit and inurement, exempt entities formerly operated as for-profits, social clubs’ investment and nonmember income, non-exempt charitable trusts, Forms W-2/1099 matches, early retirement incentive plans, and backup withholding errors due to mismatched or missing taxpayer identification numbers on Forms 1099

For more information, contact a tax professional with KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice:

Ruth Madrigal | +1 202 533 8817 |

Preston Quesenberry | +1 202 533 3985 |

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