Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations

I recently returned from the 10th Annual Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations held in Los Angeles between November 16 and November 17, 2006.  The conference featured a number of powerhouse practitioners in the area of EO (exempt organizations) law and several representatives from the Internal Revenue Service.

Not only did the speakers inform attendees of developments in the area of EO law (and there have been a lot!), they entertained us with humor and, in the case of one presenter, song.  IRS Manager David Fish brought the house down with his musical renditions of "Losing My Exemption" (a parody of REM’s Losing My Religion, referencing the consequences of private inurement, private benefit and excessive compensation) and "PACI Time Blues" (a parody of Summertime Blues, referencing the IRS Political Activity Compliance Initiative and the 501(c)(3) prohibition on political campaign activities).

I intend to post more frequently over the coming days to capture a flavor of the topics covered in the conference, but here’s a very abbreviated list (with links):

Click here for the full Program Schedule and list of presenters.