Tax policy/IRS

Scrutiny From Many Sides

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Discussion of nonprofit tax issues suggests that IRS, Congress and others plan busy season of review of colleges' spending and governance practices.

Watching Endowments, Not Legislating Over Them

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Lawmakers keep up their drive to get colleges to spend more of their funds, while higher education leaders continue to push back against any new law.

Sorting Out the Stimulus

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As Senate and President Obama offer details on their packages, Republicans question whether spending on education and aid to states will stimulate economy.

Athletics, Antitrust and Amateurism

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Scholars argue NCAA and its members can reduce and contain skyrocketing program costs through Congressional oversight of their continuing tax-exempt status.

All Eyes on Pittsburgh

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Mayor pushes 1 percent tax on tuition, stirring up anger at the city's colleges and worries elsewhere that other localities might try similar approaches.

IRS Gives In on Medical Residents

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U.S. agency concedes that before 2005, when it issued new rules, doctors in training were students for whom payroll taxes were not required.

More Scrutiny for Colleges' Business Practices

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The list of higher education business and tax practices that have fallen into U.S. Sen.

Coming Attractions of IRS Scrutiny

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WASHINGTON -- As college officials await the results of a broad Internal Revenue Service review of institutions' governance and financial practices, two higher education groups have offered their own preview of what the federal agency may find -- and offer a generally upbeat picture. But just how accurate a forecast it offers is open to debate.

High Court to Hear Tax Case

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WASHINGTON -- A nearly 20-year-old legal dispute over whether medical residents are students or workers, for payroll tax purposes, is headed for resolution in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tax-Exempt Pedicures

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Group advocating big-time football playoff system files new IRS complaint against bowl games.

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