Tax policy/IRS

The Working Poor and College Access

New report chronicles the barriers experienced by an oft-ignored group and offers some solutions.

IRS Issues Rules for Defined Contribution Plans

Federal regulations for 403(b) retirement programs will increase requirements on colleges and other employers that offer them.

Senate Scrutiny for Endowments

Committee's hearing touches on how much of universities' holdings get spent each year, how they invest in hedge funds and other tax-related issues.

A Broad Review of College Tax Compliance

As IRS releases new tax form for nonprofits, agency plans survey of how institutions compensate presidents, spend from endowments, and pay (or don't pay) unrelated business tax.

Senators Scrutinize Well-Endowed Colleges

Lawmakers ask 136 institutions with endowments of at least $500 million for information about how they set tuition, award financial aid, and spend from their funds.

Scrutiny From Many Sides

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

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

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

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

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.


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