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Frank Giardini, Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Exempt Tax Practice, WTAS LLC to Speak at KC’s Event on Form 990 Update on 11/7/2008

New York, NY, September 27, 2008 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Frank Giardini, Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Exempt Tax Practice, WTAS LLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “Form 990 Update”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on November 7th, 2008, Friday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

A new version of Form 990 was issued by the IRS to be used for returns filed in 2009. It is said to offer more reliable information on an affected organization’s operations to determine non-compliance, minimize burden on the filing organization and enhance transparency. Form 990 must be thoroughly understood in order to maximize the potential advantages and minimize some of its implementation challenges. The question is: how can the non-profit sector cope up with this new form?

The Knowledge Congress is producing a follow up to its highly successful webinar in March. This new event will update attendees on the realities of 990 as they exist in the current environment as well as discuss the significant & substantive aspects of this form. The panel will present their findings, which include “Best Practices” in a two-hour Live webinar.

About Frank Giardini

Mr. Giardini is the Managing Director of WTAS’ Mid-Atlantic Exempt Tax Practice with more than 25 years of client advising experience. He is a former Tax Managing Director with KPMG and Pricewaterhouse Coopers and has significant experience with clients in the higher education and health care industries. His clients have included many of the largest private foundations and other tax exempt organizations in the Mid-Atlantic area including National Geographic Society, Freedom Forum, Inc., American University, William Penn Foundation, Sarah Scaife Foundation, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Johns Hopkins University, Upper Chesapeake Health System, Gettysburg College and Jefferson Health System, Inc.

Frank’s specific areas of tax and business expertise encompass: Intermediate Sanctions Planning and Compliance; University based Technology Transfer; Executive Compensation; Employment Classification and Compensation; Nonresident Alien Taxation; Unrelated Business Tax Planning; Fundraising; Tax aspects of Student Financial Aid andTaxable subsidiaries.

Frank is a 1978 graduate of LaSalle University (B.S. Accounting) and has a MS (Tax) from Villanova University. He is a licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing jurisdictions.

Mr. Giardini is a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce where he served as president. He is a frequent speaker with the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers on various tax topics.


WTAS is one of the largest national independent firms (unaffiliated with an auditing firm) focused on providing a wide range of tax, valuation, financial advisory and related consulting services. Its practice consists of approximately 500 personnel located in thirteen major cities throughout the United States. WTAS encompasses top advisors, many with multiple professional credentials, better enabling them to provide thier clients with integrated solutions. WTAS specialize in full service individual and business entity tax compliance and consulting.

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