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Rick Speizman, National Partner-In-Charge, KPMG to Speak at KC’s Event on How to Avoid Revocation of Exempt Status on 12/15/2008

New York, NY, October 10, 2008 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Rick Speizman, National Partner-In-Charge of KPMG’s Exempt Organizations Tax Practice (ExoTax) will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “How to Avoid Revocation of Exempt Status”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on Monday, December 15, 2008, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Treasury Decision 9390 was issued on March 28, 2008 by the Department of Treasury. Among its provisions include the final regulations that enumerate substantive requirements for tax exemption of organizations, including measures these organizations should adopt in order to maintain their tax exempt status. To continuously enjoy this, educational, charitable and other non-profit organizations should operate with the public interest in view. These organizations should familiarize themselves of this development to avoid revocation of their exempt status.

The Knowledge Congress assembles a panel of experts to fully discus what this new regulation is all about. Keynote speakers from leading industries and government regulators are scheduled to speak in this two-hour teleconference and webinar.

About Rick Speizman

Richard (Rick) A. Speizman is based in KPMG LLP’s Washington National Tax office and is the National Partner-In-Charge of KPMG’s Exempt Organizations Tax Practice or “ExoTax”. KPMG’s ExoTax practice assists clients with all types of tax matters, from compliance to consulting. Mr. Speizman joined KPMG in 1994. Prior to joining KPMG, he spent 11 years with the national tax practice of another “big four” accounting firm. Mr. Speizman serves clients around the country, and speaks and writes frequently on tax-exempt organization tax matters.

About KPMG

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 148 countries and has more than 113,000 professionals working in member firms around the world.

Its purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of its clients, people, and the capital markets. KPMG's member firms aim to provide clients with a globally consistent set of multidisciplinary financial and accounting services, based on deep industry knowledge.

KPMG plays an important role in the capital markets, and are highly active in supporting positive reform within its industry to strengthen credibility and confidence. They believe corporate social responsibility is at the heart of all great organizations, and are committed to making a real difference to the communities in which it operates.

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