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Frank D. Giardini, Managing Director- ETAS, WTAS LLC to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast on Form 990 in 2010: What We've Learned (Practical Guidance)


New York, NY, February 27, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Frank D. Giardini, Managing Director- ETAS, WTAS LLC will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Form 990 in 2010: What We've Learned (Practical Guidance)”. This two-hour event is scheduled on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2010_Form_990.html)

Event Synopsis

Nearly all organizations exempt from federal income tax who are required to file the annual Form 990 tax return have now done so using the 208 version promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service in 2008. The form and its instructions run over 300 pages. Much has been learned about the financial and governance requirements of the form. This presentation brings attendees up-to-date on the newest and latest experience and expertise in dealing with the new Form 990.

About Frank D. 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 PricewaterhouseCoopers 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
Taxable 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.

About WTAS LLC

WTAS is one of the largest independent firms (unaffiliated with an auditing firm) focused on providing a wide range of tax, valuation, financial advisory and related consulting services. Their practice consists of approximately 500 personnel located in 14 major cities throughout the United States. WTAS encompasses top advisors, many with multiple professional credentials, better enabling them to provide their clients with integrated solutions.

For more information about Frank D. Giardini and WTAS, please visit: www.wtas.com.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcast that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org

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