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Benjamin Grosz, Attorney, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered to Speak at KC’s Understanding Form 990 for True Nonprofit Transparency Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 05, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Benjamin Grosz, Attorney will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding Form 990 for True Nonprofit Transparency Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 9, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Benjamin Grosz

Benjamin L. Grosz is an associate with Ivins, Phillips & Barker, where he advises clients on a broad range of federal income, estate and gift tax planning matters, as well as employee benefits issues. His estate planning practice consists of advising clients with regard to tax, gifting, charitable and estate planning strategies to help them efficiently and effectively achieve their charitable and family objectives, and then assisting in the implementation of clients’ plans using testamentary documents, trusts, charitable giving, intra-family loans and family business entities. Ben regularly drafts estate planning documents, including wills, financial powers of attorney, advance medical directives, and various trusts; he also has experience planning with retirement plan assets and life insurance, drafting buy-sell agreements, structuring settlements, administering estates, and with probate matters.

Ben represents private foundations, public charities, and other nonprofits (as well as individuals and other entities) before the IRS, and provides tax and legal compliance advice. He also advises boards of directors and the management of nonprofits and performs “legal health checkups” for tax-exempt organizations. Besides being a counselor to nonprofits, he has served as an officer or director for tax-exempt organizations.

Ben earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia (magna cum laude and elected Phi Beta Kappa), an Executive Certificate from Georgetown University, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He has spoken to the American Bar Association, the D.C. Bar, and the Tax Executives Institute, and has written about the charitable deduction tax rules for the Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal.

About Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered

Ivins, Phillips & Barker, founded by two of the original judges on the United States Tax Court in 1935, is the leading law of federal income tax, employee benefits and estate and gift tax law. The firm’s lawyers are nationally recognized to be among the best and brightest in the country. Our decades of focus on the intricacies of the Internal Revenue Code have led numerous Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller companies, tax exempt organizations, and high net worth individuals to rely on the firm for answers to the most complicated and sophisticated tax planning problems as well as for complex tax litigation.

In the nonprofit arena, Ivins, Phillips & Barker represents charitable and other tax-exempt organizations on the full range of legal and operational issues that they confront – including the increasingly complex tax compliance challenges that have arisen as Congress and the IRS have focused their scrutiny on the nonprofit sector in recent years. The firm also advises private individuals on their planned giving strategies, helping them structure charitable gifts and bequests in the manner than most effectively implements their philanthropic goals and donor intent while maximizing the potential tax benefits.

Event Synopsis:

Nonprofit stakeholders include donors, board directors and trustees, but most importantly, the populations served by the nonprofit mission. Form 990 continues to be a top tool used by federal and state regulators, the media, and grant makers to assess whether nonprofits work effectively and efficiently to fulfill their qualified exempt purposes and serve the social good. In this Nonprofit Form 990 live webcast, a panel of recognized professionals will share current insights and developments:

- How transparency demonstrates accountability to donors and regulators
- Highlights of an actual Form 990 and key 990 Schedules
- Typical differences between Form 990 and audited financial statements for a fiscal year
- Insights from real field examinations, desk audits, and emerging trends
- Live interactive Q&A session

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