Federal and State Tax for Trade Associations

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Trade associations can enjoy tax-exempt status under federal and state law. Our Trade Associations tax attorneys focus much of their practice on representing organizations on tax-exemption compliance issues. Notably, the team includes a former chair of the Exempt Organization Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and several former IRS and other government officials. Our tax-related services include:

  • Securing IRS recognition of initial tax exemptions
  • Counseling with respect to unrelated business income
  • Structuring joint ventures
  • Drafting royalty, affinity, and sponsorship agreements
  • Structuring tax-exempt bond transactions
  • Counseling on Form 990 and related tax reporting and compliance matters
  • Representation in IRS or state audits