Nonprofit Parking Tax Repealed: Impact on Tax Exempt Organizations

Nonprofit Parking Tax Repealed: Impact on Tax Exempt Organizations

By Kari Jolly, Senior Tax Associate | Not-for-Profit Team

Tax Exempt Organizations Expecting Refunds Due to the Nonprofit Parking Tax Repeal

On December 20, 2019, the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 (the “Act”), was signed into law, repealing a wildly unpopular provision of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) which assessed unrelated business income tax on charitable organizations for parking benefits provided to their employees. Internal Revenue Code 512(a)(7) is repealed to the time of enactment, paving the way for charitable organizations to recover taxes paid previously. Guidance from the IRS is expected regarding the process to apply for refunds.

Other Impacts

In addition to repeal of 512(a)(7), the Act also simplified the calculation of net investment income excise tax assessed to private foundations. IRC Section 4940(a) set forth a two-tiered system for calculating the excise tax at 1% or 2%, which is now replaced by a flat 1.39%.

The Not-For-Profit Opportunity Advisors at Keiter will provide updates regarding the refund application process as guidance becomes available. Stay tuned!

Questions on how these changes may impact your not for profit organization? Contact your Keiter representative or Email | Call 804.747.0000. We are here to help.

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About the Author

Kari is a Senior Tax Associate at Keiter. She dedicates the majority of her practice working with not-for-profit organizations, including foundations, educational institutions, and health and human welfare organizations. She is a member of the Firm’s Not-for-Profit team and frequently shares her tax insights on the Keiter blog.


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