May 16, 2012 Congressional Hearing on Tax-Exempt Organizations 

    Published July 31, 2012

    On May 16, 2012, the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means held the first in a series of hearings on tax-exempt organizations, including the current IRS compliance initiative related to universities, recently enacted reporting requirements for tax-exempt hospitals, recent efforts by tax-exempt organizations to design and implement good governance standards, and taxpayer involvement in redesigning the Form 990.

    Those invited to testify at the hearing included:

    Mr. Roger Colinvaux
    Associate Professor, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America

    Ms. Diana Aviv
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Independent Sector

    Ms. Joanne M. DeStefano
    Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Cornell University, testifying on behalf of the National Association of College and University Business Officers

    Mr. Michael Regier
    Senior Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs, VHA Inc.

    Mr. Bruce R. Hopkins
    Senior Partner, Polsinelli Shughart

    More information, including the hearing advisory and testimony of each of the witnesses are on the Ways and Means website.

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