Kelly Hart’s Nonprofit Organizations attorneys counsel nonprofit organizations concerning obtaining and maintaining exemptions from federal income tax, state franchise tax, sales and use tax, and ad valorem tax. We assist in compliance with Internal Revenue Code provisions and IRS rulings, Treasury Regulations, judicial decisions, state tax statutes, and administrative regulations. We advise private foundations concerning compliance with private foundation rules, nonprofit organizations concerning unrelated business income issues and lobbying and political activity issues, and public charities concerning planning to avoid private inurement/intermediate sanctions. When necessary, we seek IRS rulings concerning the effect of proposed transactions or activities upon the tax-exempt status of a client. We also represent clients in IRS audits and appeals regarding their tax-exempt status and other tax-exempt matters.