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Jul 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The IRS Isn't the Only One Monitoring Your Exempt Hospital

As discussed in my previous blog post, the IRS is ramping up compliance audits of governmental hospitals who are exempt under 501(c)3. However, the IRS isn’t the only one monitoring your tax-exempt hospital. Other organizations have started policing these requirements.

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Topics: IRS, 501(r), 501(c)3

Nov 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Community Health Needs Assessment Section of IRS Form 990 Gets Significant Update

Non-profit hospitals should take notice of changes the IRS has made in its Draft 2014 Form 990 Schedule H. The IRS is trying to make its Schedule H more closely mirror requirements in the Affordable Care Act, section 501(r). In particular, the updated draft form requires more commentary so that the IRS can get quicker visibility into whether hospitals are living up to the true purpose of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) regulations. Here are some key points to note in the updated form:
 
More specificity in check-the-box questions
 
501(r) details that a hospital must adopt an implementation strategy to meet the needs identified in the CHNA by the end of the same taxable year in which the CHNA was conducted. The Draft Schedule H now asks for the tax year in which the CHNA was adopted and either a link to or a copy of the implementation strategy. This updated draft also provides clarity to the IRS about allowable exceptions that might be missed in a simple review of previous forms.

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Topics: Healthcare, IRS, Schedule H