IRS Nonprofit Guidelines

December 11th, 2009 | Income Approach & Methods | Medicare | Reasonable Comp | Valuing Goodwill

The IRS has posted a Guide Sheet for Examining Agents to be used in audits of tax-exempt entities, including hospitals. Of particular note are items 13 and 14 with respect to approval of compensation arrangements.

Payments to existing physician staff members (or physicians already located in the catchment area) such as those based on replication cost of Intangibles in a practice acquisition where the Income Approach shows no value could run the risk of being considered as compensation. Something to think about.

Meanwhile, "back at the ranch," the instructor in Fair Market Value 101 is asking the students: "How many of you would pay $500,000 to replicate a business from which business you could earn no income?" Sampling of answers to follow…

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