IRS INITIATIVE EYES TAX-EXEMPT GROUPS’ COMPENSATION:  The Internal Revenue Service has started a new enforcement effort to identify and halt abuses by tax-exempt organizations that pay excessive compensation and benefits to their officers and other insiders.

As part of the Tax Exempt Compensation Enforcement Project, the agency will contact nearly 2,000 charities and foundations to seek more information about their compensation practices and procedures. The IRS said that the enforcement project will consist of examinations as well as other contacts.

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