Tax Exempt Organizations

Foulston Siefkin provides comprehensive tax planning and advocacy services to tax exempt organizations. Our federal income tax counseling and planning services deal with all organizational and operational aspects of obtaining and maintaining tax exemption, including public charity status, and planning for appropriate operation of unrelated business activities. Our representation includes advice on strategies for the defense of audits, dealings with examining agents, obtaining private letter rulings from the IRS National Office, and representing clients through the administrative appellate process. Locally, our attorneys represent tax exempt organizations across the state in a wide range of property, sales, and other tax exemption issues.

Our attorneys have extensive litigation experience in federal courts across the country, including the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals.

We assist tax exempt organizations and their development officers on current and deferred charitable giving matters, including gifts of cash, appreciated land or securities, personal residences, and other forms of real and personal property. We also work with clients and prospective donees in planned giving transactions using charitable remainder unitrusts and annuity trusts, charitable lead trusts, and pooled income funds.
Areas of Representation
Applicants for Tax Exemption
Mergers and Aquisitions
Real Estate
For Profit/UBI Activities
Entity Formation
Tax Counseling & Planning
Tax Audits
Employee Benefit Planning
Employment and Excise Taxes
Property Tax Exemption
Federal, State & Local Tax Litigation
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Arthritis Research Foundation

Catholic Diocese of Dodge City

Catholic Diocese of Wichita

Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation

Envision, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc.

Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, Inc.

Hays Medical Center, Inc.

Heartspring, Inc.

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center

Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.

Kansas Park Trust, Inc.

KPTS, Inc. (KPTS Channel 8)

Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas, Inc.

Sedgwick County Zoological Society, Inc.

Sports Car Club of America, Inc.

Starkey, Inc.

Sterling College

Stormont-Vail Healthcare, Inc.

Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital

TFI Family Services, Inc.

United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, Inc.

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc.

Via Christi Health

Wichita Area Builders Association

Wichita Area Technical College

Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care, Inc.

Wichita Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Wichita Technology Corporation

Wilson Medical Center Foundation

  • Assisted numerous tax-exempt organizations (public charities, private foundations, social welfare organizations, employee organizations, associations, recreational organizations, etc.) with formation and obtaining tax-exempt status.

  • Assisted numerous tax-exempt organizations in structuring joint ventures and developing for-profit and tax-exempt subsidiaries.

  • Successfully defended IRS challenges involving revocation of exempt status, unrelated business income tax, inurement/private benefit, and attempts to collapse for-profit and tax-exempt entities.

  • Assisted numerous charitable organizations with acquisition, disposition, and licensing issues involving both for-profit and tax-exempt activities.