The IRS just announced that Kansas City CPA Mike Engle, from the firm BKD, will join the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). ACT presents reports and recommendations to IRS leadership, and includes ten practitioners from a variety of exempt organization backgrounds.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mike for several years, and have found him extremely knowledgeable about EO issues. An old expression is “CPAs wear gray,” as in bland and hide-bound, but I’ve always found Mike receptive to exploring new ideas and structures in exempt organizations. His biggest concern, as it should be, is that the organizations comply with the rules, but he also takes the time to explain why the rules exist and how they’re interpreted.
Congratulations to Mike Engle.