Complex tax issues can affect tax-exempt organizations, and Benesch's Not-for-Profit Team is able to assist when those issues arise. With respect to the first stage in the life of a tax-exempt organization, we provide guidance on optimal structure and assist not-for-profit clients in the formation of the organization and preparation of the tax exemption application. We also advise tax-exempt organizations on operational issues, such as unrelated business income tax issues, reasonable compensation issues and excise tax issues. Benesch's Not-for-Profit Team also advises clients on charitable contribution, charitable solicitation and fundraising compliance, as well as in audits and controversies and interacts on behalf of clients with the IRS and other governmental agencies.