Development & exempt organizations

Helping tax-exempt organizations deliver lasting value.

Mark Fitzgerald

Mark Fitzgerald

Principal, Tax, KPMG US

+1 703-286-6577

Take advantage of tax-exempt status

Tax-exempt status: It brings obvious advantages, yet significant challenges.

How can you effectively maintain compliance with constantly changing rules and regulations? How can you seize business opportunities in an increasingly complex, competitive and global environment?

KPMG’s Development & Exempt Organizations (DEO) professionals understand the unique rules and regulations that apply to tax-exempt organizations, and also understand that every non-profit is also a business. We help tax-exempt organizations and their for-profit affiliates manage risks and drive compliance while capitalizing on new opportunities and navigating ever-changing challenges.

Our DEO practice supports tax-exempt organizations across five sectors:

  • Exempt healthcare
  • Higher education
  • Development and government
  • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and private foundations
  • Commercial


  • We have been one of the leaders in the Development & Exempt arena for more than 20 years.
  • Our global network of dedicated professionals includes past IRS officials, tax professionals, sector-leading advisers and accountants.
  • Our U.S. teams are strongly connected to KPMG International's network of member firms in more than 150 countries.



KPMG’s Exempt Healthcare Tax Brief video series


U.S. Tax Reform’s Impact on Exempt Organizations

In the first installment of KPMG’s Development & Exempt Organizations (DEO) practice’s ongoing series devoted to tax items that may potentially affect exempt organizations, we discuss the impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act on tax exempt organizations.



Resources and insights

University Excise Tax and Net Investment Income
Proposed regulations have bee released for tax code Section 4968, which imposes an excise tax of 1.4% on the net investment income of certain private colleges and universities with large endowments valued at $500,000 or more per student.
Threading the needle
Weaving the Sustainable Development Goals into the textile, retail, and apparel industry.
What Tax-Exempt Organizations Need to Know About Wayfair
What tax-exempt organizations need to know about the Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair
An Excess of Uncertainty: The New Tax on Tax-Exempt Compensation
Learn about the new excise tax imposed on remuneration exceeding $1 million paid by tax-exempt organizations to some employees in this Tax Notes article.
Long-term value creation lexicon
Reference our handy lexicon of the common terminology that is typically used as a baseline for corporations in developing their corporate social and environmental impact strategies.
International Tax-Exempt Services
Addressing the needs of our not-for-profit clients that demonstrate an increasing interest in globalization.


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