Development & Exempt Organizations

Helping tax-exempt organizations deliver lasting value.

Timothy A. Stiles

Timothy A. Stiles

Partner, International Development Assistance, KPMG (US)

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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.

Latest news and insights

Threading the Needle

A culmination of industry interviews, non-government organization inputs, and desk research, this report highlights practical examples for companies in the sector and beyond, grappling with how to integrate the SDGs into their core business and global supply chain.

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.

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International Tax-Exempt Services

Addressing the needs of our not-for-profit clients that demonstrate an increasing interest in globalization.

International Development Assistance

Create sustainable change and effective service delivery.