IRS To Investigate Nonprofit Salaries

“The IRS has announced an aggressive program to investigate the salaries of [nonprofit corporations’] executives and board members, some of which exceed $1 million annually. The government’s interest is twofold: It grants tax-exempt status to nonprofits, and the public contributes billions of dollars to those groups each year.” The $1 million salary figure will apparently serve as the unofficial red flag to investigators, who will then compare such salaries to those of comparable individuals in comparable organizations elsewhere.