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CCH Presents Audio Seminar: Federal Taxation of the Political Process, Participants and Political Money

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., August 12, 2008) – With the national party conventions and presidential election just around the corner, CCH takes a look at the special tax rules surrounding various political organizations in a two-hour audio seminar entitled Federal Taxation of the Political Process, Participants and Political Money, on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. Eastern; noon Central, 10 a.m. Pacific ( CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services.

Presented by highly regarded practitioners, Kip Dellinger, CPA and Royal Dellinger, CPA, CVA, the session provides a practical review of the applicable tax rules for practitioners advising candidates, officeholders and political organizations, including those who may be associated with exempt clients. The program will address the tax rules, computations and filing aspects of political organizations, with focus on compliance with the tax reporting regime of Code Section 527.

“Navigating the world of political money and its tax ramifications can be a daunting task,” said CCH Seminar Manager Joseph Gornick. “Kip and Royal Dellinger will help any practitioner confronted with a client subject to taxation of the political process in this insightful and timely audio seminar.”

Program Agenda

Attendees of the audio seminar will gain a practical awareness of how the political process is taxed; an understanding of the tax rules and issues for the various types of political organizations; and knowledge of the types of activities a political organization can engage in without losing exempt status.

Among the topics to be addressed are:

  • Types of Political Organizations (candidates, party organizations, political action committees, charities or corporations engaged in lobbying, etc.);
  • How Political Organizations Are Taxed;
  • Filing Requirements;
  • Political Expenditures;
  • Lobbying Expenditure Deduction Limitations of For-Profit Entities;
  • Taxation of Political Consulting, Advertising, Lobbying Activities;
  • Tax Exempt Charitable Organizations: Political and Legislative Activities;
  • Tax Exempt Non-Charitable Organizations: Political and Legislative Activities;
  • Tax Treatment of Contributions to or for Political Activities;
  • Political Money Primer;
  • Federal Election Rules: Overview; and
  • State and Local Election Overview.

The session will include ample opportunity for participants to ask their most pressing questions to the speakers.

How the Audio Seminar Works

CCH’s live audio seminars require nothing more than a telephone connection. For the $249 per-site fee, an unlimited number of listeners at a site can participate and get up to speed and in-the-know on important tax and accounting topics.

CPE Credit

Two hours of CPE credit are also available for the seminar for an additional $25 for each person wishing to receive a CPE certificate for participation in the seminar.

Special Bonus

Along with detailed handout materials, each site registering for this audio seminar will receive a free issue of CCH’s TAXES: The Tax Magazine as a special bonus.

How to Register

To register online using a credit card, go to To register by phone, call CCH Customer Service at 1-800-775-7654. For more information, go to

About the Speakers

Arthur J. (Kip) Dellinger, Jr., CPA is Managing Director of Dellinger & Associates, a division of Kallman and Co. LLP, CPAs, in Los Angeles. Dellinger currently serves as Chair of the AICPA Tax Division’s Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee and is Immediate Past Chair of the California CPA Society’s Los Angeles Committee on Taxation. Dellinger has extensive experience involving sophisticated income tax planning and handling of tax controversy matters for high-income individuals, family-owned and closely-held businesses, fiduciaries and estates. His industry experience includes manufacturing, entertainment, and real estate developers and investors.

Dellinger is the author of the online resource, Federal Tax Practice Standards, for CCH’s Tax Practice & Procedure Library. He is also the author of several books, including Practical Guide to Federal Tax Practice Standards, Offer in Compromise Process: Insights and Strategies, and Innocent Spouse Relief: Insights and Strategies. Dellinger has written more than two dozen articles relating to substantive tax procedure and tax administrative policy matters for leading national tax and legal publications, and is a regular speaker at numerous national and state conferences, institutes and other professional meetings.

Royal Dellinger, CPA, CVA , provides consulting services in the areas of valuation of closely-held non-public companies, reconstruction and analysis of financial reporting and accounting records and litigation support. Previously, he was National Consulting Manager with Kenneth Leventhal & Co., where he founded and managed the firm's workout consulting practice. He also formerly served as a Vice President of The Jefferson Group, a government affairs firm, where he established a highly specialized ERISA consulting practice and represented clients before Congress and executive agencies. He also co-founded the firm of Dellinger and Dellinger in Los Angeles and is still associated with the firm.

Dellinger chaired the International Pension Insurers Conference, was a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, the President's Commission on Domestic Steel Production and many other Working Groups and Advisory boards during his government service. In addition, he has authored many articles, lectures and books.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CorpSystem®, CCH® Tax Research NetWork™, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,544 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit

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EDITORS’ NOTE: Members of press can attend this audio seminar for free by contacting Brenda Au (; 847-267-2046) or Leslie Bonacum (; 847-267-7153).



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