Jane Searing

Shareholder, Clark Nuber PS

Jane is a tax shareholder with Clark Nuber, P.S. in Bellevue, Washington. She leads the firm's public charity and private foundation tax practice. Jane is a past chair and current associate member of the AICPA Exempt Organizations Technical Resources Panel. She served as chair of the panel during the years of the Form 990 redesign and continues to provide the IRS with input on continued improvements to the form. Jane also currently serves on the AICPA Tax Reform Task Force, and is a former member of the Tax Executive Committee. She specializes in issues of public disclosure, unrelated business income and excise tax planning for exempt organizations and their taxable subsidiaries, international financial transactions and compliance, as well as complex social venture structures and charitable giving strategies. She has extensive experience with IRS examinations, appeals, exemption applications, and ruling requests. Jane is a regular presenter at the AICPA National Not-For-Profit Conference; AICPA Non-Profit and Governmental National Conference, and co-chairs the AICPA Private Foundation Summit.

Writing credits include co-author and editor of the CCH Form 990 Compliance Guide, and Private Foundation Handbook and Compliance Guide by Clark Nuber; co-authored with Eve Borenstein the AICPA Form 990 training materials, Form 990: Mastering Its Unique Characteristics and Form 990: Exploring the Form's Complex Schedules; contributing author to The MBA Women's Guide to Success (chapter 2); and A Guide to Estate Planning For Parents of Children with Special Needs;, as well as numerous articles on tax issues affecting tax exempt organizations, private foundations, and charitable gift and estate planning. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a master's of science degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

Jane is a board member and Treasurer of Washington Women's Foundation, is Treasurer and board member of Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network (SPAN), serves on The Seattle Foundation's Professional Advisors Council, is a member of the AICPA, Washington Society of CPAs, serves as an advisor to the boards of Life Enrichment Options and Cycle the Wave Foundation, and is an alpine Special Olympics ski coach with the Skihawks racing team.

Jane lives in Issaquah, Washington with her husband and two boxers, Laila and Brandi. She has two adult children, and in addition to skiing enjoys hiking and running half-marathons.


Sessions

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Tax reform impacts Forms 990 and 990-T even though the IRS budget didn't allow 2017 revisions. We must not only study new code, but also interpret how changes should be reported. Organizations may More

We know that you can't attend every session. Share your ideas and learning throughout the event, then join this panel of industry experts as they recap the best and most current ideas that surface More

Private foundations were the creation of legislation enacted in 1969. This session focuses on the history and how current proposed legislation continues to have an impact on modern-day foundation' More

Self-dealing may be the least understood and most commonly triggered Chapter 42 penalty. It is what can go wrong when everyone is trying to do the right thing. This session will cover recent More