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, Loyola Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations, 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 of Science degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Jane is Treasurer and board member of Washington Women’s Foundation, 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 board of Life Enrichment Options.

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

This session will provide a review of updated Form 990-T and filing issues related to tax reform - what's left, what was repealed, guidance (or lack thereof), and international issues.

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This session will provide a very practical overview of the 10 most significant and common private foundation reporting and operational errors made by managers. This session is designed to be More

Conversational and interactive discussion of Form 990, Part VI (Governance) and Schedule L (Interested Parties). Policies, Potential Conflicts of Interest

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Case studies with transactions that result in self-dealing will illustrate how to identify and correct such acts. The session will focus on ideas for avoiding the unforgivable penalties, using More

This session provides practical and detailed discussion of the most complex and interesting filing issues our tax experts have worked through in the past year. This session will be interactive. More