Parking lot tax refunds available to nonprofits


The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 retroactively repealed Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 512(a)(7), implemented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), Pub. L 115-97, which increased unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) by amounts paid or incurred for qualified transportation fringes. Congress had previously enacted this provision for amounts paid or incurred after December 31, 2017.

To claim a refund or credit of the UBIT reported on your Form 990-T for 2017 or 2018 under Section 512(a)(7), you can file an amended Form 990-T as described in the form’s instructions and write “Amended Return” at the top of Form 990-T. If the amended return is being filed only to claim a refund, credit, or adjust information due to the repeal of Section 512(a)(7), write “Amended Return – Section 512(a)(7) Repeal.” see the IRS guidance for more information.