Stacy Cullen, JD, LLM, is a director in Aronson’s Nonprofit and Associations Services Group.
Stacy has a wealth of experience assisting clients with all aspects of the Forms 990, 990-T and 990-PF and provides advice on tax issues that are pertinent to not-for-profit entities such as unrelated business taxable income, tax-exempt structural issues, state charitable registrations, international employee compensation and benefits, lobbying expenditures, public support tests, supporting organizations and the use of tax-exempt bonds and related issues. Stacy has experience with private foundations including advising on qualifying distributions, excise tax, charitable use assets and self-dealing regulations. Further, Stacy has an excellent track record of working with the IRS both during IRS audits of nonprofits and to abate penalties that have been assessed. Stacy frequently presents to the Board of Directors and Audit Committees on tax issues impacting nonprofit organizations.
Prior to joining Aronson, Stacy was the Director of Nonprofit Tax Services at a regional accounting firm where she assisted over 175 nonprofit clients with all their tax needs. Stacy began her career with Deloitte Tax. During her 10 years with Deloitte she worked in mergers and acquisitions, tax controversy, information reporting, and anti-money laundering before specializing in non-profit tax advising.
Stacy entered into public accounting after completing her law degree at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and her LLM in Taxation from the University of Florida. Stacy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University.