Stephen Clarke is executive director of Exempt Organization Tax Services at Ernst and Young LLP, where he provides tax advisory and compliance services to tax-exempt healthcare organizations and other nonprofits across the country. Before joining Ernst and Young, Mr. Clarke was a tax law specialist, project manager and guidance group manager with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations division. At the IRS, Clarke served as the project manager for the 2008 redesign of Form 990, the information return filed annually by charities and other exempt organizations, and also served on the team that developed Form 990, Schedule H.
Prior to joining the IRS in 2005, Mr. Clarke worked as an attorney with Gammon & Grange, P.C., a law firm in northern Virginia, where he served tax-exempt organizations, radio broadcasters, and trust and estate clients since 1996.
Throughout his career he has worked with nonprofit organizations, helping them to understand and comply with tax and other regulatory requirements while also helping them to meet their charitable goals. He has served on the board of Good Samaritan Advocates, a nonprofit organization providing pro bono legal services to low-income persons, since 2004.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College in Illinois and his juris doctorate from the College of William and Mary School of Law. He is an active member of the Virginia bar.