Confirming a Charity’s Exempt Status Just Got Easier

January 25, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in IRS, News

If you have ever gone to the IRS website to confirm a charity’s tax-exempt status, you know that it was not very user-friendly. The IRS took notice and has just established an improved searchable database.

The new site includes the ability to search for: a charity’s status using its EIN; organizations that have filed a Form 990-N (the e-Postcard); and organizations whose exemption has been automatically revoked for failure to file Form 990 three years in succession. The IRS promises that the database will be updated monthly instead of quarterly, which will help keep the list current.

If you need help using the database, the IRS provides search tips to get you started. Looking for more to do on the IRS website? Check out the IRS’ list of Top 10 Helpful Features on the IRS Website.

NOTE: The information contained herein is not intended to be legal advice and the reader should know that no Attorney-Client relationship or privilege is formed by the posting or reading of this article which is also not intended to solicit business.

Casey Summar, Partner, The Law Firm for Non-Profits, 4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd, #306, Studio City, CA 91607

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