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.