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Credit counseling compliance project questions and answers

  1. What is the credit counseling compliance project?
  2. Why is the IRS focusing on credit counseling?
  3. What guidance does IRS provide to help credit counseling organizations determine whether their educational purpose is sufficient to obtain or preserve tax exemption under section 501(c)(3)?
  4. How many credit counseling organizations has the IRS examined?
  5. What has the IRS found during its investigation of the credit counseling industry?
  6. What has the IRS done to stop abuses in the credit counseling industry?
  7. Is the IRS still giving tax-exempt status to credit counseling organizations? If so, what steps is it taking to ensure that a credit counseling organization meets all the requirements for tax exemption?
  8. What is the IRS doing to increase the public’s awareness of abusive credit counseling organizations?

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