EO Update October 15, 2009
Issue Number: 2009-15
Inside This Issue
- FAQs About New User Fees
- New Video Series Helps EOs Understand Redesigned Form 990 Requirements
- Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations
- Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Donors
- Political Organizations May Need to Upgrade Browsers to Use Filing System
1. FAQs about New User Fees
The IRS recently announced that it will be raising the fees for organizations applying for tax-exempt status. The new application fees for Forms 1023, 1024, 1028 and for group exemption letters will take effect for all applications postmarked after January 3, 2010. Review these frequently asked questions and answers to get more information about the new fees.
2. New Video Series Helps EOs Understand Redesigned Form 990 Requirements
IRS Exempt Organizations has launched a new case study and video program to help exempt organizations and their tax preparers better understand the newly revised Form 990 series which must be filed for the 2008 tax year.
The case study includes a set of facts describing organizational and financial aspects of a hypothetical exempt organization, and a completed Form 990 based on those facts. A video series walks you through key reporting issues common to most organizations required to file Form 990.
3. Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations
The annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations will be held on November 19-20, 2009 at the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The two-day program for tax professionals and organization executives is jointly sponsored by IRS Exempt Organizations and Loyola Law School. Register by October 23 to qualify for the "super saver" registration fee.
4. Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Donors
Are you interested in providing assistance to victims of the recent floods, tsunamis, earthquakes and other disasters? Get the latest information about providing disaster relief through charitable organizations here.
5. Political Organizations May Need to Upgrade Browsers to Use Filing System
In an effort to provide political organizations the most secure connection when filing their Forms 8871 or 8872, the IRS is raising its minimum encryption standard for browser connections to SSL-3 Strong Encryption (SSL 128). This change will take effect prior to the November 20 filing date. While the current versions of most Web browsers provide support for strong encryption, some older versions may not support the new encryption standard. Learn how to upgrade your browser if your current browser does not meet the new encryption standard.