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EO Update September 10, 2008

Issue 2008-13

In This Issue:


1. IRS Announces Elimination of Advance Ruling Process
2. 2008 Form 990-EZ Instructions Instructions Issued
3. Disaster Relief Updates


1. IRS Announces Elimination of Advance Ruling Process

The Internal Revenue Service published temporary Income Tax Regulations eliminating the advance ruling process for organizations seeking classification as "publicly supported" charities.  Read the FAQs and other information on IRS.gov


2.  2008 Form 990-EZ Instructions Instructions Issued

The Internal Revenue Service has released instructions for filing the 2008 Form 990-EZ.  The new form is mostly unchanged; however, it has been updated to include certain schedules from the new Form 990, which replace previously unstructured attachments.  A Background Paper - 990-EZ is also available. 

Filing thresholds for Form 990-EZ  have been significantly increased for 2008 and later years to allow organizations time to adjust to the new Form 990. Review the filing thresholds to determine whether an organization is eligible to file Form 990-EZ or must file the new Form 990 for 2008.


3.  Disaster Relief Updates

Review the latest disaster declarations and find other information about helping disaster victims through charitable organizations.

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