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Exempt Organizations Public Disclosure - Obtaining Copies of Documents from IRS

How can one get a copy of an organization's exemption application or annual information return from the IRS?

To request a copy of either the exemption application (including all supporting documents) or the annual information or tax return, submit Form 4506-A, Request for Public Inspection or Copy of Exempt Organization IRS Form. Mail the form to the applicable IRS office listed below:

IF you want...  THEN file Form 4506-A with...
A copy of an exemption application  Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Correspondence Unit
P.O. Box 2508, Room 4024
Cincinnati, OH  45201
Fax: 513-263-3434
A copy of a return, report or notice

Internal Revenue Service
RAIVS Unit Mail Stop 6716
Ogden, UT  84201
Fax: 801-620-7896

To inspect a return, report, notice or exemption application at an IRS office* Internal Revenue Service
Disclosure Scanning Operation - Stop 93A
P.O. Box 621506
Atlanta, GA 30362-3006
To inspect a return, report, notice or exemption application at IRS National Headquarters. Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Freedom of Information
Reading Room
1111 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20224

*Note - The office handling your request will contact you to schedule an appointment when the item is available for inspection.

You may also purchase copies of scanned Forms 990, 990-EZ for IRC section 501(c)(3) organizations, and all 990-PF returns on CD-Rom from the Ogden Submission Processing Center.

In addition, notices of status under section 527(i) are generally available for inspection and printing from the Internet at www.irs.gov/polorgs . If an organization wants a complete copy of its Form 990 (one that includes donor information), it can file Form 4506Request for Copy of Tax Return. There is a fee of $57.00 for each return copy.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 20-Mar-2014