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Online Courses for Exempt Organizations

The IRS provides on-line training for tax-exempt organizations and charitable organizations seeking tax-exempt status at The site includes information for new applicants; information to help existing exempt organizations maintain their exemption; and more in-depth topics.

If you are an educator in need of exempt organization testing material, please contact us.

New organizations seeking tax-exempt status can view the following:

The following courses are for newly-exempt organizations:

  • Tax-Exempt Status – How can you keep your 501(c)(3) exempt?
  • Unrelated Business Income – Does your organization generate taxable income?
  • Employment Issues – How should you treat your workers for tax purposes?
  • Form 990 – What records should your organization keep to prepare to file an accurate Form 990?
  • Required Disclosures – What items are open to public inspection and what disclosures are exempt organizations required to make?

Other in-depth topics at

You can complete the modules in any order and repeat them as many times as you like. The StayExempt site doesn't require registration and visitors remain anonymous.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 10-Jun-2015