Exempt Organizations - Private Letter Rulings and Determination Letters
The IRS will rule on the tax consequence of proposed changes to an organization's purposes or activities. Thus, if you are unsure about whether proposed changes are consistent with your status as a tax-exempt organization, you may want to request a private letter ruling or determination letter. (In some areas, the law requires that an organization obtain a ruling or determination letter from the IRS). Revenue Procedure 2011-4 (or latest update) provides procedures for such requests.