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Use Form 4506-A to request under section 6104:
A copy of an exempt or political organization's return, report, notice, or exemption application, or
An inspection of a return, report, notice, or exemption application at an IRS office.
You do not have to complete Form 4506-A to get copies of the following forms.
Form 8871, Political Organization Notice of Section 527 Status, and Form 8872, Political Organization Report of Contributions and Expenditures, are available for inspection and printing from the Internet. The website address for both forms is www.irs.gov/polorgs.
Exempt or political organizations must make their returns, reports, notices, and exempt applications available for public inspection. You can visit the organization to inspect the material instead of requesting it from the IRS. The organization may be able to mail the copies to you.
You may request images of Form 990-N (e-Postcard), for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or 990-EZ, filings at www.irs.gov/app/ePostcard.
If you want to determine if charitable contributions are deductible, use EO Select Check, www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organizations-Select-Check.
The IRS can provide copies of exempt organization returns on DVD. Requesters can order the complete set (for example, all Forms 990 and 990-EZ or all Forms 990-PF filed for a year) or a partial set by state or by month. If you are ordering a partial set on DVD, indicate the format (Alchemy or raw), state(s), and month(s) you are ordering. Sample DVD requests are not available for individual states. DVDs and sample DVDs are not available for individual exempt organizations. Complete information, including the cost, is available on the IRS website. Search Copies of Scanned EO Returns Available at www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Copies-of-Scanned-EO-Returns-Available.
You may inspect a return, report, notice, or exemption application at an IRS office free of charge.
If you want a photocopy of a return, report, notice, or an exemption application, see the chart below.
The IRS will send you a bill for the photocopy cost. If your cost is over $250, we will ask for payment in advance.
|IF you are. . .||THEN the charge for paper copies is . . .|
|A commercial user||$ .20 per page|
|An educational institution, media, non-commercial scientific institution, or all other requesters||First 100 pages free,
$ .20 per page thereafter
DVD requests and sample DVD requests must be prepaid. Please include your payment with your request. Search Copies of Scanned EO Returns Available at www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Copies-of-Scanned-EO-Returns-Available for the cost of DVDs and sample DVDs. A check or money order for the fee should be payable to “United States Treasury.”
Use the following chart to determine where to fax or mail (depending on the service needed) Form 4506-A.
|IF you want . . .||THEN file Form 4506-A
with the . . .
|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
|A copy of an exemption application, Form 1023, Form 1024, Determination Letter, or updated Determination Letter (includes all supporting documents)||Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Correspondence Unit
P.O. Box 2508, Room 4024
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Fax no. 513-263-3434
|A copy of a return,
report, or notice
|Internal Revenue Service
RAIVS Unit MS: 6716
Ogden, UT 84201
Fax no. 801-620-7896
*The office handling your request will contact you to schedule an appointment when the item is available for inspection.
For each applicable form, check the box(es) for the item(s) you are requesting. You may request more than one form. For each form requested, check either the copy, inspection, DVD, or sample DVD box and enter the specific tax year(s) or period(s) as indicated. If ordering a partial set on DVD or sample DVD, indicate the format, state(s), and month(s) requested. If ordering a sample DVD, check the sample DVD box, indicate the format, and write in the calendar year(s). Sample DVD requests are not available for individual states. Individual state DVDs are only available in Alchemy format.
Tax returns are generally available only for 7 years from filing before they are destroyed in accordance with applicable provisions of law.
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