Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2013-1 

January 2, 2013 

Announcement 2013-1

Cumulative List of Announcements Relating to Section 7428(c) Validation of Certain Contributions Made During Pendency of Declaratory Judgment Proceedings from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012


The following is a cumulative listing of names of organizations that are presently challenging, under section 7428 of the Internal Revenue Code, the revocation of their status as organizations entitled to receive deductible contributions in declaratory judgment suits in the Tax Court, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, or the United States Court of Federal Claims. The purpose of this announcement is to inform potential donors to these organizations of the protection under 7428(c) for certain contributions made during the litigation period.

Protection under section 7428(c) of the Code begins on the date that the notice of revocation is published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin and ends on the date on which a court first determines that an organization is not described in section 170(c)(2), as more particularly set forth in section 7428(c)(1). In the case of individual contributors, the maximum amount of contributions protected during this period is limited to $1,000.00, with a husband and wife being treated as one contributor. This protection is not extended to any individual who was responsible, in whole or in part, for the acts or omissions of the organization that were the basis for the revocation. This protection also applies (but without limitation as to amount) to organizations described in section 170(c)(2) which are exempt from tax under section 501(a). If the organization ultimately prevails in its declaratory judgment suit, deductibility of contributions would be subject to the normal limitations set forth under section 170.

I. Notice of Disposition of Declaratory Judgment Proceedings under Section 7428

The organizations listed below continue to be involved in a pending declaratory judgment suit under section 7428 of the Code, challenging revocation of its status as an eligible donee under section 170(c)(2). The organizations filed suit on the dates indicated below. Protection under section 7428(c) begins on the date indicated ( ).

Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.,DATE SUIT FILED: 4/30/12(EFFECTIVE DATE OF REVOCATION: 1/1/2006) Beverly Hills CA
A Family Budget Counseling, Inc DATE SUIT FILED: 9/14/2011(EFFECTIVE DATE OF REVOCATION: 9/1/2011) Huntington Station, NY
Fischer Institute DATE SUIT FILED: 11/7/2011(EFFECTIVE DATE OF REVOCATION: 1/1/2006) Irving, TX

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