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SOI Tax Stats - 2008 Charities & Tax-Exempt Microdata Files

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Microdata files for all 2008 Forms 990 and 990-EZ sampled for the annual SOI studies of tax-exempt organizations.

The data are contained in ASCII flat files. Documentation to assist with the files is included. (Free Adobe Acrobat reader and Microsoft Excel viewer software is available for download, if needed.)

The samples include Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) organizations and section 501(c)(4)–(9) organizations. Sampling rates ranged from 1 percent for small-asset classes to 100 percent for large-asset classes. Microdata records contain information on balance sheets and income statements, as well as weights (to estimate the population), for each organization.


Background Information; Explains all the other files in Microsoft Word format.

Form 990 Main Data File; Contains Form 990 data from returns of organizations exempt under IRC Subsections 501(c)(3) through (c)(9) in ASCII text format.

Form 990EZ Main Data File; Contains Form 990 EZ data from returns of organizations exempt under IRC Subsections 501(c)(3) through (c)(9) in ASCII text format.

Form 990 Compensation Data File; Contains compensation data on officers and other employees from Part VII and Schedule J of the Form 990 in ASCII text format.

Form 990EZCompensation Data File; Contains compensation data on officers from Part IV of the Form 990-EZ in ASCII text format.

Supported Organization File; Contains data on organization supported by 509(a)(3) filers on Schdule A in ASCII text format.

Explanation of Codes; 2008 Exempt Organizations Study in Microsoft Word format.

Record Element Specifications; 2008 SOI Exempt Organizations Study in Microsoft Excel format.

2008 IRS Form 990 and 990EZ Instructions; 2008 SOI Exempt Organizations Study in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

2008 IRS Forms 990 and 990EZ; 2008 SOI Exempt Organizations Study marked with the Element Code in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.


2008 Compressed Data*

*To access compressed data, click on the link above to download an executable (EXE) file. The executable will uncompress the microdata and documentation files simultaneously.

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