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EO Update August 26, 2005

Issue Number: 2005-11

Inside This Issue

1. Draft EO Returns Available for Comments
2. SSA/IRS Reporter
3. Published Guidance Page Enhancements
4. Exempt Organizations e-File Update

1. Draft EO Returns Available for Comments

Drafts of certain federal returns filed by exempt organizations are available for public comment.

2. SSA/IRS Reporter
The IRS and Social Security Administration jointly publish a quarterly electronic newsletter for employers, with useful information on employment tax and related issues.  English and Spanish language versions are available.

3.  Published Guidance Page Enhancements

The Exempt Organizations published guidance pages have been enhanced by two additions:  (A) Link to IRS Written Determinations page, which presents taxpayer rulings or determinations, technical advice memoranda, and Chief Counsel advice furnished by the IRS National Office or Office of Chief Counsel (with taxpayer identifying information redacted); and (B) revenue rulings and revenue procedures back to 1977.

4.  Exempt Organizations e-File Update

As of August 21, 2005, 4,296 exempt organization returns have been filed using Modernized e-File this year (see table below for a break down of e-file returns received).

Forms 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF and 1120-POL, as well as extension applications Forms 8868 (for 990-series forms) and 7004 (for 1120-POL), are available through Modernized e-File. E-file saves you time and effort, and eliminates errors with built-in accuracy checks in the return preparation software. Visit the e-File for Charities and Nonprofits website for more information about e-File, including approved software vendors.

Six vendors offer e-filing packages for exempt organizations.  Additional software packages will be offering electronic filing for 2005 tax year returns.  See the IRS website for a list of approved vendors.


 Form  Week Ending 8/21/2005  Year-to-Date
 Total  498  3,212
 990  177  1,091
 990-EZ  84  579
 990-PF  11  47
 1120-POL  0  1
 8868  226  1,491
 7004  0  3


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