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EO Select Check

Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to search for and select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings.  It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that:

  • Are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. Users may rely on this list in determining deductibility of their contributions (just as they did when Publication 78 was a separate electronic publication rather than part of Select Check).
    Updated data posting date: 12-7-2015

The programming issue that delayed the posting of organizations to EO Select Check is resolved. We will update EO Select Check during the next regularly scheduled update on February 8, 2016. Until then, donors and organizations can rely on an organization’s determination letter from the IRS as proof of its exempt status. Donors and organizations can also confirm an organization’s exempt status by calling the IRS (toll-free) at 1-877-829-5500.

  • Have had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked under the law because they have not filed Form 990 series returns or notices annually as required for three consecutive years (the Auto-Revocation List)
    Updated data posting date: 12-7-2015

  • Have filed a Form 990-N (e-Postcard) annual electronic notice. (Most small exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, unless they choose instead to file a completed Form 990 or Form 990-EZ.)
    Updated data posting date: 02-02-2016

A tip for organizations and donors about the timing of data updates.

In addition to searching for a particular organization, users may download a complete list of each of the three types of organizations through Exempt Organizations Select Check.

Search Tips for Exempt Organizations Select Check

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 03-Feb-2016