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Automatic Revocation of Exemption List

The IRS publishes a list of organizations that have had their federal tax-exempt status automatically revoked for failing to file an annual information return or notice with the IRS for three consecutive years. This Automatic Revocation of Exemption List may be viewed and searched on Tax Exempt Organization Search.

The list gives the name, employer identification number (EIN), organization type, last known address the organization provided to the IRS, effective date of revocation and the date the organization was added to the list. For organizations that applied for and received reinstatement, the list gives the date of reinstatement. The IRS updates the list monthly.


Searching the List

The easiest way to search the list is by using the organization’s Employer Identification Number (EIN)

When using a name search, because of system limitations, the name field may capture only the first few words of a long organizational name. For example, if the organization's full name is XXXXX YYYYY ZZZZZ University, Alumni Association Chapter 214, the name field may only display XXXXX YYYYY ZZZZZ University. For best search results, be sure to enter the exact legal name of the organization.

You can also use Tax Exempt Organization Search to search for automatically revoked organizations by state.

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What does it mean if an organization is on the list?

Because the list is an official IRS record of organizations that lost their exempt status for failing to file for three consecutive years, an automatically revoked organization whose exempt status is reinstated remains on the list. But for organizations that applied for and received reinstatement, the list gives the date of reinstatement. If you think your organization was erroneously listed as revoked, see our frequently asked questions.

Publication of an organization’s name on the Auto-Revocation List is notice that the organization is no longer eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions under section 170. For purposes of claiming tax-deductible contributions, donors and others may not rely on an IRS determination letter dated before the effective date of revocation, a prior listing in Tax Exempt Organization Search, or the IRS Business Master File extract.


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