Credit Counseling Organizations under the Federal Tax Law


Materials discussing how federal tax rules apply to tax-exempt credit counseling organizations; and the IRS's compliance program for these organizations.

Title Description
Internal Revenue Code section 501(q) Statute providing additional criteria for exemption of credit counseling organizations
Technical explanation of credit counseling provisions in Pension Protection Act of 2006PDF
Prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation
IRS Reports on Credit Counseling Initiative An article discussing an Internal Revenue Service report on tax-exempt credit counseling agencies and steps being taken to ensure these organizations comply with the law
Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about the IRS Credit Counseling Compliance Project

IRS Takes Steps to Ensure Credit Counseling Organizations Comply With Requirements for Tax-Exempt Status
An IRS Fact Sheet
Written Testimony of Mark Everson, Commissioner of Internal RevenuePDF Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Hearing on the Role and Tax-Exempt Status of Certain Not-For-Profit Credit Counseling Agencies, March 24, 2004
Credit Counseling OrganizationsPDF An Exempt Organizations Continuing Professional Education article