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Exempt Organizations Update

The EO Update is a periodic newsletter with information for tax-exempt organizations and tax practitioners who represent them, from Exempt Organizations (Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division) at the IRS.

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Recent edition – February 24, 2017

Two new Issue Podcasts available for viewing
Go to the Stay Exempt Issue Podcast page on irs.gov to see Issue Podcasts on:

  • When are Commercial-Type Activities a Substantial Nonexempt Purpose for an IRC 501(c)(3) Organization?
    Learn about determining when commercial-type activities further a substantial nonexempt purpose for an IRC 501(c)(3) organization
  • IRC 501(c)(3) Proposing Denial
    Learn about the five-step roadmap the IRS uses to determine whether proposing denial is appropriate for an organization requesting recognition of tax exemption under IRC 501(c)(3)

What is an Issue Podcast?
An Issue Podcast is a resource the IRS uses for sharing technical knowledge.
An Issue Podcast is a short (approximately 15 minute), on-demand audio and visual presentation that includes:

  • A brief summary and analysis of an issue
  • References to key resource materials

February 22, 2017

IRS makes approved Form 1023-EZ data available online
The IRS announced today that publicly available information from approved applications for tax-exemption using Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption, is now available electronically for the first time.
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February 2, 2017

Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving; Targeting Schools, Restaurants, Hospitals, Tribal Groups and Others
The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry issued an urgent alert today to all employers that the Form W-2 email phishing scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors.
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December 20, 2016

Form 990-N e-Postcard page unavailable 12/26/16 to 1/6/17
The Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations — Form 990-N (e-Postcard) page will be down from December 26, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. until January 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EST due to an annual planned maintenance. We apologize for this inconvenience.
 
Tax Preparedness Series: Remember donations may cut tax bills
As tax filing season approaches, the IRS reminds taxpayers who give money or goods to a charity by December 31, 2016 that they may be able to claim a deduction on their 2016 federal income tax return and reduce their taxes.

Helpful tax tips

Review these helpful tax tips.

 

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