Exempt Organizations Public Disclosure - Obtaining Copies of Documents from IRS


How can I get a copy of an organization's exemption application or annual information return from the IRS?

To request a copy of either the exemption application (including all supporting documents) or the annual information or tax return, submit Form 4506-A, Request for Public Inspection or Copy of Exempt Organization. Mail the form to the applicable IRS office listed below:

IF you want... THEN file Form 4506-A with...
  • A copy of an exemption application, 
  • Form 1023,
  • Form 1023-EZ,
  • Form 1024,
  • Form 1024-A
  • Determination Letter, or
  • updated Determination Letter (includes all supporting documents)
Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Correspondence Unit
P.O. Box 2508, Room 6403
Cincinnati, OH  45201
EEFax: 855-204-6184

A copy of a return, report or notice — see Copies of Exempt Organization Returns are Available.

Internal Revenue Service
RAIVS Unit Mail Stop 6716
Ogden, UT  84201
Fax: 855-653-9114
To inspect a return, report, notice or exemption application at an IRS office.*  Internal Revenue Service
Disclosure Scanning Operation - Stop 93A
P.O. Box 621506
Atlanta, GA 30362-3006
To inspect a return, report, notice or exemption application at IRS National Headquarters. Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Freedom of Information
Reading Room
1111 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20224

*Note - The office handling your request will contact you to schedule an appointment when the item is available for inspection.

DVD and paper copies

You may purchase copies of scanned Forms 990, 990-EZ for IRC section 501(c)(3) organizations, Form 990-T (IRC section 501(c)(3) organizations filed after August 17, 2006)  and all 990-PF returns on DVD from the Ogden Submission Processing Center.

Viewing forms on IRS.gov

You may be able to view exempt organization forms free of charge on the IRS website.

Political organizations returns, including:

  • Forms 990/990-EZ for section 527 (political) organizations,
  • Form 8871, Political Organization Notice of Section 527 Status, and
  • Form 8872, Political Organization Report of Contributions and Expenditures

Form 990-N (e-Postcard). Forms 990-N can be viewed individually or the entire database can be downloaded from the IRS website.

To determine if charitable contributions are deductible, see Tax Exempt Organization Search.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Publicly available data on electronically filed Forms 990 is available in a machine-readable format through Amazon Web Services (AWS). The data includes Form 990, Form 990-EZ and Form 990-PF and related schedules, with the exception of certain donor information, from 2011 to the present. There is no cost to obtain this data through AWS. Data from Form 990-N (e-postcard) used by certain smaller exempt organizations is not available with this data.

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