Public Disclosure and Availability of Exempt Organizations Returns and Applications: Penalties for Noncompliance


What are the penalties for failure to comply with the disclosure requirements for exempt organizations tax documents, and who must pay them?

Responsible persons of a tax-exempt organization who fail to provide the documents as required may be subject to a penalty of $20 per day for as long as the failure continues. There is a maximum penalty of $10,000 for each failure to provide a copy of an annual information return. There is no maximum penalty for the failure to provide a copy of an exemption application.

The IRS Required Disclosures course explains disclosure requirements for tax-exempt organizations.