About Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination


Organizations exempt under section 501(a) must electronically file Form 8940 to request miscellaneous determinations under sections 507, 509(a), 4940, 4942, 4945, and 6033. Nonexempt charitable trusts also file this form to request an initial determination under section 509(a)(3). Canadian registered charities file this form to be listed as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) on IRS.gov or request classification as a public charity rather than a private foundation.

Current revision

Form 8940 must be submitted electronically through Pay.gov. You can access the most recent revision of the form at Pay.gov.

To submit Form 8940, you must:

1.     Register for an account on Pay.gov.
2.     Enter “8940” in the search box and select Form 8940.
3.     Complete the form.

Instructions for Form 8940 (Print versionPDF)

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