What this notice is about You filed a tax-exempt return, but our records don't show you are tax-exempt. What you need to do Send us a copy of the letter we provided you or your parent organization recognizing your tax-exempt status by: Faxing your documents to the fax number in the notice using either a fax machine or an online fax service. Protect yourself when sending digital data by understanding the fax service’s privacy and security policies., or Mailing your documents to the address shown on the notice. Apply for tax exempt status by completing and submitting the appropriate application and fee. Mail the application and appropriate fee to the address on your notice. You may want to Review Publication 557, Tax-Exempt Status for Your OrganizationPDF. Publication 557 can provide assistance for the application process. Frequently asked questions What if I don't qualify or don't want to apply for tax-exempt status? You should complete the appropriate federal income tax form. What if I believe I am tax-exempt and not required to submit an application? You must show on your annual return the subsection under which you're claiming to be tax-exempt. Tips for next year Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about e-file. Reference Tools Publication 1, Your Taxpayer Rights Publication 5027, Identity Theft Information for TaxpayersPDF Full list of tax forms and instructions Need Help? You can authorize someone to contact the IRS on your behalf. See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. If you can’t find what you need online, call the IRS number at the top of your notice or letter.