What this notice is about
Your organization's tax-exempt status has been revoked for failure to file a Form 990 series return for three consecutive years. In addition, you are no longer eligible to sponsor a tax-sheltered annuity plan (Internal Revenue Code section 403(b) retirement plan).
What you need to do
- File any appropriate federal tax return such as:
- Review the instructions for these forms to determine whether and when your organization needs to file.
- Contact your state to determine how the revocation affects your state responsibilities and filing requirements.
You may want to
- Apply for tax-exempt status.
- If you apply for tax-exempt status, you may request that your tax-exempt status be reinstated retroactive to the date your exempt status was revoked.
- You may want to refer to Revenue Procedure 2014-11 for reinstatement procedures.
Frequently asked questions
Call 877-829-5500 (a toll-free number). You also can send a copy of the letter by fax or by mail to an office that will handle this problem. The office's fax number is 855-204-6184. Its address is:
IRS ― TEGE
P.O. Box 2508
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Call 877-829-5500 (a toll-free number). You also can send copies of your proof by fax or by mail to an office that will handle this problem. The office's fax number is 801-620-5555. Its address is:
Internal Revenue Service
1973 North Rulon White Blvd
Ogden, UT 84404
Yes. If an organization's annual gross receipts for the year are less than or equal to $1 million, the IRS can charge the organization a penalty of $20 for each day the return is late, not to exceed the lesser of $10,000 or 5% of the organization's gross receipts for the year. If an organization's annual gross receipts for the year exceed $1 million, the IRS can charge the organization a penalty of $100 for each day the return is late, not to exceed $50,000. The organization's tax-exemption is automatically revoked if it fails to file its return for three consecutive years.
Yes. A penalty will not be imposed if the organization can demonstrate that its failure to file on time was due to reasonable cause. An organization that believes it has reasonable cause for failure to file should attach a cover letter to its return explaining the late filing.
The user fee for an organization that files a Form 1023 or 1024 is $600. For more information on user fees, see Revenue Procedure 2019-4.
For information regarding the types of organizations that qualify for exemption from federal income tax, see Publication 557, Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization (PDF).
To check on the status of your application, see Where's My Application?
The organization likely will need to file Form 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return (PDF), though it may be responsible for filing other tax returns. For information on business taxes and the appropriate returns to file with the IRS, see Publication 583, Starting a Business and Keeping Records (PDF).
If you have questions and/or need help completing this form, please call 1-877-829-5500. This toll-free telephone service is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.
For more information on tax-exempt organizations see Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits. For more information on automatic revocation, see Automatic Revocation of Tax-Exempt Status for Failure to File Annual Return or Notice - Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.
- Publication 583, Starting a Business and Keeping Records (PDF)
- Publication 557, Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization (PDF)
- Publication 4220, Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status (PDF)
- Publications 4221-PC, 4221-PF, and 4221-NC, Compliance Guides for Tax-Exempt Organizations (PDF)
- Form 990, Filing Threshold (PDF)
- Instructions for Forms 1023, 1024, 1041, and/or 1120 (PDF)
- Full list of tax forms and instructions
Tips for next year
If you are required to file a tax return:
- Review the instructions for the return.
- Keep records of all income and expenses.