What this notice is about We need information to complete the termination of your private foundation status. What you need to do Complete Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination. Return the completed form and correct user fee to us by the date indicated in your notice. You may want to Review the termination procedures for Private Foundations in Publication 4779, Facts about Terminating or Merging Your Exempt OrganizationPDF. Frequently asked questions Which organizations must file a Form 990-PF? Form 990-PF must be filed by: Exempt private foundations (section 6033(a), (b), and (c)) Taxable private foundations (section 6033(d)) Organizations that agree to private foundation status and their applications for exempt status are pending on the due date for filing Organizations that made an election under section 41(e)(6) Foundations that are making a section 507 termination Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trusts treated as private foundations (section 6033(d)) When is Form 990-PF due? Form 990-PF is due by the 15th day of the 5th month following the close of the foundation's accounting period. For a calendar year taxpayer, Form 990-PF is due on May 15 of the following year. If any due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the foundation can file the return on the next business day. Can I get help over the phone? If you have questions or need help completing the form, please call 877-829-5500. Personal assistance is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT. Where can I go for more information about tax-exempt organizations? For more information on tax-exempt organizations see Tax Information for Charities & Other Nonprofits or Tax Information for Private Foundations. Helpful information Publication 557, Tax Exempt Status for Your OrganizationPDF Publication 4221-PF, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Private FoundationsPDF Publication 4221-PC, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Private CharitiesPDF Form 990-PF, Return of Private FoundationPDF Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income TaxPDF Instructions for: Form 8940PDF Form 990-PFPDF Tips for next year Review the tax-exempt organization resources at Form 990 Resources and Tools for Exempt Organizations. 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. If you didn’t receive a letter or notice, use telephone assistance. If you can't resolve the penalty on your own, contact Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within IRS.