Understanding Your CP259G Notice


What this notice is about

Our records indicate you did not file a required Form 1120-POL, U.S. Income Tax Return for Certain Political Organizations.

What you need to do

If you already filed Form 1120-POL

  • Disregard this notice if you have filed the return within the last four weeks using the same name and EIN listed on the notice.
  • Otherwise, file your required Form 1120-POL immediately according to the instructions on the notice.
    • If you don't think you need to file, complete the Response form enclosed with your notice and mail it to us using the envelope provided.
    • If you filed more than four weeks ago or used a different name or EIN, complete the Response Form enclosed with your notice and mail it to us in the envelope provided along with a signed and dated copy of the return.

If you are required to file Form 1120-POL, but haven’t filed yet

  • If you are required to file or choose to file your Form 1120-POL electronically,
    • Use your e-file provider to submit Form 1120-POL and any required schedules.
    • You must also complete the Response Form and fax it 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.
  • If you’re not required to file electronically, follow the instructions in the notice to file a paper form.
  • If you don't think you need to file Form 1120-POL, complete the Response Form enclosed with your notice and mail or fax it to us.

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Frequently asked questions

A political organization, whether or not it is tax-exempt, must file Form 1120-POL if it has taxable income for any year in excess of the $100 specific deduction allowed under section 527. An exempt organization that is not a political organization must file Form 1120-POL if it is treated as having political organization taxable income under section 527(f)(1).

Form 1120-POL is due by the 15th day of the 3rd month after the end of the tax year. Thus, for a calendar year taxpayer, Form 1120-POL is due on March 15 of the following year. If any due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the organization can file the return on the next business day.

More information can be found at Political Organizations - Annual Income Tax Returns.

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Tips for next year

Review the political organization resources at Tax Information for Political Organizations.

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