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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2003-32 

August 11, 2003 

Announcement 2003-53

Section 7428(c) Validation of Certain Contributions Made During Pendency of Declaratory Judgment Proceedings

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This announcement serves notice to potential donors that the organizations listed below have recently filed timely declaratory judgment suits under section 7428 of the Code, challenging revocation of their status as eligible donees under section 170(c)(2).

Protection under section 7428(c) of the Code begins on the date that the notice of revocation is published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin and ends on the date on which a court first determines that an organization is not described in section 170(c)(2), as more particularly set forth in section 7428(c)(1). In the case of individual contributors, the maximum amount of contributions protected during this period is limited to $1,000.00, with a husband and wife being treated as one contributor. This protection is not extended to any individual who was responsible, in whole or in part, for the acts or omissions of the organization that were the basis for the revocation. This protection also applies (but without limitation as to amount) to organizations described in section 170(c)(2) which are exempt from tax under section 501(a). If the organization ultimately prevails in its declaratory judgment suit, deductibility of contributions would be subject to the normal limitations set forth under section 170.

Org. Name City State
South Community Association Middletown OH
Org. Name City State
South Park Remedial Association Dayton OH

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