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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2015-49 

December 7, 2015 

Announcement 2015–32


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This announcement serves notice to potential donors that the organization listed below has recently filed a timely declaratory judgment suit under section 7428 of the Code, challenging revocation of its status as an eligible donee 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.

Name of Organization Date Suit Filed Effective Date of Revocation Location
American Housing Foundation 11/19/2014 1/1/2006 Amarillo, TX
Academy of America, a Michigan Non-Profit Corporation 03/25/2015 07/01/2001 Oak Park, MI
International Center For Earth Concerns 12/19/2014 1/1/2008 Ojai, CA
Conservation Endowment Fund 12/19/2014 1/1/2008 Ojai, CA
Taft Foundation 12/19/2014 1/1/2008 Ojai, CA
Educational Assistance Foundation For The Descendants of Hungarian Immigrants in The Performing Arts, Inc. 8/30/2011 12/24/2003 Aventura, FL
The United Fund For The Education Of Russian Immigrant Children In Israel, Inc. 3/10/2014 1/1/2000 Brooklyn, NY

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