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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2016-19 

May 9, 2016 

Announcement 2016–19 Correction to Announcement 2016–05


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The information contained in Announcement 2016–05, 2016–08 IRB 356, is incorrect and that Announcement is hereby revoked. The correct information is contained in this announcement. 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
Estes Family Educational and Charitable Foundation 12/22/2015 1/1/2010 Lufkin, TX
American Friends of Yeshiva Shaare Chaim Inc. 9/2/2015 5/1/2008 Cleveland Heights, OH
Arseny and Olga Kovshar Private Charitable Memorial Foundation 11/25/2015 4/30/2004 San Francisco, CA

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