Are organizations that are not required to provide copies of their exemption applications also exempt from the requirement to provide copies of annual returns to requesters?
An organization whose exemption application was filed before July 15, 1987, and which lacked the exemption application on July 15, 1987, need not make a copy of the exemption application available. The requirement to provide a copy of the annual information return is separate from the requirement to provide the exemption application. Tax-exempt organizations are required to provide copies of annual information returns even if they are not required to provide copies of the exemption application.
If an organization filed its exemption application after July 15, 1987, but is unable to find a copy, the organization may contact Exempt Organizations Determinations to request a copy of the application.