The IRS has created a page on IRS.gov for information about Pub. 598, at www.irs.gov/pub598. Information about any future developments affecting Pub. 598 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page.
The maximum cost of a low-cost article, for organizations eligible to receive charitable contributions, was increased to $10.60 for 2016. See Distribution of low-cost articles, later.
The annual limit on associate member dues received by an agricultural or horticultural organization not treated as gross income was increased to $161 for 2016. See Exception under Dues of Agricultural Organizations and Business Leagues later.
Extension of special rule for contributions of capital gain real property made for conservation purposes has been made permanently tax deductible for payments received or accrued after December 31, 2015. You can claim the contribution of capital gain real property made for conservation purposes that occurred after December 31, 2015, on Form 990-T. See Suspension of deduction limits for farmers and ranchers.
The exclusion from unrelated business taxable income for qualifying specified payments under section 512(b)(13)(E) has been permanently extended for payments received or accrued after December 31, 2014. You can claim the qualifying specified payments that occurred after December 31, 2014, on Form 990-T. See Excess qualifying specified payments.
If a private delivery service is used, only deliver Form 990-T to:
Submission Processing Center
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Ogden, UT 84201-0027
An exempt organization isn’t taxed on its income from an activity substantially related to the charitable, educational, or other purpose that is the basis for the organization's exemption. Such income is exempt even if the activity is a trade or business.
However, if an exempt organization regularly carries on a trade or business not substantially related to its exempt purpose, except that it provides funds to carry out that purpose, the organization is subject to tax on its income from that unrelated trade or business.
This publication covers the rules for the tax on unrelated business income of exempt organizations. It explains:
Which organizations are subject to the tax (chapter 1),
What the requirements are for filing a tax return (chapter 2),
What an unrelated trade or business is (chapter 3), and
How to figure unrelated business taxable income (chapter 4).
All section references in this publication are to the Internal Revenue Code.
557 Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization
Form (and Instructions)
990-T Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return
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