EO Operational Requirements: Obtaining Copies of Exemption Determination Letter from IRS


How can I get a copy of my organization's exemption letter?

You can download copies of original determination letters (issued January 1, 2014 and later) using our on-line search tool Tax Exempt Organization Search (TEOS).

To otherwise request a copy of the original determination letter, submit Form 4506-B, Request for a Copy of Exempt Organization IRS Application or LetterPDF using email feature on form. You can also fax Form 4506-B to 855-204-6184 or mail to:

Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Correspondence Unit
P.O. Box 2508, Room 6-403
Cincinnati, OH 45201

It may take 60 days or longer to process your request.

You may also request an affirmation letter using Form 4506-B. The affirmation letter serves the same purpose for grantors and contributors as the original determination letter.

If you are a subordinate organization under group exemption ruling, contact the central organization that holds the group ruling to obtain confirmation of your status as a member of the group. See Publication 4573, Group ExemptionsPDF, for more information.