Tax-Exempt Organization Burden Survey, Tax Year 2018


OMB #1545-2212

The Tax-Exempt Organization Burden Survey is an important project that can benefit you and millions of other tax-exempt organizations.

We hear from tax-exempt organizations that preparing and filing information and tax returns is time consuming and expensive. We are conducting a survey of randomly selected tax-exempt organizations to learn more about those costs.

Responses from tax-exempt organizations will help us estimate the amount of time and money organizations spend preparing their Form 990 information returns each year. We also use this information to learn how to reduce tax-exempt organization compliance burden. All information provided will be used for research purposes only and participation is voluntary.

Only those organizations randomly selected may participate in the study.  Data is being collected throughout the year, so you may still be selected even if you have not yet received an invitation. We estimate that it will take 15 to 20 minutes to complete the survey.

This survey is being conducted by Westat on behalf of the IRS. A sample copy of the survey is provided below.  A copy of the IRS letter that invites taxpayers to participate in the survey is also provided.

Sample Tax Year 2018 Tax-Exempt Organization Burden Survey PDF

Sample Tax Year 2018 IRS letter  PDF

We hope you will decide to participate in this study. Together we have an opportunity to better understand and help reduce tax-exempt organization compliance burden. Thank you.