Understanding Your CP259B Notice


What this notice is about

Our records indicate your organization didn't file a Form 990-PF, Return of Private Foundation or Section 4947(a)(1) Trust Treated as Private Foundation.

What you need to do

If you are required to file Form 990-PF by have not filed yet

  • If you're required to file or choose to file electronically,
    • Use your e-file provider to submit your return and any required schedules.
    • You must also complete the Response Form and fax it to the fax number in the notice using either a fax machine or an online fax service. Protect yourself when sending digital data by understanding the fax service’s privacy and security policies.
  •  If you're not required to file electronically, send the following in the enclosed envelope included with the notice:
    • The complete, signed Form 990-PF,
    • Any required schedules,
    • The payment for any tax due, and
    • The completed and signed Response Form at the end of the notice.

Frequently asked questions

If you filed within the last four weeks using the same name and Employer ID number (EIN) on your notice, you don't have to do anything. Our system may not have processed your return at the time we mailed the notice.

If you filed more than four weeks ago or used a different name or EIN, complete the response form starting on Page 3, and mail it to us with a signed and dated copy of the return.

Complete the response form starting on Page 3 of the notice and mail or fax it to us.

If you have questions and/or need help completing the form, you may call our Customer Account Services at 877-829-5500. Personal assistance is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT.

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