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They Weren’t Bluffing – The IRS Auto-Revocation of Exemption List Is Official

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IRS Revocation List - Delaware Nonprofit CPAIn poker, the “bluff” is an effective strategic play.  In nonprofit tax compliance … that is not the case. In 2006 Congress passed the Pension Protection Act requiring most tax-exempt organizations to file an annual information return or notice with the IRS. This week, the Internal Revenue Service released a listing of approximately 275,000 organizations that under the law have automatically lost their tax-exempt status because they have not filed as legally required for the past three years.

Organizations on the Automatic Revocation of Exemption List (Auto-Revocation List) previously recognized as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are no longer eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions under Code section 170.

Click the link to view the IRS’ Auto-Revocation of Exemption List. We recommend browsing the list to assure your favorite charity is in the clear.

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