Non-Profits Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status

STATE – Some non-profit organizations may lose their tax-exempt status for failing to fulfill IRS filing requirements for three consecutive years. The IRS is offering a one-time relief program allowing qualifying organizations to filing a return before Oct. 15.

“We are doing everything we can to help organizations comply with the law and keep their valuable tax exemption,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “So if you do not have your filings up to date, now’s the time to take action and get back on track.”


The IRS has published a list of organizations that stand to lose their tax-exempt status on A list of at-risk organizations based in Middlesex and Union counties is also available here. (MS-Excel format)

The list may be incomplete, as certain organizations may be at risk of automatic revocation even if their names do not appear on these lists, according to the IRS. Non-profits that were required to file Form 990 or Form 990-PF are not eligible to take advantage of this one-time IRS filing relief to bring them into compliance.

Organizations that have not filed the required information returns by Oct. 15 will have their tax-exempt status revoked, and the IRS will publish a list of these revoked organizations in early 2011.  Donors who contribute to at-risk organizations are protected until the final revocation list is published.

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