The Internal Revenue Service created a new tool on its website that will make it easier to find and research certain information about tax-exempt organizations. The tool, called the Exempt Organizations Self Check, consolidates information that previously was housed in three separate databases.
The new tool offers expanded search capabilities and provides a more efficient way to research organizations that:
- are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions (Publication 78 data);
- have had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked because they have not filed Form 990 series returns or notices annually as required for three consecutive years (Auto-Revocation List); or
- have filed a Form 990-N annual electronic notice (e-Postcard).