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2007 tax return online free 34. 2007 tax return online free   Child Tax Credit Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Qualifying Child Amount of CreditLimits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Additional Child Tax Credit Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040)Part I Parts II–IV Introduction The child tax credit is a credit that may reduce your tax by as much as $1,000 for each of your qualifying children. 2007 tax return online free The additional child tax credit is a credit you may be able to take if you are not able to claim the full amount of the child tax credit. 2007 tax return online free This chapter explains the following. 2007 tax return online free Who is a qualifying child. 2007 tax return online free The amount of the credit. 2007 tax return online free How to claim the credit. 2007 tax return online free The child tax credit and the additional child tax credit should not be confused with the child and dependent care credit discussed in chapter 32. 2007 tax return online free If you have no tax. 2007 tax return online free   Credits, such as the child tax credit or the credit for child and dependent care expenses, are used to reduce tax. 2007 tax return online free If your tax on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is zero, do not figure the child tax credit because there is no tax to reduce. 2007 tax return online free However, you may qualify for the additional child tax credit on line 65 (Form 1040) or line 39 (Form 1040A). 2007 tax return online free Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 972 Child Tax Credit Form (and Instructions) Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Child Tax Credit W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. 2007 tax return online free S. 2007 tax return online free citizen, a U. 2007 tax return online free S. 2007 tax return online free national, or a resident of the United States. 2007 tax return online free If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. 2007 tax return online free For each qualifying child you must check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c. 2007 tax return online free Example 1. 2007 tax return online free Your son turned 17 on December 30, 2013. 2007 tax return online free He is a citizen of the United States and you claimed him as a dependent on your return. 2007 tax return online free He is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because he was not under age 17 at the end of 2013. 2007 tax return online free Example 2. 2007 tax return online free Your daughter turned 8 years old in 2013. 2007 tax return online free She is not a citizen of the United States, has an ITIN, and lived in Mexico all of 2013. 2007 tax return online free She is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because she was not a resident of the United States for 2013. 2007 tax return online free Filers who have certain child dependents with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). 2007 tax return online free   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child you identified on your tax return with an ITIN instead of an SSN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). 2007 tax return online free   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. 2007 tax return online free To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. 2007 tax return online free For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. 2007 tax return online free S. 2007 tax return online free Tax Guide for Aliens. 2007 tax return online free Adopted child. 2007 tax return online free   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. 2007 tax return online free An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. 2007 tax return online free   If you are a U. 2007 tax return online free S. 2007 tax return online free citizen or U. 2007 tax return online free S. 2007 tax return online free national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. 2007 tax return online free Exceptions to time lived with you. 2007 tax return online free   A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. 2007 tax return online free Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as for school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. 2007 tax return online free   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. 2007 tax return online free For details, see Residency Test in chapter 3. 2007 tax return online free Qualifying child of more than one person. 2007 tax return online free   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. 2007 tax return online free For details, see Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person in chapter 3. 2007 tax return online free Amount of Credit The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. 2007 tax return online free Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. 2007 tax return online free The amount on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is less than the credit. 2007 tax return online free If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. 2007 tax return online free But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. 2007 tax return online free See Additional Child Tax Credit , later. 2007 tax return online free Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. 2007 tax return online free Married filing jointly - $110,000. 2007 tax return online free Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) - $75,000. 2007 tax return online free Married filing separately - $55,000. 2007 tax return online free Modified AGI. 2007 tax return online free   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. 2007 tax return online free Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from  Puerto Rico. 2007 tax return online free On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. 2007 tax return online free ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. 2007 tax return online free Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. 2007 tax return online free Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. 2007 tax return online free Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. 2007 tax return online free   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. 2007 tax return online free AGI. 2007 tax return online free   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. 2007 tax return online free Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. 2007 tax return online free You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ. 2007 tax return online free You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. 2007 tax return online free If you claim the child tax credit with a child identified by an ITIN, you must also file Schedule 8812. 2007 tax return online free To figure your credit, first review the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions. 2007 tax return online free If you are instructed to use Publication 972, you may not use the worksheet in your tax return instructions; instead, you must use Publication 972 to figure the credit. 2007 tax return online free If you are not instructed to use Publication 972, you may use the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions or Publication 972 to figure the credit. 2007 tax return online free Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. 2007 tax return online free The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. 2007 tax return online free How to claim the additional child tax credit. 2007 tax return online free   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. 2007 tax return online free Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. 2007 tax return online free See Claiming the Credit , earlier. 2007 tax return online free If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions, or line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in Publication 972, use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. 2007 tax return online free If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65, or Form 1040A, line 39. 2007 tax return online free Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Schedule 8812 contains four parts, but can really be thought of as two sections. 2007 tax return online free Part I is distinct and separate from Parts II–IV. 2007 tax return online free If all your children are identified by social security numbers or IRS adoption taxpayer identification numbers and you are not claiming the additional child tax credit, you do not need to complete or attach Schedule 8812 to your tax return. 2007 tax return online free Part I You only need to complete Part I if you are claiming the child tax credit for a child identified by an IRS individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). 2007 tax return online free When completing Part I, only answer the questions with regard to children identified by an ITIN; you do not need to complete Part I of Schedule 8812 for any child that is identified by a social security number (SSN) or an IRS adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN). 2007 tax return online free If all the children for whom you checked the box in column 4 of line 6c on your Form 1040 or Form 1040A are identified by an SSN or an ATIN, you do not need to complete Part I of Schedule 8812. 2007 tax return online free Parts II–IV Parts II–IV help you figure your additional child tax credit. 2007 tax return online free Generally, you should only complete Parts II–IV if you are instructed to do so after completing the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your tax return instructions or Publication 972. 2007 tax return online free See How to claim the additional child tax credit , earlier. 2007 tax return online free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Consumer Protection Offices

City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.

State Consumer Protection Offices

New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General

Website: New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General

Address: New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau
33 Capitol St.
Concord, NH 03301

Phone Number: 603-271-3641

Toll-free: 1-888-468-4454 (Consumer Protection Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-735-2964 (NH)

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.

State Banking Department

Website: State Banking Department

Address: State Banking Department
53 Regional Dr., Suite 200
Concord, NH 03301

Phone Number: 603-271-3561

Toll-free: 1-800-437-5991

TTY: 1-800-735-2964

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Insurance Department

Website: Insurance Department

Address: Insurance Department
21 S. Fruit St., Suite 14
Concord, NH 03301

Phone Number: 603-271-2261

Toll-free: 1-800-852-3416 (NH)

TTY: 1-800-735-2964 (NH)

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

Secretary of State

Website: Secretary of State

Address: Secretary of State
Bureau of Securities Regulation
107 N. Main St., #204
Concord, NH 03301

Phone Number: 603-271-1463

Toll-free: 1-800-994-4200

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

Public Utilities Commission

Website: Public Utilities Commission

Address: Public Utilities Commission
Consumer Affairs Division
21 S. Fruit St., Suite 10
Concord, NH 03301-2429

Phone Number: 603-271-2431

Toll-free: 1-800-852-3793 (NH)

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2007 tax return online free 3. 2007 tax return online free   Section 501(c)(3) Organizations Table of Contents IntroductionChild care organizations. 2007 tax return online free Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Contributions to 501(c)(3) OrganizationsCertain annuity contracts. 2007 tax return online free Certain contracts held by a charitable remainder trust. 2007 tax return online free Excise Taxes. 2007 tax return online free Indoor tanning services. 2007 tax return online free Application for Recognition of ExemptionPolitical activity. 2007 tax return online free Private delivery service. 2007 tax return online free Amendments to organizing documents required. 2007 tax return online free How to show reasonable action and good faith. 2007 tax return online free Not acting reasonably and in good faith. 2007 tax return online free Prejudicing the interest of the Government. 2007 tax return online free Procedure for requesting extension. 2007 tax return online free More information. 2007 tax return online free Organizations Not Required To File Form 1023 Articles of OrganizationOrganizational Test Dedication and Distribution of Assets Educational Organizations and Private SchoolsEducational Organizations Private Schools Organizations Providing InsuranceCharitable Risk Pools Other Section 501(c)(3) OrganizationsCharitable Organizations Religious Organizations Scientific Organizations Literary Organizations Amateur Athletic Organizations Prevention of Cruelty to Children or Animals Private Foundations and Public CharitiesPrivate Foundations Public Charities Private Operating Foundations Lobbying ExpendituresLobbying expenditures. 2007 tax return online free Grass roots expenditures. 2007 tax return online free Lobbying nontaxable amount. 2007 tax return online free Grass roots nontaxable amount. 2007 tax return online free Organization that no longer qualifies. 2007 tax return online free Tax on organization. 2007 tax return online free Tax on managers. 2007 tax return online free Taxes on organizations. 2007 tax return online free Taxes on managers. 2007 tax return online free Political expenditures. 2007 tax return online free Correction of expenditure. 2007 tax return online free Introduction An organization may qualify for exemption from federal income tax if it is organized and operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes. 2007 tax return online free Religious. 2007 tax return online free Charitable. 2007 tax return online free Scientific. 2007 tax return online free Testing for public safety. 2007 tax return online free Literary. 2007 tax return online free Educational. 2007 tax return online free Fostering national or international amateur sports competition (but only if none of its activities involve providing athletic facilities or equipment; however, see Amateur Athletic Organizations , later in this chapter). 2007 tax return online free The prevention of cruelty to children or animals. 2007 tax return online free To qualify, the organization must be a corporation, community chest, fund, articles of association, or foundation. 2007 tax return online free A trust is a fund or foundation and will qualify. 2007 tax return online free However, an individual or a partnership will not qualify. 2007 tax return online free Examples. 2007 tax return online free   Qualifying organizations include: Nonprofit old-age homes, Parent-teacher associations, Charitable hospitals or other charitable organizations, Alumni associations, Schools, Chapters of the Red Cross, Boys' or Girls' Clubs, and Churches. 2007 tax return online free Child care organizations. 2007 tax return online free   The term educational purposes includes providing for care of children away from their homes if substantially all the care provided is to enable individuals (the parents) to be gainfully employed and the services are available to the general public. 2007 tax return online free Instrumentalities. 2007 tax return online free   A state or municipal instrumentality may qualify under section 501(c)(3) if it is organized as a separate entity from the governmental unit that created it and if it otherwise meets the organizational and operational tests of section 501(c)(3). 2007 tax return online free Examples of a qualifying instrumentality might include state schools, universities, or hospitals. 2007 tax return online free However, if an organization is an integral part of the local government or possesses governmental powers, it does not qualify for exemption. 2007 tax return online free A state or municipality itself does not qualify for exemption. 2007 tax return online free Topics - This chapter discusses: Contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations, Applications for recognition of exemption, Articles of Organization, Educational organizations and private schools, Organizations providing insurance, Other section 501(c)(3) organizations, Private foundations and public charities, and Lobbying expenditures. 2007 tax return online free Useful Items - You may want to see: Forms (and Instructions) 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code See chapter 6 for information about getting publications and forms. 2007 tax return online free Contributions to 501(c)(3) Organizations Contributions to domestic organizations described in this chapter, except organizations testing for public safety, are deductible as charitable contributions on the donor's federal income tax return. 2007 tax return online free Fundraising events. 2007 tax return online free   If the donor receives something of value in return for the contribution, a common occurrence with fundraising efforts, part or all of the contribution may not be deductible. 2007 tax return online free This may apply to fundraising activities such as charity balls, bazaars, banquets, auctions, concerts, athletic events, and solicitations for membership or contributions when merchandise or benefits are given in return for payment of a specified minimum contribution. 2007 tax return online free   If the donor receives or expects to receive goods or services in return for a contribution to your organization, the donor cannot deduct any part of the contribution unless the donor intends to, and does, make a payment greater than the fair market value of the goods or services. 2007 tax return online free If a deduction is allowed, the donor can deduct only the part of the contribution, if any, that is more than the fair market value of the goods or services received. 2007 tax return online free You should determine in advance the fair market value of any goods or services to be given to contributors and tell them, when you publicize the fundraising event or solicit their contributions, how much is deductible and how much is for the goods or services. 2007 tax return online free See Disclosure of Quid Pro Quo Contributions in chapter 2. 2007 tax return online free Exemption application not filed. 2007 tax return online free   Donors cannot deduct any charitable contribution to an organization that is required to apply for recognition of exemption but has not done so. 2007 tax return online free Separate fund—contributions that are deductible. 2007 tax return online free   An organization that is exempt from federal income tax other than as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) can, if it desires, establish a fund, separate and apart from its other funds, exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. 2007 tax return online free   If the fund is organized and operated exclusively for these purposes, it may qualify for exemption as an organization described in section 501(c)(3), and contributions made to it will be deductible as provided by section 170. 2007 tax return online free A fund with these characteristics must be organized in such a manner as to prohibit the use of its funds upon dissolution, or otherwise, for the general purposes of the organization creating it. 2007 tax return online free Personal benefit contracts. 2007 tax return online free   Generally, charitable deductions will not be allowed for a transfer to, or for the use of, a section 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) organization if in connection with the transfer: The organization directly or indirectly pays, or previously paid, a premium on a personal benefit contract for the transferor, or There is an understanding or expectation that anyone will directly or indirectly pay a premium on a personal benefit contract for the transferor. 2007 tax return online free   A personal benefit contract with respect to the transferor is any life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract, if any direct or indirect beneficiary under the contract is the transferor, any member of the transferor's family, or any other person designated by the transferor. 2007 tax return online free Certain annuity contracts. 2007 tax return online free   If an organization incurs an obligation to pay a charitable gift annuity, and the organization purchases an annuity contract to fund the obligation, individuals receiving payments under the charitable gift annuity will not be treated as indirect beneficiaries if the organization owns all of the incidents of ownership under the contract, is entitled to all payments under the contract, and the timing and amount of the payments are substantially the same as the timing and amount of payments to each person under the obligation (as such obligation is in effect at the time of the transfer). 2007 tax return online free Certain contracts held by a charitable remainder trust. 2007 tax return online free   An individual will not be considered an indirect beneficiary under a life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract held by a charitable remainder annuity trust or a charitable remainder unitrust solely by reason of being entitled to the payment if the trust owns all of the incidents of ownership under the contract, and the trust is entitled to all payments under the contract. 2007 tax return online free Excise tax. 2007 tax return online free   If the premiums are paid in connection with a transfer for which a deduction is not allowable under the deduction denial rule, without regard to when the transfer to the charitable organization was made, an excise tax will be applied that is equal to the amount of the premiums paid by the organization on any life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract. 2007 tax return online free The excise tax does not apply if all of the direct and indirect beneficiaries under the contract are organizations. 2007 tax return online free Excise Taxes. 2007 tax return online free   A charitable organization liable for excise taxes must file Form 4720, Return of Certain Excise Taxes Under Chapters 41 and 42 of the Internal Revenue Code. 2007 tax return online free Generally, the due date for filing Form 4720 occurs on the fifteenth day of the fifth month following the close of the organization's tax year. 2007 tax return online free Indoor tanning services. 2007 tax return online free   If your organization provides an indoor tanning bed service, the ACA imposed a 10% excise tax on services provided after June 30, 2010. 2007 tax return online free For more information, go to IRS. 2007 tax return online free gov and select Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions. 2007 tax return online free Application for Recognition of Exemption This discussion describes certain information to be provided upon application for recognition of exemption by all organizations created for any of the purposes described earlier in this chapter. 2007 tax return online free For example, the application must include a conformed copy of the organization's articles of incorporation, as discussed under Articles of Organization , later in this chapter. 2007 tax return online free See the organization headings that follow for specific information your organization may need to provide. 2007 tax return online free Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free   Your organization must file its application for recognition of exemption on Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free See chapter 1 and the instructions accompanying Form 1023 for the procedures to follow in applying. 2007 tax return online free Some organizations are not required to file Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free See Organizations Not Required To File Form 1023, later. 2007 tax return online free    Additional information to help you complete your application can be found online. 2007 tax return online free Go to Exemption Requirement – Section 501(c)(3) Organizations and select the link at the bottom of the Web page for step by step help with the application process. 2007 tax return online free See Exemption Requirements - Section 501(c)(3) Organizations. 2007 tax return online free   Form 1023 and accompanying statements must show that all of the following are true. 2007 tax return online free The organization is organized exclusively for, and will be operated exclusively for, one or more of the purposes (religious, charitable, etc. 2007 tax return online free ) specified in the introduction to this chapter. 2007 tax return online free No part of the organization's net earnings will inure to the benefit of private shareholders or individuals. 2007 tax return online free You must establish that your organization will not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, such as the creator or the creator's family, shareholders of the organization, other designated individuals, or persons controlled directly or indirectly by such private interests. 2007 tax return online free The organization will not, as a substantial part of its activities, attempt to influence legislation (unless it elects to come under the provisions allowing certain lobbying expenditures) or participate to any extent in a political campaign for or against any candidate for public office. 2007 tax return online free See Political activity, next, and Lobbying Expenditures , near the end of this chapter. 2007 tax return online free Political activity. 2007 tax return online free   If any of the activities (whether or not substantial) of your organization consist of participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office, your organization will not qualify for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3). 2007 tax return online free Such participation or intervention includes the publishing or distributing of statements. 2007 tax return online free   Whether your organization is participating or intervening, directly or indirectly, in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office depends upon all of the facts and circumstances of each case. 2007 tax return online free Certain voter education activities or public forums conducted in a nonpartisan manner may not be prohibited political activity under section 501(c)(3), while other so-called voter education activities may be prohibited. 2007 tax return online free Effective date of exemption. 2007 tax return online free   Most organizations described in this chapter that were organized after October 9, 1969, will not be treated as tax exempt unless they apply for recognition of exemption by filing Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free These organizations will not be treated as tax exempt for any period before they file Form 1023, unless they file the form within 27 months from the end of the month in which they were organized. 2007 tax return online free If the organization files the application within this 27-month period, the organization's exemption will be recognized retroactively to the date it was organized. 2007 tax return online free Otherwise, exemption will be recognized only from the date of receipt. 2007 tax return online free The date of receipt is the date of the U. 2007 tax return online free S. 2007 tax return online free postmark on the cover in which an exemption application is mailed or, if no postmark appears on the cover, the date the application is stamped as received by the IRS. 2007 tax return online free Private delivery service. 2007 tax return online free   If a private delivery service designated by the IRS, rather than the U. 2007 tax return online free S. 2007 tax return online free Postal Service, is used to deliver the application, the date of receipt is the date recorded or marked by the private delivery service. 2007 tax return online free The following private delivery services have been designated by the IRS. 2007 tax return online free DHL Express (DHL): DHL “Same Day” Service. 2007 tax return online free Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. 2007 tax return online free United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. 2007 tax return online free M. 2007 tax return online free , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. 2007 tax return online free Amendments to organizing documents required. 2007 tax return online free   If an organization is required to alter its activities or to make substantive amendments to its organizing document, the ruling or determination letter recognizing its exempt status will be effective as of the date the changes are made. 2007 tax return online free If only a nonsubstantive amendment is made, exempt status will be effective as of the date it was organized, if the application was filed within the 15-month period, or the date the application was filed. 2007 tax return online free Extensions of time for filing. 2007 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return online free How to show reasonable action and good faith. 2007 tax return online free   An organization acted reasonably and showed good faith if at least one of the following is true. 2007 tax return online free The organization requests relief before its failure to file is discovered by the IRS. 2007 tax return online free The organization failed to file because of intervening events beyond its control. 2007 tax return online free The organization exercised reasonable diligence (taking into account the complexity of the return or issue and the organization's experience in these matters) but was not aware of the filing requirement. 2007 tax return online free The organization reasonably relied upon the written advice of the IRS. 2007 tax return online free The organization reasonably relied upon the advice of a qualified tax professional who failed to file or advise the organization to file Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free An organization cannot rely on the advice of a tax professional if it knows or should know that he or she is not competent to render advice on filing exemption applications or is not aware of all the relevant facts. 2007 tax return online free Not acting reasonably and in good faith. 2007 tax return online free   An organization has not acted reasonably and in good faith under the following circumstances. 2007 tax return online free It seeks to change a return position for which an accuracy-related penalty has been or could be imposed at the time the relief is requested. 2007 tax return online free It was informed of the requirement to file and related tax consequences, but chose not to file. 2007 tax return online free It uses hindsight in requesting relief. 2007 tax return online free The IRS will not ordinarily grant an extension if specific facts have changed since the due date that makes filing an application advantageous to an organization. 2007 tax return online free Prejudicing the interest of the Government. 2007 tax return online free   Prejudice to the interest of the Government results if granting an extension of time to file to an organization results in a lower total tax liability for the years to which the filing applies than would have been the case if the organization had filed on time. 2007 tax return online free Before granting an extension, the IRS can require the organization requesting it to submit a statement from an independent auditor certifying that no prejudice will result if the extension is granted. 2007 tax return online free The interests of the Government are ordinarily prejudiced if the tax year in which the application should have been filed (or any tax year that would have been affected had the filing been timely) are closed by the statute of limitations before relief is granted. 2007 tax return online free The IRS can condition a grant of relief on the organization providing the IRS with a statement from an independent auditor certifying that the interests of the Government are not prejudiced. 2007 tax return online free Procedure for requesting extension. 2007 tax return online free   To request a discretionary extension, an organization must submit (to the IRS address shown on Form 1023 and Notice 1382) the following. 2007 tax return online free A statement showing the date Form 1023 was required to have been filed and the date it was actually filed. 2007 tax return online free Any documents relevant to the application. 2007 tax return online free An affidavit describing in detail the events that led to the failure to apply and to the discovery of that failure. 2007 tax return online free If the organization relied on a tax professional's advice, the affidavit must describe the engagement and responsibilities of the professional and the extent to which the organization relied on him or her. 2007 tax return online free This affidavit must be accompanied by a dated declaration, signed by an individual who has personal knowledge of the facts and circumstances, who is authorized to act for the organization, which states, “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this request, including accompanying documents, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the request contains all the relevant facts relating to the request, and such facts are true, correct, and complete. 2007 tax return online free ” Detailed affidavits from individuals having knowledge or information about the events that led to the failure to make the application and to the discovery of that failure. 2007 tax return online free This includes the organization's return preparer, and any accountant or attorney, knowledgeable in tax matters, who advised the taxpayer on the application. 2007 tax return online free The affidavits must describe the engagement and responsibilities of the individual and the advice that he or she provided. 2007 tax return online free These affidavits must include the name, current address, and taxpayer identification number of the individual, and be accompanied by a dated declaration, signed by the individual, which states: “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this request, including accompanying documents, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the request contains all the relevant facts relating to the request, and such facts are true, correct, and complete. 2007 tax return online free ” The organization must state whether the returns for the tax year in which the application should have been filed or any tax years that would have been affected by the application had it been timely made are being examined by the IRS, an appeals office, or a federal court. 2007 tax return online free The organization must notify the IRS office considering the request for relief if the IRS starts an examination of any such return while the organization's request for relief is pending. 2007 tax return online free The organization, if requested, has to submit copies of its tax returns, and copies of the returns of other affected taxpayers. 2007 tax return online free   A request for this relief in connection with an application for exemption does not require payment of an additional user fee. 2007 tax return online free Also, a request for relief under the automatic 12-month extension does not require payment of a user fee. 2007 tax return online free More information. 2007 tax return online free   For more information about these procedures, see Regulations sections 301. 2007 tax return online free 9100-1, 301. 2007 tax return online free 9100-2, 301. 2007 tax return online free 9100-3, Revenue Procedure 2013-4, section 6. 2007 tax return online free 04, 2013-1 I. 2007 tax return online free R. 2007 tax return online free B. 2007 tax return online free 126, and Revenue Procedure 2013-8, 2013-1 I. 2007 tax return online free R. 2007 tax return online free B. 2007 tax return online free 237. 2007 tax return online free See Revenue Procedure 2013-4 and Revenue Procedure 2013-8. 2007 tax return online free Notification from the IRS. 2007 tax return online free   Organizations filing Form 1023 and satisfying all requirements of section 501(c)(3) will be notified of their exempt status in writing. 2007 tax return online free Organizations Not Required To File Form 1023 Some organizations are not required to file Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free These include: Churches, interchurch organizations of local units of a church, conventions or associations of churches, or integrated auxiliaries of a church, such as a men's or women's organization, religious school, mission society, or youth group. 2007 tax return online free Any organization (other than a private foundation) normally having annual gross receipts of not more than $5,000 (see Gross receipts test, later). 2007 tax return online free These organizations are exempt automatically if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3). 2007 tax return online free Filing Form 1023 to establish exemption. 2007 tax return online free   If the organization wants to establish its exemption with the IRS and receive a ruling or determination letter recognizing its exempt status, it should file Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free By establishing its exemption, potential contributors are assured by the IRS that contributions will be deductible. 2007 tax return online free A subordinate organization (other than a private foundation) covered by a group exemption letter does not have to submit a Form 1023 for itself. 2007 tax return online free Private foundations. 2007 tax return online free   See Private Foundations and Public Charities, later in this chapter, for more information about the additional notice required from an organization in order for it not to be presumed to be a private foundation and for the additional information required from a private foundation claiming to be an operating foundation. 2007 tax return online free Gross receipts test. 2007 tax return online free   For purposes of the gross receipts test, an organization normally does not have more than $5,000 annually in gross receipts if: During its first tax year the organization received gross receipts of $7,500 or less, During its first 2 years the organization had a total of $12,000 or less in gross receipts, and In the case of an organization that has been in existence for at least 3 years, the total gross receipts received by the organization during the immediately preceding 2 years, plus the current year, are $15,000 or less. 2007 tax return online free   An organization with gross receipts more than the amounts in the gross receipts test, unless otherwise exempt from filing Form 1023, must file a Form 1023 within 90 days after the end of the period in which the amounts are exceeded. 2007 tax return online free For example, an organization's gross receipts for its first tax year were less than $7,500, but at the end of its second tax year its gross receipts for the 2-year period were more than $12,000. 2007 tax return online free The organization must file Form 1023 within 90 days after the end of its second tax year. 2007 tax return online free   If the organization had existed for at least 3 tax years and had met the gross receipts test for all prior tax years but fails to meet the requirement for the current tax year, its tax-exempt status for the prior years will not be lost even if Form 1023 is not filed within 90 days after the close of the current tax year. 2007 tax return online free However, the organization will not be treated as a section 501(c)(3) organization for the period beginning with the current tax year and ending with the filing of Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free Example. 2007 tax return online free   An organization is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and is not a private foundation. 2007 tax return online free It was incorporated on January 1, 2009, and files returns on a calendar-year basis. 2007 tax return online free It did not file a Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free The organization's gross receipts during the years 2009 through 2012 were as follows: 2009 $3,600 2010 2,900 2011 400 2012 12,600   The organization's total gross receipts for 2009, 2010, and 2011 were $6,900. 2007 tax return online free Therefore, it did not have to file Form 1023 and is exempt for those years. 2007 tax return online free However, for 2010, 2011, and 2012 the total gross receipts were $15,900. 2007 tax return online free Therefore, the organization must file Form 1023 within 90 days after the end of its 2012 tax year. 2007 tax return online free If it does not file within this time period, it will not be exempt under section 501(c)(3) for the period beginning with tax year 2012 ending when the Form 1023 is received by the IRS. 2007 tax return online free The organization, however, will not lose its exempt status for the tax years ending before January 1, 2012. 2007 tax return online free   The IRS will consider applying the Commissioner's discretionary authority to extend the time for filing Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free See the procedures for this extension discussed earlier. 2007 tax return online free Articles of Organization Your organization must include a conformed copy of its articles of organization with the application for recognition of exemption. 2007 tax return online free This may be its trust instrument, corporate charter, articles of association, or any other written instrument by which it is created. 2007 tax return online free Organizational Test The articles of organization must limit the organization's purposes to one or more of those described at the beginning of this chapter and must not expressly empower it to engage, other than as an insubstantial part of its activities, in activities that do not further one or more of those purposes. 2007 tax return online free These conditions for exemption are referred to as the organizational test. 2007 tax return online free Section 501(c)(3) is the provision of law that grants exemption to the organizations described in this chapter. 2007 tax return online free Therefore, the organizational test may be met if the purposes stated in the articles of organization are limited in some way by reference to section 501(c)(3). 2007 tax return online free The requirement that your organization's purposes and powers must be limited by the articles of organization is not satisfied if the limit is contained only in the bylaws or other rules or regulations. 2007 tax return online free Moreover, the organizational test is not satisfied by statements of your organization's officers that you intend to operate only for exempt purposes. 2007 tax return online free Also, the test is not satisfied by the fact that your actual operations are for exempt purposes. 2007 tax return online free In interpreting an organization's articles, the law of the state where the organization was created is controlling. 2007 tax return online free If an organization contends that the terms of its articles have a different meaning under state law than their generally accepted meaning, such meaning must be established by a clear and convincing reference to relevant court decisions, opinions of the state attorney general, or other appropriate state authorities. 2007 tax return online free The following are examples illustrating the organizational test. 2007 tax return online free Example 1. 2007 tax return online free Articles of organization state that an organization is formed exclusively for literary and scientific purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3). 2007 tax return online free These articles appropriately limit the organization's purposes. 2007 tax return online free The organization meets the organizational test. 2007 tax return online free Example 2. 2007 tax return online free An organization, by the terms of its articles, is formed to engage in research without any further description or limitation. 2007 tax return online free The organization will not be properly limited as to its purposes since all research is not scientific. 2007 tax return online free The organization does not meet the organizational test. 2007 tax return online free Example 3. 2007 tax return online free An organization's articles state that its purpose is to receive contributions and pay them over to organizations that are described in section 501(c)(3) and exempt from taxation under section 501(a). 2007 tax return online free The organization meets the organizational test. 2007 tax return online free Example 4. 2007 tax return online free If a stated purpose in the articles is the conduct of a school of adult education and its manner of operation is described in detail, such a purpose will be satisfactorily limited. 2007 tax return online free Example 5. 2007 tax return online free If the articles state the organization is formed for charitable purposes, without any further description, such language ordinarily will be sufficient since the term charitable has a generally accepted legal meaning. 2007 tax return online free On the other hand, if the purposes are stated to be charitable, philanthropic, and benevolent, the organizational requirement will not be met since the terms philanthropic and benevolent have no generally accepted legal meaning and, therefore, the stated purposes may, under the laws of the state, permit activities that are broader than those intended by the exemption law. 2007 tax return online free Example 6. 2007 tax return online free If the articles state an organization is formed to promote American ideals, or to foster the best interests of the people, or to further the common welfare and well-being of the community, without any limitation or provision restricting such purposes to accomplishment only in a charitable manner, the purposes will not be sufficiently limited. 2007 tax return online free Such purposes are vague and may be accomplished other than in an exempt manner. 2007 tax return online free Example 7. 2007 tax return online free A stated purpose to operate a hospital does not meet the organizational test since it is not necessarily charitable. 2007 tax return online free A hospital may or may not be exempt depending on the manner in which it is operated. 2007 tax return online free Example 8. 2007 tax return online free An organization that is expressly empowered by its articles to carry on social activities will not be sufficiently limited as to its power, even if its articles state that it is organized and will be operated exclusively for charitable purposes. 2007 tax return online free Dedication and Distribution of Assets Assets of an organization must be permanently dedicated to an exempt purpose. 2007 tax return online free This means that should an organization dissolve, its assets must be distributed for an exempt purpose described in this chapter, or to the Federal Government or to a state or local government for a public purpose. 2007 tax return online free If the assets could be distributed to members or private individuals or for any other purpose, the organizational test is not met. 2007 tax return online free Dedication. 2007 tax return online free   To establish that your organization's assets will be permanently dedicated to an exempt purpose, the articles of organization should contain a provision ensuring their distribution for an exempt purpose in the event of dissolution. 2007 tax return online free Although reliance can be placed upon state law to establish permanent dedication of assets for exempt purposes, your organization's application probably can be processed much more rapidly if its articles of organization include a provision ensuring permanent dedication of assets for exempt purposes. 2007 tax return online free Distribution. 2007 tax return online free   Revenue Procedure 82-2, 1982-1 C. 2007 tax return online free B. 2007 tax return online free 367, identifies the states and circumstances in which the IRS will not require an express provision for the distribution of assets upon dissolution in the articles of organization. 2007 tax return online free The procedure also provides a sample of an acceptable dissolution provision for organizations required to have one. 2007 tax return online free   If a named beneficiary is to be the distributee, it must be one that would qualify and would be exempt within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) at the time the dissolution takes place. 2007 tax return online free Since the named beneficiary at the time of dissolution may not be qualified, may not be in existence, or may be unwilling or unable to accept the assets of the dissolving organization, a provision should be made for distribution of the assets for one or more of the purposes specified in this chapter in the event of any such contingency. 2007 tax return online free Sample articles of organization. 2007 tax return online free   See sample articles of organization in the Appendix in the back of this publication. 2007 tax return online free Educational Organizations and Private Schools If your organization wants to obtain recognition of exemption as an educational organization, you must submit complete information as to how your organization carries on or plans to carry on its educational activities, such as by conducting a school, by panels, discussions, lectures, forums, radio and television programs, or through various cultural media such as museums, symphony orchestras, or art exhibits. 2007 tax return online free In each instance, you must explain by whom and where these activities are or will be conducted and the amount of admission fees, if any. 2007 tax return online free You must submit a copy of the pertinent contracts, agreements, publications, programs, etc. 2007 tax return online free If you are organized to conduct a school, you must submit full information regarding your tuition charges, number of faculty members, number of full-time and part-time students enrolled, courses of study and degrees conferred, together with a copy of your school catalog. 2007 tax return online free See also Private Schools , discussed later. 2007 tax return online free Educational Organizations The term educational relates to: The instruction or training of individuals for the purpose of improving or developing their capabilities, or The instruction of the public on subjects useful to individuals and beneficial to the community. 2007 tax return online free Advocacy of a position. 2007 tax return online free   Advocacy of a particular position or viewpoint may be educational if there is a sufficiently full and fair exposition of pertinent facts to permit an individual or the public to form an independent opinion or conclusion. 2007 tax return online free The mere presentation of unsupported opinion is not educational. 2007 tax return online free Method not educational. 2007 tax return online free   The method used by an organization to develop and present its views is a factor in determining if an organization qualifies as educational within the meaning of section 501(c)(3). 2007 tax return online free The following factors may indicate that the method is not educational. 2007 tax return online free The presentation of viewpoints unsupported by facts is a significant part of the organization's communications. 2007 tax return online free The facts that purport to support the viewpoint are distorted. 2007 tax return online free The organization's presentations make substantial use of inflammatory and disparaging terms and express conclusions more on the basis of emotion than of objective evaluations. 2007 tax return online free The approach used is not aimed at developing an understanding on the part of the audience because it does not consider their background or training. 2007 tax return online free   Exceptional circumstances, however, may exist where an organization's advocacy may be educational even if one or more of the factors listed above are present. 2007 tax return online free Qualifying organizations. 2007 tax return online free   The following types of organizations may qualify as educational: An organization, such as a primary or secondary school, a college, or a professional or trade school, that has a regularly scheduled curriculum, a regular faculty, and a regularly enrolled student body in attendance at a place where the educational activities are regularly carried on, An organization whose activities consist of conducting public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, or other similar programs, An organization that presents a course of instruction by correspondence or through the use of television or radio, A museum, zoo, planetarium, symphony orchestra, or other similar organization, A nonprofit children's day-care center, and A credit counseling organization. 2007 tax return online free College book stores, cafeterias, restaurants, etc. 2007 tax return online free   These and other on-campus organizations should submit information to show that they are controlled by and operated for the convenience of the faculty and student body or by whom they are controlled and whom they serve. 2007 tax return online free Alumni association. 2007 tax return online free   An alumni association should establish that it is organized to promote the welfare of the university with which it is affiliated, is subject to the control of the university as to its policies and destination of funds, and is operated as an integral part of the university or is otherwise organized to promote the welfare of the college or university. 2007 tax return online free If your association does not have these characteristics, it may still be exempt as a social club if it meets the requirements described in chapter 4, under 501(c)(7) - Social and Recreation Clubs . 2007 tax return online free Athletic organization. 2007 tax return online free   This type of organization must submit evidence that it is engaged in activities such as directing and controlling interscholastic athletic competitions, conducting tournaments, and prescribing eligibility rules for contestants. 2007 tax return online free If it is not so engaged, your organization may be exempt as a social club described in chapter 4. 2007 tax return online free Raising funds to be used for travel and other activities to interview and persuade prospective students with outstanding athletic ability to attend a particular university does not show an exempt purpose. 2007 tax return online free If your organization is not exempt as an educational organization, see Amateur Athletic Organizations , later in this chapter. 2007 tax return online free Private Schools Every private school filing an application for recognition of tax-exempt status must supply the IRS (on Schedule B, Form 1023) with the following information. 2007 tax return online free The racial composition of the student body, and of the faculty and administrative staff, as of the current academic year. 2007 tax return online free (This information also must be projected, so far as may be feasible, for the next academic year. 2007 tax return online free ) The amount of scholarship and loan funds, if any, awarded to students enrolled and the racial composition of students who have received the awards. 2007 tax return online free A list of the school's incorporators, founders, board members, and donors of land or buildings, whether individuals or organizations. 2007 tax return online free A statement indicating whether any of the organizations described in item (3) above have an objective of maintaining segregated public or private school education at the time the application is filed and, if so, whether any of the individuals described in item (3) are officers or active members of those organizations at the time the application is filed. 2007 tax return online free The public school district and county in which the school is located. 2007 tax return online free How to determine racial composition. 2007 tax return online free   The racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff can be an estimate based on the best information readily available to the school, without requiring student applicants, students, faculty, or administrative staff to submit to the school information that the school otherwise does not require. 2007 tax return online free Nevertheless, a statement of the method by which the racial composition was determined must be supplied. 2007 tax return online free The identity of individual students or members of the faculty and administrative staff should not be included with this information. 2007 tax return online free   A school that is a state or municipal instrumentality (see Instrumentalities , near the beginning of this chapter), whether or not it qualifies for exemption under section 501(c)(3), is not considered to be a private school for purposes of the following discussion. 2007 tax return online free Racially Nondiscriminatory Policy To qualify as an organization exempt from federal income tax, a private school must include a statement in its charter, bylaws, or other governing instrument, or in a resolution of its governing body, that it has a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students and that it does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin. 2007 tax return online free Also, the school must circulate information that clearly states the school's admission policies. 2007 tax return online free A racially nondiscriminatory policy toward students means that the school admits the students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at that school and that the school does not discriminate on the basis of race in administering its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 2007 tax return online free The IRS considers discrimination on the basis of race to include discrimination on the basis of color or national or ethnic origin. 2007 tax return online free The existence of a racially discriminatory policy with respect to the employment of faculty and administrative staff is indicative of a racially discriminatory policy as to students. 2007 tax return online free Conversely, the absence of racial discrimination in the employment of faculty and administrative staff is indicative of a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students. 2007 tax return online free A policy of a school that favors racial minority groups with respect to admissions, facilities and programs, and financial assistance is not discrimination on the basis of race when the purpose and effect of this policy is to promote establishing and maintaining the school's nondiscriminatory policy. 2007 tax return online free A school that selects students on the basis of membership in a religious denomination or unit is not discriminating if membership in the denomination or unit is open to all on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. 2007 tax return online free Policy statement. 2007 tax return online free   The school must include a statement of its racially nondiscriminatory policy in all its brochures and catalogs dealing with student admissions, programs, and scholarships. 2007 tax return online free Also, the school must include a reference to its racially nondiscriminatory policy in other written advertising that it uses to inform prospective students of its programs. 2007 tax return online free Publicity requirement. 2007 tax return online free   The school must make its racially nondiscriminatory policy known to all segments of the general community served by the school. 2007 tax return online free Selective communication of a racially nondiscriminatory policy that a school provides solely to leaders of racial groups will not be considered an effective means of communication to make the policy known to all segments of the community. 2007 tax return online free To satisfy this requirement, the school must use one of the following two methods. 2007 tax return online free Method one. 2007 tax return online free   The school can publish a notice of its racially nondiscriminatory policy in a newspaper of general circulation that serves all racial segments of the community. 2007 tax return online free Such publication must be repeated at least once annually during the period of the school's solicitation for students or, in the absence of a solicitation program, during the school's registration period. 2007 tax return online free When more than one community is served by a school, the school can publish the notice in those newspapers that are reasonably likely to be read by all racial segments in the communities that the school serves. 2007 tax return online free If this method is used, the notice must meet the following printing requirements. 2007 tax return online free It must appear in a section of the newspaper likely to be read by prospective students and their families. 2007 tax return online free It must occupy at least 3 column inches. 2007 tax return online free It must have its title printed in at least 12 point bold face type. 2007 tax return online free It must have the remaining text printed in at least 8 point type. 2007 tax return online free The following is an acceptable example of the notice:   NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS     The M School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. 2007 tax return online free It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 2007 tax return online free   Method two. 2007 tax return online free   The school can use the broadcast media to publicize its racially nondiscriminatory policy if this use makes the policy known to all segments of the general community the school serves. 2007 tax return online free If the school uses this method, it must provide documentation showing that the means by which this policy was communicated to all segments of the general community was reasonably expected to be effective. 2007 tax return online free In this case, appropriate documentation would include copies of the tapes or scripts used and records showing that there was an adequate number of announcements. 2007 tax return online free The documentation also would include proof that these announcements were made during hours when they were likely to be communicated to all segments of the general community, that they were long enough to convey the message clearly, and that they were broadcast on radio or television stations likely to be listened to by substantial numbers of members of all racial segments of the general community. 2007 tax return online free Announcements must be made during the period of the school's solicitation for students or, in the absence of a solicitation program, during the school's registration period. 2007 tax return online free Exceptions. 2007 tax return online free   The publicity requirements will not apply in the following situations. 2007 tax return online free First, if for the preceding 3 years the enrollment of a parochial or other church-related school consists of students at least 75% of whom are members of the sponsoring religious denomination or unit, the school can make known its racially nondiscriminatory policy in whatever newspapers or circulars the religious denomination or unit uses in the communities from which the students are drawn. 2007 tax return online free These newspapers and circulars can be distributed by a particular religious denomination or unit or by an association that represents a number of religious organizations of the same denomination. 2007 tax return online free If, however, the school advertises in newspapers of general circulation in the community or communities from which its students are drawn and the second exception (discussed next) does not apply to the school, then it must comply with either of the publicity requirements explained earlier. 2007 tax return online free Second, if a school customarily draws a substantial percentage of its students nationwide, worldwide, from a large geographic section or sections of the United States, or from local communities, and if the school follows a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to its students, the school may satisfy the publicity requirement by complying with the instructions explained earlier under Policy statement . 2007 tax return online free   The school can demonstrate that it follows a racially nondiscriminatory policy either by showing that it currently enrolls students of racial minority groups in meaningful numbers or, except for local community schools, when minority students are not enrolled in meaningful numbers, that its promotional activities and recruiting efforts in each geographic area were reasonably designed to inform students of all racial segments in the general communities within the area of the availability of the school. 2007 tax return online free The question as to whether a school demonstrates such a policy satisfactorily will be determined on the basis of the facts and circumstances of each case. 2007 tax return online free   The IRS recognizes that the failure by a school drawing its students from local communities to enroll racial minority group students may not necessarily indicate the absence of a racially nondiscriminatory policy when there are relatively few or no such students in these communities. 2007 tax return online free Actual enrollment is, however, a meaningful indication of a racially nondiscriminatory policy in a community in which a public school or schools became subject to a desegregation order of a federal court or are otherwise expressly obligated to implement a desegregation plan under the terms of any written contract or other commitment to which any federal agency was a party. 2007 tax return online free   The IRS encourages schools to satisfy the publicity requirement by using either of the methods described earlier, even though a school considers itself to be within one of the Exceptions. 2007 tax return online free The IRS believes that these publicity requirements are the most effective methods to make known a school's racially nondiscriminatory policy. 2007 tax return online free In this regard, it is each school's responsibility to determine whether either of the exceptions applies. 2007 tax return online free Such responsibility will prepare the school, if it is audited by the IRS, to demonstrate that the failure to publish its racially nondiscriminatory policy in accordance with either one of the publicity requirements was justified by one of the exceptions. 2007 tax return online free Also, a school must be prepared to demonstrate that it has publicly disavowed or repudiated any statements purported to have been made on its behalf (after November 6, 1975) that are contrary to its publicity of a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students, to the extent that the school or its principal official was aware of these statements. 2007 tax return online free Facilities and programs. 2007 tax return online free   A school must be able to show that all of its programs and facilities are operated in a racially nondiscriminatory manner. 2007 tax return online free Scholarship and loan programs. 2007 tax return online free   As a general rule, all scholarship or other comparable benefits obtainable at the school must be offered on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. 2007 tax return online free This must be known throughout the general community being served by the school and should be referred to in its publicity. 2007 tax return online free Financial assistance programs, as well as scholarships and loans made under financial assistance programs, that favor members of one or more racial minority groups and that do not significantly detract from or are designed to promote a school's racially nondiscriminatory policy will not adversely affect the school's exempt status. 2007 tax return online free Certification. 2007 tax return online free   An individual authorized to take official action on behalf of a school that claims to be racially nondiscriminatory as to students must certify annually, under penalties of perjury, on Schedule E (Form 990 or 990-EZ) or Form 5578, Annual Certification of Racial Nondiscrimination for a Private School Exempt From Federal Income Tax, whichever applies, that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief the school has satisfied all requirements that apply, as previously explained. 2007 tax return online free   Failure to comply with the guidelines ordinarily will result in the proposed revocation of the exempt status of a school. 2007 tax return online free Recordkeeping requirements. 2007 tax return online free With certain exceptions, given later, each exempt private school must maintain the following records for a minimum period of 3 years, beginning with the year after the year of compilation or acquisition. 2007 tax return online free Records indicating the racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff for each academic year. 2007 tax return online free Records sufficient to document that scholarship and other financial assistance is awarded on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. 2007 tax return online free Copies of all materials used by or on behalf of the school to solicit contributions. 2007 tax return online free Copies of all brochures, catalogs, and advertising dealing with student admissions, programs, and scholarships. 2007 tax return online free (Schools advertising nationally or in a large geographic segment or segments of the United States need only maintain a record sufficient to indicate when and in what publications their advertisements were placed. 2007 tax return online free ) The racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff can be determined in the same manner as that described at the beginning of this section. 2007 tax return online free However, a school cannot discontinue maintaining a system of records that reflect the racial composition of its students, faculty, and administrative staff used on November 6, 1975, unless it substitutes a different system that compiles substantially the same information, without advance approval of the IRS. 2007 tax return online free The IRS does not require that a school release any personally identifiable records or personal information except in accordance with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. 2007 tax return online free Similarly, the IRS does not require a school to keep records prohibited under state or federal law. 2007 tax return online free Exceptions. 2007 tax return online free   The school does not have to independently maintain these records for IRS use if both of the following are true. 2007 tax return online free Substantially the same information has been included in a report or reports filed with an agency or agencies of federal, state, or local governments, and this information is current within 1 year. 2007 tax return online free The school maintains copies of these reports from which this information is readily obtainable. 2007 tax return online free If these reports do not include all of the information required, as discussed earlier, records providing such remaining information must be maintained by the school for IRS use. 2007 tax return online free Failure to maintain records. 2007 tax return online free   Failure to maintain or to produce the required records and information, upon proper request, will create a presumption that the organization has failed to comply with these guidelines. 2007 tax return online free Organizations Providing Insurance An organization described in sections 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) may be exempt from tax only if no substantial part of its activities consists of providing commercial-type insurance. 2007 tax return online free However, this rule does not apply to state-sponsored organizations described in sections 501(c)(26) or 501(c)(27), which are discussed in chapter 4, or to charitable risk pools, discussed next. 2007 tax return online free Charitable Risk Pools A charitable risk pool is treated as organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes if it: Is organized and operated only to pool insurable risks of its members (not including risks related to medical malpractice) and to provide information to its members about loss control and risk management, Consists only of members that are section 501(c)(3) organizations exempt from tax under section 501(a), Is organized under state law authorizing this type of risk pooling, Is exempt from state income tax (or will be after qualifying as a section 501(c)(3) organization), Has obtained at least $1,000,000 in startup capital from nonmember charitable organizations, Is controlled by a board of directors elected by its members, and Is organized under documents requiring that: Each member be a section 501(c)(3) organization exempt from tax under section 501(a), Each member that receives a final determination that it no longer qualifies under section 501(c)(3) notify the pool immediately, and Each insurance policy issued by the pool provide that it will not cover events occurring after a final determination described in (b). 2007 tax return online free Other Section 501(c)(3) Organizations In addition to the information required for all organizations, as described earlier, you should include any other information described in this section. 2007 tax return online free Charitable Organizations If your organization is applying for recognition of exemption as a charitable organization, it must show that it is organized and operated for purposes that are beneficial to the public interest. 2007 tax return online free Some examples of this type of organization are those organized for: Relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged, Advancement of religion, Advancement of education or science, Erection or maintenance of public buildings, monuments, or works, Lessening the burdens of government, Lessening of neighborhood tensions, Elimination of prejudice and discrimination, Defense of human and civil rights secured by law, and Combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency. 2007 tax return online free The rest of this section contains a description of the information to be provided by certain specific organizations. 2007 tax return online free This information is in addition to the required inclusions described in chapter 1, and other statements requested on Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free Each of the following organizations must submit the information described. 2007 tax return online free Charitable organization supporting education. 2007 tax return online free   Submit information showing how your organization supports education — for example, contributes to an existing educational institution, endows a professorial chair, contributes toward paying teachers' salaries, or contributes to an educational institution to enable it to carry on research. 2007 tax return online free Scholarships. 2007 tax return online free   If the organization awards or plans to award scholarships, complete Schedule H of Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free Also, submit the following: Criteria used for selecting recipients, including the rules of eligibility. 2007 tax return online free How and by whom the recipients are or will be selected. 2007 tax return online free If awards are or will be made directly to individuals, whether information is required assuring that the student remains in school. 2007 tax return online free If awards are or will be made to recipients of a particular class, for example, children of employees of a particular employer— Whether any preference is or will be accorded an applicant by reason of the parent's position, length of employment, or salary, Whether as a condition of the award the recipient must upon graduation accept employment with the company, and Whether the award will be continued even if the parent's employment ends. 2007 tax return online free A copy of the scholarship application form and any brochures or literature describing the scholarship program. 2007 tax return online free Hospital. 2007 tax return online free   If you are organized to operate a charitable hospital, complete and attach Section I of Schedule C, Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free   If your hospital was transferred to you from proprietary ownership, complete and attach Schedule G of Form 1023. 2007 tax return online free You must attach a list showing: The names of the active and courtesy staff members of the proprietary hospital, as well as the names of your medical staff members after the transfer to nonprofit ownership, and The names of any doctors who continued to lease office space in the hospital after its transfer to nonprofit ownership and the amount of rent paid. 2007 tax return online free Submit also an appraisal showing the fair rental value of the rented space. 2007 tax return online free Clinic. 2007 tax return online free   If you are organized to operate a clinic, attach a statement including: A description of the facilities and services, To whom the services are offered, such as the public at large or a specific group, How charges are determined, such as on a profit basis, to recover costs, or at less than cost, By whom administered and controlled, Whether any of the professional staff (that is, those who perform or will perform the clinical services) also serve or will serve in an administrative capacity, and How compensation paid the professional staff is or will be determined. 2007 tax return online free Home for the aged. 2007 tax return online free   If you are organized to operate a home for the aged, complete and attach Schedule F of Form 1023 and required attachments. 2007 tax return online free Community nursing bureau. 2007 tax return online free   If you provide a nursing register or community nursing bureau, provide information showing that your organization will be operated as a community project and will receive its primary support from public contributions to maintain a nonprofit register of qualified nursing personnel, including graduate nurses, unregistered nursing school graduates, licensed attendants and practical nurses for the benefit of hospitals, health agencies, doctors, and individuals. 2007 tax return online free Organization providing loans. 2007 tax return online free   If you make, or will make, loans for charitable and educational purposes, submit the following information. 2007 tax return online free An explanation of the circumstances under which such loans are, or will be, made. 2007 tax return online free Criteria for selection, including the rules of eligibility. 2007 tax return online free How and by whom the recipients are or will be selected. 2007 tax return online free Manner of repayment of the loan. 2007 tax return online free Security required, if any. 2007 tax return online free Interest charged, if any, and when payable. 2007 tax return online free Copies in duplicate of the loan application and any brochures or literature describing the loan program. 2007 tax return online free Public-interest law firms. 2007 tax return online free   If your organization was formed to litigate in the public interest (as opposed to providing legal services to the poor), such as in the area of protection of the environment, you should submit the following information. 2007 tax return online free How the litigation can reasonably be said to be representative of a broad public interest rather than a private one. 2007 tax return online free Whether the organization will accept fees for its services. 2007 tax return online free A description of the cases litigated or to be litigated and how they benefit the public generally. 2007 tax return online free Whether the policies and program of the organization are the responsibility of a board or committee representative of the public interest, which is neither controlled by employees or persons who litigate on behalf of the organization nor by any organization that is not itself an organization described in this chapter. 2007 tax return online free Whether the organization is operated, through sharing of office space or otherwise, in a way to create identification or confusion with a particular private law firm. 2007 tax return online free Whether there is an arrangement to provide, directly or indirectly, a deduction for the cost of litigation that is for the private benefit of the donor. 2007 tax return online free Acceptance of attorneys' fees. 2007 tax return online free   A nonprofit public-interest law firm can accept attorneys' fees in public-interest cases if the fees are paid directly by its clients and the fees are not more than the actual costs incurred in the case. 2007 tax return online free Upon undertaking a representation, the organization cannot withdraw from the case because the litigant is unable to pay the fee. 2007 tax return online free   Firms can accept fees awarded or approved by a court or an administrative agency and paid by an opposing party if the firms do not use the likelihood or probability of fee awards as a consideration in the selection of cases. 2007 tax return online free All fee awards must be paid to the organization and not to its individual staff attorneys. 2007 tax return online free Instead, a public-interest law firm can reasonably compensate its staff attorneys, but only on a straight salary basis. 2007 tax return online free Private attorneys, whose services are retained by the firm to assist it in particular cases, can be compensated by the firm, but only on a fixed fee or salary basis. 2007 tax return online free   The total amount of all attorneys' fees (court awarded and those received from clients) must not be more than 50% of the total cost of operations of the organization's legal functions, calculated over a 5-year period. 2007 tax return online free   If, in order to carry out its program, an organization violates applicable canons of ethics, disrupts the judicial system, or engages in any illegal action, the organization will jeopardize its exemption. 2007 tax return online free Religious Organizations To determine whether an organization meets the religious purposes test of section 501(c)(3), the IRS maintains two basic guidelines. 2007 tax return online free That the particular religious beliefs of the organization are truly and sincerely held. 2007 tax return online free That the practices and rituals associated with the organization's religious belief or creed are not illegal or contrary to clearly defined public policy. 2007 tax return online free Therefore, your group (or organization) may not qualify for treatment as an exempt religious organization for tax purposes if its actions, as contrasted with its beliefs, are contrary to well established and clearly defined public policy. 2007 tax return online free If there is a clear showing that the beliefs (or doctrines) are sincerely held by those professing them, the IRS will not question the religious nature of those beliefs. 2007 tax return online free Churches. 2007 tax return online free   Although a church, its integrated auxiliaries, or a convention or association of churches is not required to file Form 1023 to be exempt from federal income tax or to receive tax deductible contributions, the organization may find it advantageous to obtain recognition of exemption. 2007 tax return online free In this event, you should submit information showing that your organization is a church, synagogue, association or convention of churches, religious order, or religious organization that is an integral part of a church, and that it is engaged in carrying out the function of a church. 2007 tax return online free   In determining whether an admittedly religious organization is also a church, the IRS does not accept every assertion that the organization is a church. 2007 tax return online free Because beliefs and practices vary so widely, there is no single definition of the word church for tax purposes. 2007 tax return online free The IRS considers the facts and circumstances of each organization applying for church status. 2007 tax return online free Convention or association of churches. 2007 tax return online free   Any organization that is otherwise a convention or association of churches will not fail to qualify as a church merely because the membership of the organization includes individuals as well as churches or because the individuals have voting rights in the organization. 2007 tax return online free Integrated auxiliaries. 2007 tax return online free   An organization is an integrated auxiliary of a church if all the following are true. 2007 tax return online free The organization is described both in sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3). 2007 tax return online free It is affiliated with a church or a convention or association of churches. 2007 tax return online free It is internally supported. 2007 tax return online free An organization is internally supported unless both of the following are true. 2007 tax return online free It offers admissions, goods, services, or facilities for sale, other than on an incidental basis, to the general public (except goods, services, or facilities sold at a nominal charge or for a small part of the cost). 2007 tax return online free It normally gets more than 50% of its support from a combination of governmental sources, public solicitation of contributions, and receipts from the sale of admissions, goods, performance of services, or furnishing of facilities in activities that are not unrelated trades or businesses. 2007 tax return online free Special rule. 2007 tax return online free   Men's and women's organizations, seminaries, mission societies, and youth groups that satisfy (1) and (2) shown earlier are integrated auxiliaries of a church even if they are not internally supported. 2007 tax return online free   In order for an organization (including a church and religious organization) to qualify for tax exemption, no part of its net earnings can inure to any individual. 2007 tax return online free   Although an individual is entitled to a charitable deduction for contributions to a church, the assignment or similar transfer of compensation for personal services to a church generally does not relieve a taxpayer of federal income tax liability on the compensation, regardless of the motivation behind the transfer. 2007 tax return online free Scientific Organizations You must show that your organization's research will be carried on in the public interest. 2007 tax return online free Scientific research will be considered to be in the public interest if the results of the research (including any patents, copyrights, processes, or formulas) are made available to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis; if the research is performed for the United States or a state, county, or municipal government; or if the research is carried on for one of the following purposes. 2007 tax return online free Aiding in the scientific education of college or university students. 2007 tax return online free Obtaining scientific information that is published in a treatise, thesis, trade publication, or in any other form th