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Free tax filing companies Publication 557 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders Introduction What's New Proposed regulations on “good faith determinations”. Free tax filing companies  Proposed regulations modify standards for making a good faith determination that a foreign organization is a charitable organization, grants to which may be qualifying distributions and not taxable expenditures. Free tax filing companies The proposed regulations identify a broader class of tax practitioners upon whose written advice a private foundation may base a “good faith determination. Free tax filing companies ” See, Proposed Regulations: Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations, REG-134974-12, 2012-47 I. Free tax filing companies R. Free tax filing companies B. Free tax filing companies 553. Free tax filing companies Prop. Free tax filing companies Regs. Free tax filing companies on Good Faith Determinations. Free tax filing companies New Requirements for section 501(c)(3) Hospitals Under the Affordable Care Act. Free tax filing companies  The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted March 23, 2010, added new requirements that hospital organizations must satisfy in order to be described in section 501(c)(3), as well as new reporting requirements and excise taxes. Free tax filing companies On June 22, 2012, the Service issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that addresses the new requirements enacted by the ACA applicable to section 501(c)(3) hospital organizations. Free tax filing companies See, Proposed Regulations: Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals, REG-13026-11, 77 Fed. Free tax filing companies Reg. Free tax filing companies 38148. Free tax filing companies On April 3, 2013, the Service issued proposed regulations on the ACA's community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements. Free tax filing companies The proposed regulations also discuss the related reporting and excise tax requirements for charitable hospitals and the consequences for failure to satisfy the section 501(r) requirements. Free tax filing companies See, Proposed Regulations: Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals, REG-106499-12, 78 Fed. Free tax filing companies Reg. Free tax filing companies 20,523. Free tax filing companies Timing of when an Organization is exempt for Federal Tax Purposes. Free tax filing companies  As noted in section 2. Free tax filing companies 03(4) of Revenue Procedure 2013-9, 2013-2 I. Free tax filing companies R. Free tax filing companies B. Free tax filing companies 267, the provisions in section 11. Free tax filing companies 01 regarding the effect of determination letters or rulings recognizing exempt status of organizations described in section 501(c), other than sections 501(c)(3), (9), (17), and (29), have been revised. Free tax filing companies Prior to this year, and back to 1962, when such organizations applied for recognition, the IRS would usually recognize the organizations as tax exempt from the date of formation, no matter how long the interval between the date of formation and the date of application. Free tax filing companies In addition to the practical difficulties of ascertaining an organization's purposes and activities for this period, such recognition is now potentially inconsistent with the provisions of section 6033(j), which automatically revokes the exempt status of an organization that fails to file required Form 990 series returns or notices for three consecutive years. Free tax filing companies The new procedure adopts a practice similar to the rule for section 501(c)(3) organizations for these organizations, generally permitting recognition from the date of formation if the organization has: always met the requirements for exemption, has applied within 27 months from the end of the month in which it was organized, and has not failed to file required Form 990 series returns or notices for three consecutive years. Free tax filing companies Section 11. Free tax filing companies 01(3) notes: an organization that otherwise meets the requirements for tax-exempt status and the issuance of a determination letter or ruling that does not meet the requirements for recognition from date of formation will generally be recognized from the postmark date of its application. Free tax filing companies Exempt Organizations Select Check. Free tax filing companies  The IRS has developed an on-line search tool, Exempt Organizations Select Check, that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. Free tax filing companies It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that: Are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions (Publication 78 data). Free tax filing companies Users may rely on this list in determining deductibility of contributions, just as they did when Publication 78 was a separate electronic publication rather than part of Select Check. Free tax filing companies Have had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked under the law because they have not filed Form 990 series returns or notices annually as required for three consecutive years (Auto-Revocation List). Free tax filing companies Have filed a Form 990-N (e-Postcard) annual electronic notice. Free tax filing companies  In addition to searching for a particular organization, users may download a complete list of each of the three types of organizations through Exempt Organizations Select Check. Free tax filing companies See also Revenue Procedure 2011-33, 2011-25 I. Free tax filing companies R. Free tax filing companies B. Free tax filing companies 887. Free tax filing companies Future developments. Free tax filing companies . Free tax filing companies  The IRS has created a page on IRS. Free tax filing companies gov for information about Publication 557, at www. Free tax filing companies irs. Free tax filing companies gov/pub557. Free tax filing companies Information about any future developments affecting Publication 557 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page. Free tax filing companies Reminders The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Free tax filing companies   The ACA added several new laws. Free tax filing companies This includes a new excise tax on indoor tanning services, a small business health care tax credit, additional requirements for tax-exempt hospitals, and the section 501(c)(29) CO-OP program. Free tax filing companies For more information, go to IRS. Free tax filing companies gov and select Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions. Free tax filing companies Electronic filing requirement for large organizations. Free tax filing companies  For tax years ending on or after December 31, 2006, only organizations that file 250 returns during the calendar year and that have total assets of $10 million or more are required to file Form 990 electronically. Free tax filing companies For more information, go to e-file for Charities and Non-Profits. Free tax filing companies Section 501(c)(15) gross receipts. Free tax filing companies   The definition of gross receipts for purposes of determining whether small insurance companies qualify as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(15) has changed. Free tax filing companies See Notice 2006-42, 2006-19 I. Free tax filing companies R. Free tax filing companies B. Free tax filing companies 878, Notice 2006-42. Free tax filing companies Prohibited tax shelter transactions. Free tax filing companies  New excise taxes are imposed under section 4965 on certain tax-exempt organizations entering into prohibited tax shelter transactions. Free tax filing companies See T. Free tax filing companies D. Free tax filing companies 9492, Excise Taxes on Prohibited Tax Shelter Transactions and Related Disclosure Requirements, 2010-33 I. Free tax filing companies R. Free tax filing companies B. Free tax filing companies 242. Free tax filing companies See IRS Issues Final Regulations Regarding Excise Taxes on Prohibited Tax Shelter Transactions and Related Disclosure Requirement. Free tax filing companies Pension Protection Act of 2006 tax changes. Free tax filing companies  The Pension Protection Act of 2006 made numerous changes to the tax law provisions affecting tax-exempt organizations. Free tax filing companies Unless otherwise noted, most of the changes became effective on August 17, 2006. Free tax filing companies For key provisions, go to The Pension Protection Act of 2006. Free tax filing companies Section 501(c)(3) organizations must make their Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Tax Return (and proxy tax under section 6033(e)), open for public inspection for a period of 3 years from the date the Form 990-T is required to be filed (determined with regard to any extension of time for filing) or is actually filed, whichever is later. Free tax filing companies There is an increase in excise taxes relating to public charities, social welfare organizations, and private foundations. Free tax filing companies There are additional standards for credit counseling organizations. Free tax filing companies The definition of convention or association of churches has been modified. Free tax filing companies Entities that are not required to file Form 990 or 990-EZ must file new Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or 990-EZ. Free tax filing companies The requirements of disclosure to state officials relating to exempt organizations has been modified. Free tax filing companies There are excise taxes imposed on excess benefit transactions involving donor advised funds and sponsoring organizations. Free tax filing companies There are new excise taxes on prohibited tax shelter transactions. Free tax filing companies There is a modification of recordkeeping requirements for certain charitable contributions. Free tax filing companies Introduction This publication discusses the rules and procedures for organizations that seek recognition of exemption from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code). Free tax filing companies It explains the procedures you must follow to obtain an appropriate ruling or determination letter recognizing your organization's exemption, as well as certain other information that applies generally to all exempt organizations. Free tax filing companies To qualify for exemption under the Code, your organization must be organized for one or more of the purposes specifically designated in the Code. Free tax filing companies Organizations that are exempt under section 501(a) include those organizations described in section 501(c). Free tax filing companies Section 501(c) organizations are covered in this publication. Free tax filing companies Chapter 1, Application, Approval, and Appeal Procedures, provides general information about the procedures for obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status. Free tax filing companies Chapter 2, Filing Requirements and Required Disclosures, contains information about annual filing requirements and other matters that may affect your organization's tax-exempt status. Free tax filing companies Chapter 3, Section 501(c)(3) Organizations, contains detailed information on various matters affecting section 501(c)(3) organizations, including a section on the determination of private foundation status. Free tax filing companies Chapter 4, Other Section 501(c) Organizations, includes separate sections for specific types of organizations described in section 501(c). Free tax filing companies Chapter 5, Excise Taxes, provides information on when excise taxes may be imposed. Free tax filing companies Organizations not discussed in this publication. Free tax filing companies   Certain organizations that may qualify for exemption are not discussed in this publication, although they are included in the Organization Reference Chart. Free tax filing companies These organizations (and the Code sections that apply to them) are as follows. Free tax filing companies Corporations organized under Acts of Congress 501(c)(1) Teachers' retirement fund associations 501(c)(11) Mutual insurance companies 501(c)(15) Corporations organized to finance crop operations 501(c)(16) Employee funded pension trusts (created before June 25, 1959) 501(c)(18) Withdrawal liability payment fund 501(c)(22) Veterans' organizations (created before 1880) 501(c)(23) National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust 501(c)(28) Religious and apostolic associations 501(d) Cooperative hospital service organizations 501(e) Cooperative service organizations of operating educational organizations 501(f)   Section 501(c)(24) organizations (section 4049 ERISA trusts) are neither discussed in the text nor listed in the Organization Reference Chart. Free tax filing companies   Similarly, farmers' cooperative associations that qualify for exemption under section 521, qualified state tuition programs described in section 529, and pension, profit-sharing, and stock bonus plans described in section 401(a) are not discussed in this publication. Free tax filing companies If you think your organization falls within one of these categories, contact the IRS for any additional information you need. Free tax filing companies For telephone assistance, call 1-877-829-5500. Free tax filing companies   Check the Table of Contents at the beginning of this publication to determine whether your organization is described in this publication. Free tax filing companies If it is, read the chapter (or section) that applies to your type of organization for the specific information you must give when applying for recognition of exemption. Free tax filing companies Organization Reference Chart. 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