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Hr block free file 1. Hr block free file   Application, Approval, and Appeal Procedures Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Application ProceduresForms Required Required Inclusions Miscellaneous Procedures Rulings and Determination LettersEffective Date of Exemption Revocation or Modification of Exemption Appeal ProceduresAppeals Office Consideration EO Technical Consideration Administrative Remedies Appeal to Courts Group Exemption LetterCentral Organization Application Procedure Keeping the Group Exemption Letter in Force Events Causing Loss of Group Exemption Introduction If your organization is one of the organizations described in this publication and is seeking recognition of tax-exempt status from the IRS, you should follow the procedures described in this chapter and the instructions that accompany the appropriate application forms. Hr block free file For information on section 501(c)(3) organizations, go to Section 501(c)(3) Organizations chapter 3. Hr block free file If your organization is seeking exemption under one of the other paragraphs of section 501(c), see chapter 4. Hr block free file Topics - This chapter discusses: Application procedures that generally apply to all organizations discussed in this publication, including the application forms; Rulings and determination letters (approvals/disapprovals); Appeal procedures available if an adverse determination letter is proposed; and Group exemption letters. Hr block free file Application Procedures Oral requests for recognition of exemption will not be considered by the IRS. Hr block free file Your application for tax-exempt status must be in writing using the appropriate forms as discussed below. Hr block free file Forms Required If your organization is seeking recognition of exemption from federal income tax, it must use a specific application prescribed by the IRS in Revenue Procedure 2013–9, sec. Hr block free file 3. Hr block free file If your organization is a central organization with exempt status, see Group Exemption Letter , later. Hr block free file All applications must be signed by an authorized individual. Hr block free file Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption. Hr block free file   File Form 1023 if you are seeking recognition of exemption under section: 501(c)(3) Corporations, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports, or prevention of cruelty for children or animals, 501(e) Cooperative hospital service organization, 501(f) Cooperative service organization of operating educational organizations, 501(k) Certain organizations providing child care, 501(n) Charitable risk pools, and 501(q) Credit counseling organizations. Hr block free file Form 1024, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(a). Hr block free file    File Form 1024 if you are seeking recognition of exemption under section: 501(c)(2) Title holding corporations, 501(c)(4) Civic leagues, social welfare organizations, 501(c)(5) Labor, agricultural, or horticultural organizations, 501(c)(6) Business leagues, chambers of commerce, etc. Hr block free file , 501(c)(7) Social clubs, 501(c)(8) Fraternal beneficiary societies, orders, or associations, 501(c)(9) Voluntary employees’ beneficiary associations, 501(c)(10) Domestic fraternal societies, orders, etc. Hr block free file , 501(c)(12) Benevolent life insurance associations, mutual ditch or irrigation companies, mutual or cooperative telephone companies, 501(c)(13) Cemetery companies, 501(c)(15) Mutual insurance companies or associations, 501(c)(17) Trusts providing for the payment of supplemental unemployment compensation benefits, 501(c)(19) A post, organization, auxiliary unit, etc. Hr block free file of past or present members of the Armed Forces of the United States, and 501(c)(25) Title holding corporations or trusts. Hr block free file  Form 8718, User Fee for Exempt Organization Determination Letter Request, must also be sent along with Form 1024. Hr block free file Letter application. Hr block free file   If your organization is seeking recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(11), (14), (16), (18), (21), (22), (23), (26), (27), (28), or (29), submit a letter application with Form 8718. Hr block free file See Required Inclusions for the information to include with the letter application. Hr block free file Form 1028. Hr block free file   Use Form 1028 if your organization is a farmers’ cooperative seeking recognition of exemption under section 521. Hr block free file You must also submit Form 8718. Hr block free file Form 8871. Hr block free file    Use Form 8871 if you are a political party or campaign committee for a candidate for federal, state or local office seeking to be treated as tax-exempt under section 527. Hr block free file See Political Organization Income Tax Return , later. Hr block free file    Some organizations do not have to use specific application forms. Hr block free file The application your organization must use is specified in the chapter in this publication dealing with your kind of organization. Hr block free file It is also shown in the Organization Reference Chart, later. Hr block free file Power of attorney. Hr block free file   If your organization expects to be represented by an individual such as an attorney, CPA, officer or other person authorized to practice before the IRS, whether in person or by correspondence, you must file a Form 2848 with your exemption application. Hr block free file The power of attorney must specifically authorize an individual to represent your organization. Hr block free file You cannot name an organization, firm, etc. Hr block free file as your representative. Hr block free file Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, can be used for this purpose. Hr block free file The categories of individuals who can represent you before the IRS are listed on the form. Hr block free file Non-exemption for terrorist organizations. Hr block free file   An organization that is identified or designated as a terrorist organization within the meaning of section 501(p)(2) is not eligible to apply for recognition of exemption. Hr block free file User fee. Hr block free file   The law requires the payment of a user fee for determination letter requests such as your application for recognition of tax-exempt status. Hr block free file If you are filing Form 1023, user fee information is included in Part XI. Hr block free file If you are required to apply for recognition of exemption by submitting Form 1024, a letter application, etc. Hr block free file and you must pay a user fee, you should use Form 8718 to figure the amount of your user fee and to pay it. Hr block free file Your payment must accompany your request. Hr block free file The IRS will not process a request unless the fee has been paid. Hr block free file    For the current user fee amount and processing time for applications go to IRS. Hr block free file gov and select “Charities and Non-Profits” from the buttons near the top. Hr block free file Then select the underlined link “How to Apply To Be Tax-Exempt” for the latest user fees or I want to check the status of my application for more information. Hr block free file You can also call 1-877-829-5500. Hr block free file Required Inclusions Employer identification number (EIN). Hr block free file   Every exempt organization must have an EIN, whether or not it has any employees. Hr block free file An EIN is required before an exemption application is submitted. Hr block free file Information on how to apply for an EIN by using one of the following methods can be found at Employer ID Numbers (EIN): Online— This is the preferred method for requesting an EIN. Hr block free file The EIN is issued immediately once the application information is validated. Hr block free file By telephone at 1-800-829-4933, from 7:00 a. Hr block free file m. Hr block free file to 7:00 p. Hr block free file m. Hr block free file local time, Monday through Friday. Hr block free file The EIN is provided over the phone to an authorized individual. Hr block free file By mailing or faxing Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number. Hr block free file If the faxed Form SS-4 includes the taxpayer's fax number, a fax will be sent back with the EIN within four (4) business days. Hr block free file    Use only one method for each entity so you do not receive more than one EIN for an entity. Hr block free file   If you previously applied for an EIN and have not yet received it, or you are unsure whether you have an EIN, please call our toll-free customer account services number, 1-877-829-5500, for assistance. Hr block free file Organizing documents. Hr block free file   Your application should include a copy of the organizing or enabling document that is signed by a principal officer or is accompanied by a written declaration signed by an authorized individual certifying that the document is a complete and accurate copy of the original or meets the requirements of a conformed copy. Hr block free file   If your organizing or enabling document are articles of incorporation, include evidence that it was filed and approved by a state official. Hr block free file (For example, a stamped “Filed” copy dated by the Secretary of State is prima facie evidence that it was filed and approved by a state official. Hr block free file ) A copy of the articles of incorporation can also be submitted with a written declaration signed by an authorized individual indicating the copy is complete and was filed and approved by the state, including the date filed. Hr block free file Bylaws. Hr block free file   Bylaws alone are not organizing documents. Hr block free file However, if your organization has adopted bylaws, include a current copy. Hr block free file The bylaws need not be signed if submitted as an attachment. Hr block free file   If your organization's name has been officially changed by an amendment to your organizing instruments, you should also attach a conformed copy of that amendment to your application. Hr block free file    Bylaws may be considered an organizing document only if they are properly structured (includes name, purpose, signatures, and intent to form an organization). Hr block free file Conformed copy. Hr block free file   A conformed copy is a copy that agrees with the original and all amendments to it. Hr block free file If the original document required a signature, the copy should either be signed by a principal officer or, if not signed, be accompanied by a written declaration signed by an authorized officer of the organization. Hr block free file With either option, the officer must certify that the document is a complete and accurate copy of the original. Hr block free file A certificate of incorporation should be approved and dated by an appropriate state official. Hr block free file Attachments. Hr block free file    When submitting attachments, every attachment should show your organization's name and EIN. Hr block free file It should also state that it is an attachment to your application form and identify the part and line item number to which it applies. Hr block free file Original documents. Hr block free file   Do not submit original documents because they become part of the IRS file and cannot be returned. Hr block free file Description of activities. Hr block free file   Your application must include a full description of the proposed activities of your organization, including each of the fundraising activities of a section 501(c)(3) organization and a narrative description of anticipated receipts and contemplated expenditures. Hr block free file When describing the activities in which your organization expects to engage, you must include the standards, criteria, procedures, or other means that your organization adopted or planned for carrying out those activities. Hr block free file   To determine the information you need to provide, you should study the part of this publication that applies to your organization. Hr block free file The appropriate chapter will describe the purposes and activities that your organization must pursue, engage in, and include in your application in order to achieve exempt status. Hr block free file   Often, your organization's articles of organization (or other organizing instruments) contain descriptions of your organization's purposes and activities. Hr block free file   Your application should describe completely and in detail your past, present, and planned activities. Hr block free file Financial data. Hr block free file   You must include in your application financial statements showing your receipts and expenditures and a balance sheet for the current year and the 3 preceding years (or for the number of years your organization was in existence, if less than 4 years). Hr block free file For each accounting period, you must describe the sources of your receipts and the nature of your expenditures. Hr block free file   If you have not yet begun operations, or have operated for less than 1 year, a proposed budget for 2 full accounting periods and a current statement of assets and liabilities will be acceptable. Hr block free file Exempt status established in application. Hr block free file   If your application and its supporting documents show that your organization meets the requirements for tax-exempt status under the Code section you applied, the IRS will issue a favorable determination letter or ruling. Hr block free file Miscellaneous Procedures To help in processing your application, be sure to attach all schedules, statements, and other documents required by the application form. Hr block free file If you do not attach them, you may have to resubmit your application or you may otherwise encounter a delay in processing your application. Hr block free file Incomplete application. Hr block free file   If an application is not complete and does not contain all the required attachments found under Required Inclusions, the IRS may return it to you for completion. Hr block free file The IRS may keep the application and send a letter requesting the missing information if most of the information has been received. Hr block free file   If the IRS returns the application or requests additional information from you, that application will be considered filed on the date the substantially completed application is postmarked, or if no postmark, received at the IRS. Hr block free file   Generally, the user fee will not be refunded if an incomplete application is filed. Hr block free file   Additional information may be requested if necessary to clarify the nature of your organization. Hr block free file Application made under wrong paragraph of section 501(c). Hr block free file   Occasionally, an organization appears to qualify for exemption under a paragraph of section 501(c) that is different from the one for which the organization applied. Hr block free file If the application was made on Form 1024, which applies to more than one paragraph of section 501(c), the organization can be recognized as exempt under any paragraph to which the form applies if the organization has agreed to have its application considered under that paragraph. Hr block free file It must also supply any additional information required for the application under the new paragraph. Hr block free file Different application form needed. Hr block free file   If a different application form is required for your organization, the IRS will so advise your organization and will provide the appropriate application form for your convenience in reapplying under that paragraph, if you wish to do so. Hr block free file Although supporting information previously furnished need not be duplicated, you must provide any necessary additional information required for the application. Hr block free file If your reply is not received within a limited time, your application will be processed only for the paragraph under which you originally applied. Hr block free file   When a specific application form is needed for the paragraph under which your organization qualifies, that form is required before a letter recognizing exemption can be issued. Hr block free file This includes cases in which a determination letter is modified to recognize an organization's exempt status under a paragraph other than the paragraph under which it originally established exemption. Hr block free file IRS responses. Hr block free file   Organizations that submit a complete application will receive an acknowledgment from the IRS. Hr block free file Others will receive a letter requesting more information or returning an incomplete application. Hr block free file Applicants also will be notified if the application is forwarded to EO Technical Office for consideration. Hr block free file These letters will be sent out as soon as possible after receipt of the organization's application. Hr block free file Withdrawal of application. Hr block free file   An application may be withdrawn at any time before the issuance of a ruling or determination letter upon the written request of a principal officer or authorized representative of your organization. Hr block free file However, the withdrawal will not prevent the information contained in the application from being used by the IRS in any subsequent examination of your organization's returns. Hr block free file The information forwarded with an application will not be returned to your organization and, generally, when an application is withdrawn, the user fee paid will not be refunded. Hr block free file Requests for withholding of information from the public. Hr block free file   The law requires many exempt organizations and private foundations to make their application forms and annual information returns available for public inspection. Hr block free file The law also requires the IRS to make available for public inspection, in accordance with section 6104 and the related regulations, your approved application for recognition of exemption (including any papers submitted in support of the application) and the ruling or determination letter (discussed later, under Rulings and Determination Letters . Hr block free file )   Any information submitted in the application or in support of it that relates to any trade secret, patent, process, style of work, or apparatus, upon request, can be withheld from public inspection if the IRS determines that the disclosure of such information would adversely affect the organization. Hr block free file Your request must: Identify the material to be withheld (the document, page, paragraph, and line) by clearly marking it “Not Subject To Public Inspection. Hr block free file ” Include the reasons for your organization's position that the information is of the type that can be withheld from public inspection. Hr block free file Be filed with the office where your organization files the documents in which the material to be withheld is contained. Hr block free file Where to file. Hr block free file   Send your application for exempt status and Form 8718, (if required) to: Internal Revenue Service PO Box 12192 Covington, KY 41012-0192   Your application will be considered by EO Determinations, who will either issue a favorable determination letter to your organization, issue an adverse determination letter denying the exempt status claimed in the application, or refer the case to the Exempt Organizations Technical Office (EO Technical). Hr block free file    Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination. Hr block free file You can request miscellaneous determinations under sections 507, 509(a), 4940, 4942, 4945, and 6033 with Form 8940. Hr block free file Nonexempt charitable trusts also file Form 8940 for an initial determination of section 509(a)(3) status or change to their type. Hr block free file See Form 8940 and instructions for more information. Hr block free file Requests other than applications. Hr block free file Requests other than applications for recognition of exemption or Form 8940 (for example, requests for rulings involving feeder organizations, application of excise taxes to activities of private foundations, taxation of unrelated business income, etc. Hr block free file ) should be sent to: Internal Revenue Service  Attention: EO Letter Rulings PO Box 27720 McPherson Station Washington, DC 20038 These requests, similar to applications for recognition of exemption previously discussed, must be accompanied by the appropriate user fee. Hr block free file The schedule for user fees, including those for requests other than applications, can be found in Revenue Procedure 2013-8, 2013-1 I. Hr block free file R. Hr block free file B. Hr block free file 237. Hr block free file Referral to EO Technical. Hr block free file   EO Determinations will refer to EO Technical any exempt organization issue concerning qualification for exemption or foundation status for which there is no published precedent or for which there is reason to believe that nonuniformity exists. Hr block free file EO Determinations can request technical advice on any technical or procedural question that cannot be resolved on the basis of law, regulations, or a clearly applicable revenue ruling or other published precedent. Hr block free file An organization can request that an issue be referred to EO Technical for technical advice if it feels that a lack of uniformity exists as to the disposition of the issue or if an issue is so unusual or complex as to warrant consideration by EO Technical. Hr block free file If a determination letter is issued based on technical advice from EO Technical regarding qualification for exemption or foundation status, no further administrative appeal is available on the issue that was the subject of technical advice. Hr block free file Reminder. Hr block free file   The law requires payment of a user fee for determination letter requests. Hr block free file Go to IRS. Hr block free file gov/Charities and select Current User Fees-Exempt Organizations to find the required payment. Hr block free file Payment must accompany each request. Hr block free file Rulings and Determination Letters Elimination of the advance public charity status. Hr block free file   New regulations eliminate the advance ruling process for a section 501(c)(3) organization. Hr block free file Under the new regulations, a new section 501(c)(3) organization will be classified as a publicly supported organization and not a private foundation if it can show when it applies for tax-exempt status that it reasonably can be expected to be publicly supported. Hr block free file The new rules no longer require the organization to file Form 8734, Support Schedule for Advance Ruling Period, after completing its first 5 tax years. Hr block free file See Elimination of the Advance Ruling Process . Hr block free file An organization must describe fully the activities in which it expects to engage. Hr block free file This includes standards, procedures, or other means adopted or planned by the organization for carrying out its activities, expected sources of funds, and the nature of its contemplated expenses. Hr block free file When an organization does not supply the information previously mentioned under Application Procedures , or fails to furnish a sufficiently detailed description of its proposed activities to permit a conclusion that it will clearly be exempt, a proposed adverse determination letter or ruling may be issued. Hr block free file Adverse determination. Hr block free file   A proposed adverse ruling or determination letter will be issued to an organization that has not provided sufficiently detailed information to establish that it qualifies for exemption or if the information provided establishes that it does not qualify for exemption. Hr block free file An organization can appeal a proposed adverse ruling or determination letter. Hr block free file See Appeal Procedures , later. Hr block free file Effective Date of Exemption A ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption is usually effective as of the date of formation of an organization if, during the period before the date of the ruling or determination letter, its purposes and activities were those required by the law. Hr block free file (See Application for Recognition of Exemption in chapter 3 for the special rule for organizations applying for recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3). Hr block free file ) Upon obtaining recognition of exemption, the organization can file a claim for a refund of income taxes paid for the period for which its exempt status is recognized. Hr block free file If an organization is required to alter its activities or substantially amend its charter to qualify, the ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption will be effective as of the date specified in the letter. Hr block free file If a nonsubstantive amendment is made, such as correction of a clerical error in the enabling instrument or the addition of a dissolution clause, exemption will ordinarily be recognized as of the date of formation if the activities of the organization before the ruling or determination are consistent with the exemption requirements. Hr block free file A ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption cannot be relied on if there is a material change, inconsistent with exemption, in the character, the purpose, or the method of operation of the organization. Hr block free file Also, a ruling or determination letter cannot be relied on if it is based on any inaccurate material factual representations. Hr block free file Revocation or Modification of Exemption A ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption may be revoked or modified by: A notice to the organization to which the ruling or determination letter originally was issued, Enactment of legislation or ratification of a tax treaty, A decision of the United States Supreme Court, Issuance of temporary or final regulations, or Issuance of a revenue ruling, a revenue procedure, or other statement published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin or Cumulative Bulletin. Hr block free file When revocation takes effect. Hr block free file   If the organization omitted or misstated a material fact, operated in a manner materially different from that originally represented, or, with regard to organizations to which section 503 applies, engaged in a prohibited transaction (such as diverting corpus or income from its exempt purpose), the revocation or modification may be retroactive. Hr block free file Material change in organization. Hr block free file   If there is a material change, inconsistent with exemption, in the character, purpose, or method of operation of the organization, revocation or modification will ordinarily take effect as of the date of that material change. Hr block free file Relief from retroactivity. Hr block free file   If a ruling or determination letter was issued in error or the IRS changed its position after issuing a letter or ruling, and if section 7805(b) relief is granted, retroactivity of the revocation or modification ordinarily will be limited to a date not earlier than that on which the original ruling or determination letter was modified or revoked. Hr block free file For more information on requesting section 7805(b) relief, see Revenue Procedure 2013-4, 2013-1 I. Hr block free file R. Hr block free file B. Hr block free file 126, sec. Hr block free file 13 (or later update). Hr block free file Foundations. Hr block free file   The determination of the effective date is the same for the revocation or modification of foundation status or operating foundation status unless the effective date is expressly covered by statute or regulations. Hr block free file Written notice. Hr block free file   If an EO area manager concludes, as a result of examining an information return or considering information from any other source, that a ruling or determination letter should be revoked or modified, the organization will be advised in writing of the proposed action and the reasons for it. Hr block free file   The organization will also be advised of its right to protest the proposed action by requesting Appeals Office consideration. Hr block free file The appeal procedures are discussed next. Hr block free file Appeal Procedures If your organization applies for tax-exempt status and EO Determination decides your organization does not qualify, your organization will be advised of its rights to protest the determination by requesting Appeals Office consideration. Hr block free file This process does not apply to determinations issued by EO Technical. Hr block free file Your organization must submit a statement of its views fully explaining its reasoning. Hr block free file The statement must be submitted within 30 days from the date of the adverse determination letter and must state whether it wishes Appeals Office consideration. Hr block free file Representation. Hr block free file   A principal officer or trustee can represent an organization at any level of appeal within the IRS. Hr block free file Also, an attorney, certified public accountant, or individual enrolled to practice before the IRS can represent the organization. Hr block free file   If the organization's representative attends a conference without a principal officer or trustee, the representative must file a proper power of attorney or a tax information authorization before receiving or inspecting confidential information. Hr block free file Form 2848 or Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization, as appropriate (or any other properly written power of attorney or authorization), can be used for this purpose. Hr block free file These forms can be obtained from the IRS. Hr block free file For more information, see Publication 947, Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney. Hr block free file Appeals Office Consideration EO Determinations will consider the statement protesting and appealing (hereinafter appealing) the adverse determination and decide if the information affects its determination. Hr block free file If the appeal does not provide a basis to reconsider its adverse determination, it will forward the appeal and case file to the Appeals Office. Hr block free file For more information about the role of the Appeals Office, see Publication 892, Exempt Organization Appeal Procedures for Unagreed Issues. Hr block free file The appeal should include the following information. Hr block free file The organization's name, address, daytime telephone number, and employer identification number. Hr block free file A statement that the organization wants to protest the determination. Hr block free file A copy of the letter showing the determination you disagree with, or the date and symbols on the determination letter. Hr block free file A statement of facts supporting the organization's position in any contested factual issue. Hr block free file A statement outlining the law or other authority the organization is relying on. Hr block free file A statement as to whether a conference at the Appeals Office is desired. Hr block free file The statement of facts in item 4 must be declared true under penalties of perjury. Hr block free file This may be done by adding to the protest the following signed declaration:   “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined the statement of facts presented in this protest and in any accompanying schedules and statements and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and complete. Hr block free file ”           Signature. Hr block free file   If the organization's representative submits the appeal, a substitute declaration must be included, stating: That the representative prepared the appeal and accompanying documents, and Whether the representative knows personally that the statements of fact contained in the appeal and accompanying documents are true and correct. Hr block free file Be sure the appeal contains all of the information requested. Hr block free file Incomplete appeals will be returned for completion. Hr block free file If a conference is requested, it will be held at the Appeals Office, unless the organization requests that the meeting be held at a field office convenient to both parties. Hr block free file The Appeals Office, after considering the organization's appeal as well as information presented in any conference held, will notify the organization of its decision and issue an appropriate determination letter. Hr block free file An adverse decision can be appealed to the courts (discussed later). Hr block free file The Appeals Office must request technical advice from EO Technical on any exempt organization issue concerning qualification for exemption or foundation status for which there is no published precedent or for which there is reason to believe that nonuniformity exists. Hr block free file If an organization believes that its case involves such an issue, it should ask the Appeals Office to request technical advice. Hr block free file Any determination letter issued on the basis of technical advice from EO Technical cannot be appealed to the Appeals Office for those issues that were the subject of the technical advice from EO Technical. Hr block free file EO Technical Consideration If an application is referred to EO Technical for issuance of a ruling and an adverse ruling is issued, the organization will be informed of the basis for the conclusion, its right to file a protest within 30 days, and its right to have a conference with EO Technical. Hr block free file Administrative Remedies In the case of an application under section 501(c)(3), all of the following actions, called administrative remedies, must be completed by your organization before an unfavorable ruling or determination letter from the IRS can be appealed to the courts. Hr block free file The filing of a substantially completed application Form 1023 or group exemption request under section 501(c)(3) (described earlier in this chapter) or the filing of a request for a determination of foundation status (see Private Foundations and Public Charities in chapter 3). Hr block free file In the case of a late-filed application, requesting relief under Regulations section 301. Hr block free file 9100 regarding applications for extensions of time for making an election or application for relief from tax (see Application for Recognition of Exemption in chapter 3). Hr block free file The timely submission of all additional information requested to perfect an exemption application or request for determination of private foundation status. Hr block free file Exhaustion of all administrative appeals available within the IRS, including protest of an adverse ruling issued by EO Technical in the case of an exemption application. Hr block free file The actions just described will not be considered completed until the IRS has had a reasonable time to act upon the appeal or protest, as the case may be. Hr block free file An organization will not be considered to have exhausted its administrative remedies before the earlier of: The completion of the steps just listed and the sending by certified or registered mail of a notice of final determination, or The expiration of the 270-day period in which the IRS has not issued a notice of final determination and the organization has taken, in a timely manner, all reasonable steps to secure a ruling or determination. Hr block free file 270-day period. Hr block free file   The 270-day period will be considered by the IRS to begin on the date a substantially completed Form 1023 or group exemption request is sent to the IRS. Hr block free file See Application Procedures , earlier, for information needed to complete Form 1023. Hr block free file   If the application does not contain all of the required items, it will not be further processed and may be returned to the applicant for completion. Hr block free file The 270-day period, in this event, will not be considered as starting until the date the application is remailed to the IRS with the requested information, or, if a postmark is not evident, on the date the IRS receives a substantially completed application. Hr block free file Appeal to Courts If the IRS issues an unfavorable determination letter or ruling to your organization and you have exhausted all the administrative remedies just discussed, your organization can seek judicial remedies. Hr block free file For example, if your organization has paid the tax resulting from the adverse determination and met all other statutory prerequisites, it can file suit for a refund in a U. Hr block free file S. Hr block free file District Court or the U. Hr block free file S. Hr block free file Court of Federal Claims. Hr block free file Or, if your organization elected not to pay the tax deficiency resulting from the adverse determination and met all other statutory prerequisites, it can file suit for a redetermination of the tax deficiencies in the United States Tax Court. Hr block free file For more information on these types of suits, get Publication 556, Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund. Hr block free file In certain situations, your organization can file suit for a declaratory judgment in the U. Hr block free file S. Hr block free file District Court for the District of Columbia, the U. Hr block free file S. Hr block free file Court of Federal Claims, or the U. Hr block free file S. Hr block free file Tax Court. Hr block free file This remedy is available if your organization received an adverse notice of final determination, or if the IRS failed to make a timely determination on your initial or continuing qualification or classification as an exempt organization. Hr block free file However, your exempt status claim must be as: An organization qualifying under section 501(c)(3), An organization to which a deduction for a contribution is allowed under section 170(c)(2), An organization that is a private foundation under section 509(a), A private operating foundation under section 4942(j)(3), or A cooperative organization that is exempt from tax under section 521. Hr block free file Adverse notice of final determination. Hr block free file   The adverse notice of final determination referred to above is a ruling or determination letter sent by certified or registered mail holding that your organization: Is not described in section 501(c)(3) or section 170(c)(2), Is a private foundation as defined in section 4942(j)(3), or Is a public charity described in a part of section 509(a) or section 170(b)(1)(A) other than the part under which your organization requested classification. Hr block free file Favorable court rulings - IRS procedure. Hr block free file   If a suit results in a final determination that your organization is exempt from tax, the IRS will issue a favorable ruling or determination letter, provided your organization has filed an application for exemption and submitted a statement that the underlying facts and applicable law are the same as in the period considered by the court. Hr block free file Group Exemption Letter A group exemption letter is a ruling or determination letter issued to a central organization recognizing on a group basis the exemption under section 501(c) of subordinate organizations on whose behalf the central organization has applied for recognition of exemption. Hr block free file A central organization is an organization that has one or more subordinates under its general supervision or control. Hr block free file A subordinate organization is a chapter, local, post, or unit of a central organization. Hr block free file A central organization may be a subordinate itself, such as a state organization that has subordinate units and is itself affiliated with a national (central) organization. Hr block free file A subordinate organization may or may not be incorporated, but it must have an organizing document. Hr block free file A subordinate that is organized and operated in a foreign country cannot be included in a group exemption letter. Hr block free file A subordinate described in section 501(c)(3) cannot be included in a group exemption letter if it is a private foundation described in section 509(a). Hr block free file If your organization is a subordinate controlled by a central organization (for example, a church, a veterans' organization, or a fraternal organization), you should check with the central organization to see if it has been issued a group exemption letter that covers your organization. Hr block free file If it has, you do not have to file a separate application unless your organization no longer wants to be included in the group exemption letter. Hr block free file If the group exemption letter does not cover your organization, ask your central organization about being included in the next annual group ruling update that it submits to the IRS. Hr block free file Central Organization Application Procedure If your organization is a central organization with affiliated subordinates under its control, it can apply for a group exemption letter for its subordinates, provided it has obtained recognition of its own exemption before or concurrently with the group exemption. Hr block free file You should make the application for such subordinates by letter instead of submitting either Form 1023 or 1024. Hr block free file This procedure relieves each of the subordinates covered by a group exemption letter from filing its own application. Hr block free file A central organization obtains its own recognition of exemption by sending its application to the IRS address shown on Form 8718 or Form 1023. Hr block free file If the central organization has previously obtained recognition of its own exemption, it must indicate its employer identification number and the date of the letter recognizing its exemption. Hr block free file It need not forward documents already submitted. Hr block free file However, if it has not already done so, the central organization must submit a copy of any amendment to its governing instruments or internal regulations as well as any information about changes in its character, purposes, or method of operation. Hr block free file Employer identification number. Hr block free file   The central organization must have an EIN before it submits a completed exemption or group exemption application. Hr block free file Each subordinate must have its own EIN, even if it has no employees. Hr block free file When submitting its group exemption application, the central organization must provide an EIN for each subordinate organization. Hr block free file Information required for subordinate organizations. Hr block free file   In addition to the information required to obtain recognition of its own exemption, the central organization must submit information for those subordinates to be included in the group exemption letter. Hr block free file The information should be forwarded in a letter signed by a principal officer of the central organization setting forth or including as attachments the following. Hr block free file Information verifying that the subordinates: Are affiliated with the central organization at the close of its annual accounting period; Are subject to its general supervision or control; Are all eligible to qualify for exemption under the same paragraph of section 501(c), though not necessarily the paragraph under which the central organization itself is exempt; Are not private foundations if the application for a group exemption letter involves section 501(c)(3); Are all on the same accounting period as the central organization if they are to be included in group returns; and Are organizations that have been formed within the 15-month period preceding the date of submission of the group exemption application if they are claiming section 501(c)(3) status and are subject to the requirements of section 508(a) and wish to be recognized as exempt from their dates of creation (a group exemption letter may be issued covering subordinates, one or more of which have not been organized within the 15-month period preceding the date of submission, if all subordinates are willing to be recognized as exempt only from the date of application). Hr block free file A detailed description of the purposes and activities of the subordinates, including the sources of receipts and the nature of expenditures. Hr block free file A sample copy of a uniform governing instrument (such as a charter or articles of association) adopted by the subordinates, or, in its absence, copies of representative instruments. Hr block free file An affirmation to the effect that, to the best of the officer's knowledge, the purposes and activities of the subordinates are as stated in (2) and (3), above. Hr block free file A statement that each of the subordinates has provided a written authorization to the central organization, signed by an authorized officer of the subordinate, agreeing to be included in the group exemption (see also New 501(c)(3) organizations that want to be included , later in this section). Hr block free file A list of subordinates to be included in the group exemption letter to which the IRS has issued an outstanding ruling or determination letter relating to exemption. Hr block free file If the application for a group exemption letter involves section 501(c)(3) and is subject to the provisions of the Code requiring that it give timely notice that it is not a private foundation (see Private Foundations in chapter 3), an affirmation to the effect that, to the best of the officer's knowledge and belief, no subordinate to be included in the group exemption letter is a private foundation as defined in section 509(a). Hr block free file For each subordinate that is a school claiming exemption under section 501(c)(3), the information required by Revenue Ruling 71-447, 1971-2 C. Hr block free file B. Hr block free file 230 and Revenue Procedure 75-50, 1975-2 C. Hr block free file B. Hr block free file 587 (these requirements are fully described in chapter 3, under Private Schools ; see also Schedule B, Form 1023). Hr block free file For any school affiliated with a church, the information to show that the provisions of Revenue Ruling 75-231, 1975-1 C. Hr block free file B. Hr block free file 158, have been met. Hr block free file A list of the names, mailing addresses, actual addresses if different, and EINs of subordinates to be included in the group exemption letter. Hr block free file A current directory of subordinates may be furnished instead of the list if it includes the required information and if the subordinates not to be included in the group exemption letter are identified. Hr block free file New 501(c)(3) organizations that want to be included. Hr block free file   A new organization, described in section 501(c)(3), that wants to be included in a group exemption letter must submit its authorization (as explained in item number 5, earlier, under Information required for subordinate organizations ) to the central organization before the end of the 15th month after it was formed in order to satisfy the requirement of section 508(a). Hr block free file The central organization must also include this subordinate in its next annual submission of information, as discussed later, under Information Required Annually . Hr block free file Keeping the Group Exemption Letter in Force Continued effectiveness of a group exemption letter is based on the following conditions. Hr block free file The continued existence of the central organization. Hr block free file The continued qualification of the central organization for exemption under section 501(c). Hr block free file The submission by the central organization of the information regarding its subordinate organizations that is required annually (described under Information Required Annually). Hr block free file The annual filing of an information return (Form 990, for example) by the central organization if required. Hr block free file The continued effectiveness of a group exemption letter as to a particular subordinate is based on these four conditions, as well as on the continued conformity by the subordinate to the requirements for inclusion in a group exemption letter, the authorization for inclusion, and the annual filing of any required information return for the subordinate. Hr block free file Information Required Annually To maintain a group exemption letter, the central organization must submit annually, at least 90 days before the close of its annual accounting period, all of the following information. Hr block free file Information about all changes in the purposes, character, or method of operation of the subordinates included in the group exemption letter. Hr block free file A separate list (that includes the names, mailing addresses, actual addresses if different, and EINs of the affected subordinates) for each of the three following categories. Hr block free file Subordinates that have changed their names or addresses during the year. Hr block free file Subordinates no longer to be included in the group exemption letter because they no longer exist or have disaffiliated from or withdrawn their authorization to the central organization. Hr block free file Subordinates to be added to the group exemption letter because they are newly organized or affiliated or because they have recently authorized the central organization to include them. Hr block free file An annotated directory of subordinates will not be accepted for this purpose. Hr block free file If there were none of the above changes, the central organization must submit a statement to that effect. Hr block free file The same information about new subordinates that was required in the initial application for group exemption. Hr block free file (This information is listed in items 1 through 10, under Information required for subordinate organizations. Hr block free file , earlier. Hr block free file ) If a new subordinate does not differ in any material respects from the subordinates included in the application for group exemption, however, a statement to this effect may be submitted in lieu of detailed information. Hr block free file The organization should send this information to:   Ogden Service Center  Mail Stop 6271 Ogden, UT 84404-4749 Submitting the required information annually does not relieve the central organization or any of its subordinates of the duty to submit any other information that may be required by an EO area manager to determine whether the conditions for continued exemption are being met. Hr block free file Events Causing Loss of Group Exemption A group exemption letter no longer has effect, for either a particular subordinate or the group as a whole, when: The central organization notifies the IRS that it is going out of existence, The central organization notifies the IRS, by its annual submission or otherwise, that any of its subordinates will no longer fulfill the conditions for continued effectiveness, explained earlier, or The IRS notifies the central organization or the affected subordinate that the group exemption letter will no longer have effect for some or all of the group because the conditions for continued effectiveness of a group exemption letter have not been fulfilled. Hr block free file When notice is given under any of these three conditions, the IRS will no longer recognize the exempt status of the affected subordinates until they file separate applications on their own behalf or the central organization files complete supporting information for their reinclusion in the group exemption at the time of its annual submission. Hr block free file However, when the notice is given by the IRS and the withdrawal of recognition is based on the failure of the organization to comply with the requirements for recognition of tax-exempt status under the particular subsection of section 501(c), the revocation will ordinarily take effect as of the date of that failure. Hr block free file The notice, however, will be given only after the appeal procedures described earlier in this chapter are completed. Hr block free file Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Hr block free file Part Two -   Income The eight chapters in this part discuss many kinds of income. Hr block free file They explain which income is and is not taxed. Hr block free file See Part Three for information on gains and losses you report on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040) and for information on selling your home. Hr block free file Table of Contents 5. Hr block free file   Wages, Salaries, and Other EarningsReminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Employee CompensationBabysitting. Hr block free file Miscellaneous Compensation Fringe Benefits Retirement Plan Contributions Stock Options Restricted Property Special Rules for Certain EmployeesClergy Members of Religious Orders Foreign Employer Military Volunteers Sickness and Injury BenefitsDisability Pensions Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts Workers' Compensation Other Sickness and Injury Benefits 6. Hr block free file   Tip IncomeIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Keeping a Daily Tip RecordElectronic tip record. Hr block free file Reporting Tips to Your EmployerElectronic tip statement. Hr block free file Final report. Hr block free file Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return Allocated Tips 7. Hr block free file   Interest IncomeReminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationSSN for joint account. Hr block free file Custodian account for your child. Hr block free file Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Hr block free file Reporting backup withholding. Hr block free file Savings account with parent as trustee. Hr block free file Interest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Hr block free file Nominees. Hr block free file Incorrect amount. Hr block free file Information reporting requirement. Hr block free file Taxable InterestInterest subject to penalty for early withdrawal. Hr block free file Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit. Hr block free file U. Hr block free file S. Hr block free file Savings Bonds Education Savings Bond Program U. Hr block free file S. Hr block free file Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates Insurance State or Local Government Obligations Original Issue Discount (OID) When To Report Interest IncomeConstructive receipt. Hr block free file How To Report Interest IncomeSchedule B (Form 1040A or 1040). Hr block free file Reporting tax-exempt interest. Hr block free file U. Hr block free file S. Hr block free file savings bond interest previously reported. Hr block free file 8. Hr block free file   Dividends and Other DistributionsReminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationDividends not reported on Form 1099-DIV. Hr block free file Reporting tax withheld. Hr block free file Nominees. Hr block free file Ordinary DividendsQualified Dividends Dividends Used to Buy More Stock Money Market Funds Capital Gain DistributionsBasis adjustment. Hr block free file Nondividend DistributionsLiquidating Distributions Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights Other DistributionsInformation reporting requirement. Hr block free file Alternative minimum tax treatment. Hr block free file How To Report Dividend IncomeInvestment interest deducted. Hr block free file 9. Hr block free file   Rental Income and ExpensesIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Rental Income Rental ExpensesVacant while listed for sale. Hr block free file Repairs and Improvements Other Expenses Property Changed to Rental Use Renting Part of Property Not Rented for Profit Personal Use of Dwelling Unit (Including Vacation Home)Example. Hr block free file Dividing Expenses Dwelling Unit Used as a Home Reporting Income and Deductions DepreciationChanging your accounting method to deduct unclaimed depreciation. Hr block free file Limits on Rental LossesAt-Risk Rules Passive Activity Limits How To Report Rental Income and ExpensesSchedule E (Form 1040) 10. Hr block free file   Retirement Plans, Pensions, and AnnuitiesWhat's New Reminder IntroductionThe General Rule. Hr block free file Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Hr block free file Civil service retirement benefits. Hr block free file Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationIn-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. Hr block free file How To Report Cost (Investment in the Contract) Taxation of Periodic PaymentsExclusion limited to cost. Hr block free file Exclusion not limited to cost. Hr block free file Simplified Method Taxation of Nonperiodic PaymentsLump-Sum Distributions RolloversIn-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. Hr block free file Special Additional TaxesTax on Early Distributions Tax on Excess Accumulation Survivors and Beneficiaries 11. Hr block free file   Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement BenefitsIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Are Any of Your Benefits Taxable? How To Report Your BenefitsHow Much Is Taxable? Examples Deductions Related to Your BenefitsRepayments More Than Gross Benefits 12. Hr block free file   Other IncomeIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Bartering Canceled DebtsInterest included in canceled debt. Hr block free file Exceptions Host or Hostess Life Insurance ProceedsSurviving spouse. Hr block free file Endowment Contract Proceeds Accelerated Death Benefits Public Safety Officer Killed in the Line of Duty Partnership Income S Corporation Income RecoveriesItemized Deduction Recoveries Rents from Personal Property RepaymentsMethod 1. Hr block free file Method 2. Hr block free file RoyaltiesDepletion. Hr block free file Coal and iron ore. Hr block free file Sale of property interest. Hr block free file Part of future production sold. Hr block free file Unemployment BenefitsTypes of unemployment compensation. Hr block free file Governmental program. Hr block free file Repayment of unemployment compensation. Hr block free file Tax withholding. Hr block free file Repayment of benefits. Hr block free file Welfare and Other Public Assistance Benefits Other IncomeEmotional distress. Hr block free file Deduction for costs involved in unlawful discrimination suits. Hr block free file Energy conservation measure. Hr block free file Dwelling unit. Hr block free file Current income required to be distributed. Hr block free file Current income not required to be distributed. Hr block free file How to report. Hr block free file Losses. Hr block free file Grantor trust. Hr block free file Nonemployee compensation. Hr block free file Corporate director. Hr block free file Personal representatives. Hr block free file Manager of trade or business for bankruptcy estate. Hr block free file Notary public. Hr block free file Election precinct official. Hr block free file Difficulty-of-care payments. Hr block free file Maintaining space in home. Hr block free file Reporting taxable payments. Hr block free file Lotteries and raffles. Hr block free file Form W-2G. Hr block free file Reporting winnings and recordkeeping. Hr block free file Inherited pension or IRA. Hr block free file Employee awards or bonuses. Hr block free file Pulitzer, Nobel, and similar prizes. Hr block free file Payment for services. Hr block free file VA payments. Hr block free file Prizes. Hr block free file Strike and lockout benefits. Hr block free file Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications