IRS posts list of nonprofits nationwide in danger of losing their tax status

The IRS has published a list on their website of ALL the organizations across the county, that will have their tax exemption revoked as of October 15 because they have NOT filed an IRS 990 informational tax return.

Here is what the IRS says below on their website:

List of Organizations At Risk of Automatic Revocation of Tax-Exempt Status

Tax-exempt organizations that do not satisfy annual filing requirements for three consecutive years automatically lose their tax-exempt status. The IRS is providing one-time relief for such organizations that have filing due dates on or after May 17 and before October 15, 2010. The list includes organizations for which the IRS does not have a record of a required annual filing for 2007 and 2008, and whose 2009 return, due on or after May 17 and before October 15, 2010, has not yet been received. See more at here.

Check this link  to see the list.

Local organization should go down the list and find your state.  Download the excel spreadsheet as it is easier to sort than the PDF version. Sort based on zip code or any other field. Check to make sure your organization is NOT IN DANGER OF LOSING its tax status. At the very end of the page is a frequently asked questions list, and another page about what to do if there is an error in the IRS listing.

I looked through the list of Philadelphia organizations and found some old organizations—the Foundation for Architecture for example—and handful of other organization whose names that sounded familiar.

I am interested in this matter as I have been preparing a talk about the IRS interest in governance issues for any nonprofit, but most especially how their interest impacts Main Street organizations. Come hear all about it at the Missouri Main Street Connection annual meeting next week in St. Louis. Contact me if this issue is a concern for your organization.