Thursday, September 17, 2015

IRS Requires Speedier Responses From Applicants for Non-Profit Status

Last week the Internal Revenue Service issued a Memorandum For Exempt Organization Determination Employees (Sept. 8, 2015) giving organizations that apply for tax exempt status less time to submit additional information requested by the IRS. Under the new procedures if an organization does not provide the information by the due date, the case will be closed and fees will not be refunded.  A manager-approved extension of up to 14 days can be granted.  Previously an applicant could get a standard 14 day extension and then its file was held for an additional 90 days before it was closed.