Charitable organizations: Which nonprofits are eligible for tax-deductible contributions?

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Author: Vince Nadder, CPA, Tax Partner

Many of our clients have questions regarding the validity of charitable organizations. The IRS has a new on-line search tool called “Exempt Organizations Select Check” to help.

Clients can use the link below to search for:

  • Organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions
  • Organizations whose federal tax exemption has been revoked for not filing a Form 990-series return for three consecutive years (Auto-Revocation List)
  • Form 990-N filers

A search for eligible organizations may now be done by name or Employer Identification Number (EIN), and the Auto-Revocation List may be searched by EIN, name, city, state, ZIP code, country, and revocation posting date. The information is updated monthly.

(see www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=249767,00.html)


The information contained within this article is provided for informational purposes only and is current as of the date published. Online readers are advised not to act upon this information without seeking the service of a professional accountant, as this article is not a substitute for obtaining accounting, tax, or financial advice from a professional accountant.


About the Author

Vince has over 20 years of experience in public accounting providing tax, consulting and accounting services to privately held companies. He is the Tax Department Leader and the Partner in charge of the Firm’s Cost Segregation and Historic Rehabilitation Services.  Read more of Vince’s articles on our blog.

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