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

Posted on 04.09.12

Author: Vince Nadder, CPA
Source: IRS

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  • Organizations whose federal tax exemption has been revoked for not filing a Form 990-series return for three consecutive years (Auto-Revocation List)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)