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IRS Exempt Organization Update
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February, 2011

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EO Update February 24, 2011

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Issue Number:    2011-3

Inside This Issue

  1. Delayed Filing Season For Certain Hospital Organizations
  2. Format for Upcoming Nonfiler Automatic Revocation List
  3. Summer Opportunity for Nonprofit Management/Policy Graduate Students
  4. Sharpen Your Skills: Attend a Workshop for Small  and Mid-Size 501(c)(3) Organizations
  5. IRS Video Portal
  6. Conference on Nonprofit Governance
  7. IRS Live Presents Webinar on New Requirements for Federal Tax Return Preparers  

  1.  Delayed Filing Season for Certain Tax-Exempt Hospital Organizations

The Affordable Care Act added new requirements that 501(c)(3) hospital organizations must satisfy to maintain their tax-exempt status.  Because many of these provisions are effective for tax years beginning after enactment, revision of Form 990, Schedule H (Hospitals) and its instructions has been a priority for the IRS.  Learn more about the new requirements for 501(c)(3) hospitals and implementation efforts on IRS.gov.

In order to complete implementation of changes to IRS forms and systems that are required to reflect additional requirements for charitable hospital hospitals, the IRS is delaying the start of the 2010 filing season for certain tax-exempt organizations that operate one or more hospitals (hospital organizations) required to file Form 990, Schedule H (Hospitals).  Hospital organizations may not file 2010 Forms 990 with Schedules H attached before July 1, 2011.

Pursuant to Announcement 2011-20, the IRS has granted an automatic 3-month extension of time to file the Form 990 to hospital organizations with filing due dates before August 15, 2011.  For more information about the delayed filing season for hospital organizations and frequently asked questions go to IRS.gov.

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  2.  Format for Upcoming Nonfiler Automatic Revocation List

The IRS will soon begin to publish and maintain a list, updated monthly, of organizations that have had their federal tax-exempt status automatically revoked for failing to file an annual information return or notice with the IRS for three consecutive years.  The Nonfiler Revocation List will be available in Adobe and Excel formats, and will be divided into separate lists by jurisdiction.  The list will provide the name, employer identification number (EIN), organization (subsection code), last known address, and effective date of revocation.

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  3.  Summer Opportunity for Nonprofit Management/ Policy Graduate Students

Do you know a promising future nonprofit professional looking for an interesting summer internship?  If so, please let them know about an exciting internship opportunity with IRS Exempt Organizations.      

As part of  the Exempt Organizations Academic Institutions Initiative, an effort to reach out to academic Institutions that offer programs designed to train non-profit leaders for the 21st century, EO intends to hire two to three graduate student interns to work with our Rulings and Agreements and Customer Education and Outreach staff at our TE/GE Headquarters in Washington, DC this summer.      

The program will offer graduate students in nonprofit management and policy a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge base and learn about the tax rules and responsibilities that apply to exempt organizations. 

For more information and application materials go to IRS.gov. If you have specific questions related to the program, please contact Pilar Jarrin, Project Lead (pilar.jarrin@irs.gov, 202-283-8946 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              202-283-8946      end_of_the_skype_highlighting).      

Completed applications and supporting documents are due no later than Thursday, March 31, 2011.

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  4.  Sharpen Your Skills:  Attend a Workshop for Small and Mid-size 501(c)(3) Organizations

Sharpen your exempt organizations management and tax compliance skills this Spring.  Register now to attend one of our early Spring workshops for small and mid-size 501(c)(3) organizations:

  • New Orleans, LA: March 1-3
  • Las Vegas, NV: March 29-31
  • New York: NY: April 13, 2011 (morning and afternoon sessions), hosted by the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York; Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University; and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York 

Click on the links above to find registration information for each location.

Each one-day workshop, presented by experienced Exempt Organizations specialists, will explain what 501(c)(3) organizations must do to keep their tax-exempt status and comply with tax obligations. This popular introductory workshop is designed especially for administrators or volunteers who are responsible for an organization's tax compliance as well as those interested in careers in the nonprofit sector.

Go to our Calendar of Events for more information about other upcoming workshops.

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  5.  Resources You Can Use: IRS Video Portal and StayExempt

Tax Questions?  Learn about many tax topics through video and audio presentations on the IRS Video Portal.  The video portal contains archived versions of live panel discussions, archived webinars, video clips, and audio archives of national phone forums.  While many tax topics address small business and individual income tax issues, many of these topics are of interest to exempt organizations and practitioners as well.

In addition, don't forget to visit StayExempt, the Exempt Organizations' microsite which features an interactive virtual workshop for 501(c)(3) organizations as well as mini-courses on topics of interest to exempt organizations.

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  6.  Conference on Nonprofit Governance

The IRS, Georgetown Law School and Independent Sector are co-sponsoring a program on Nonprofit Governance: Critical Risk Management Issues for Boards & CEOs on April 27, 2011 at the Georgetown Law Center.  Click here for more information and to register.

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  7.  IRS Live Presents Webinar on Requirements for Federal Tax Return Preparers

Since January 1, 2011, a new registration requirement has been in effect for paid tax preparers. View this IRS Live webcast to learn about:

  • Early Program Accomplishments
  • PTIN guidelines
  • Upcoming competency testing and continuing education plans
  • Upcoming background check plans and
  • Electronic filing requirements.

Register online today

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If you have a technical or procedural question relating to Exempt Organizations, visit the Charities and Nonprofits homepage on the IRS.gov Web site.

If you have a specific question about exempt organizations, call EO Customer Account Services at 1-877-829-5500 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-829-5500      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.



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