A new online search tool, “Exempt Organizations Select Check,” is available to help users more easily find key information about tax-exempt organizations, such as federal tax status and filings. Users can now go to one location on IRS.gov, select a tax-exempt organization, and check if the organization:
is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions (users may rely on this list in determining deductibility of contributions just as they did when Publication 78 was a separate electronic publication rather than part of Exempt Organizations Select Check);
has had its federal tax exemption automatically revoked for not filing a Form 990-series return or notice for three consecutive years (known as the Auto-Revocation List); and
has filed a Form 990-N (e-Postcard) annual electronic notice.
Exempt Organizations Select Check also offers improved search functions, including enabling users to look for organizations eligible to receive deductible contributions by Employer Identification Number (EIN). Data about organizations eligible to receive deductible contributions are now updated monthly, rather than quarterly. Also, organizations that have automatically lost their tax exemptions may now be searched by EIN, name, city, state, ZIP Code, country, exemption type, and revocation posting date, rather than only by state. New pop-up help text assists users in understanding the significance of auto-revocation search results, including the meaning of, and distinctions between, revocation dates and revocation posting dates. Search tips are also included that provide suggestions on how to use the search application.
To access this tool to to www.irs.gov
click on the Charities and Non-Profits tab at the top of the page
Click on Search for Charities on the right side of the page
Finally in the middle of the page click on Search “Exempt Organizations Select Check”