On February 17, the IRS released its Exempt Organization Newsletter, Issue Number 2015-3.

Inside This Issue

  1. Recent revocations
  2. IRS seeks volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
  3. IRS’s Top Ten Identity Theft Prosecutions
  4. Don’t include Social Security numbers on publicly disclosed forms
  5. Register for EO workshops
  6. Tax Time Guide: Online tools help taxpayers choose a qualified tax preparer

  1.  Recent revocations

Two organizations have been listed in the Internal Revenue Bulletin as no longer tax-exempt.

For more information, go to Revocations of 501(c)(3) Determinations.

  2.  IRS seeks volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

The IRS seeks volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.

Read news release.

  3.  IRS’s Top Ten Identity Theft Prosecutions

Continuing its enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the IRS recently announced the Top Ten Identity Theft Prosecutions for Fiscal Year 2014. The ongoing efforts to bring identity thieves to justice remains a significant priority as part of the IRS’s comprehensive identity theft strategy focusing on preventing, detecting and resolving identity theft cases as soon as possible.

Read news release.

  4.  Don’t include Social Security numbers on publicly disclosed forms

Because the IRS is required to disclose approved exemption applications and information returns, tax-exempt organizations should not include personal information, such as Social Security numbers, on these forms.

  5.  Register for EO workshops

Register for our upcoming workshops for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations. Remember to check this page periodically for new workshops being planned in a town near you.

  6.  Tax Time Guide: Online tools help taxpayers choose a qualified tax preparer

The IRS reminds taxpayers of options available on IRS.gov to get information and tips about selecting qualified tax professionals.

Read news release.