On August 13, the IRS released its Exempt Organization Newsletter, Issue Number 2013-16.

Political Organizations Filings – July 2013

While Exempt Organizations’ political organizations disclosure search and download applications are temporarily unavailable, the IRS is providing an alternative database of filings made in July 2013.

This includes more than 1,000 copies of Forms 8871, 8872 and 990-POL filed by groups. The August filings will be made available in the near future. We anticipate that the IRS will re-launch the database this fall at a date to be determined.

The IRS regrets any inconvenience as it continues to work through this complex situation to ensure the public disclosure of these documents while appropriately protecting important personal information.