The IRS recently released a listing of approximately 275,000 organizations that have lost their tax-exempt status- over 7500 of which are based in Georgia. The IRS revoked tax-exempt status for organizations that had not filed their annual returns with the IRS for three consecutive years. To check the list of Georgia organizations that are no longer tax-exempt, click here. Be sure your organization is not included.
The IRS has also issued guidelines on how organizations on the list might regain their tax-exempt status. The information in these guidelines covers what to do if your organization believes there has been a mistake, what steps to take to reapply for tax-exempt status, and what the implications are for organizations now operating without tax-exempt status. see the IRS Fact Sheet and IRS FAQs.