The IRS’ Tax Exempt Organization Search (“TEOS”) is an excellent resource to find certain IRS-related nonprofit records, such as 990s since 2017 or exemption letters filed since 2014. The IRS website has a new electronic form to request additional information related to tax-exempt organizations. Submit the electronic Form 4506-B to obtain copies of a nonprofit’s exemption letter, affirmation letter, or Form 1023 application filed prior to 2014. The IRS will no longer accept written letters requesting this information. For a 990 filed prior to 2017, individuals can request copies directly from the nonprofit organization or can submit a Form 4506-A via fax or mail to the IRS.
Learn more directly from the IRS’ Update.