On Monday the Internal Revenue Service announced that small charities now have until October 15, 2010 to file their annual returns under a one-time relief program. This measure is aimed at helping organizations keep their tax-exempt status, which thousands of nonprofits are in danger of losing, as discussed on our blog back in May.
Also released today by the IRS is a list of organizations at risk for losing their tax-exempt status. The list is broken down by state and is available either in PDF or Excel formats.
An excellent summary of the details related to this extension and filing the Form 990 annual return is available on the Charity Lawyer blog. An article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy also provides useful information.
(Posted by Katrina Brown, reference librarian, Foundation Center-Washington, DC.)