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By Samantha Dudley, CPA, MBA Manager

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) required small organizations (those normally with gross receipts of $50,000 or less) to begin filing Form 990-N (e-Postcard) with the IRS. In addition to the filing, the PPA instituted automatic revocation of tax exempt status for organizations that do not file a tax return or notice for a period of three consecutive years. As a result, approximately 450,000 organizations have lost their tax exempt status.

An Auto Revocation List is compiled and published by the IRS. Previously, organizations have not been included on the list published until 6 months subsequent to revocation of their tax exempt status. However, beginning in March 2013, organizations will be included in the list within one month of the date of revocation.

The Exempt Organizations Select Check has been developed in order to allow users to determine the eligibility of organizations to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions for deductibility purposes, verify if tax-exempt status has been revoked, or verify if the Form 990-N has been filed. The Exempt Organizations Select Check is located at

An organization seeking to be reinstated must file an application for exemption and pay the related fees as noted at


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