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Amend 2008 taxes Publication 557 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders Introduction What's New Proposed regulations on “good faith determinations”. Amend 2008 taxes  Proposed regulations modify standards for making a good faith determination that a foreign organization is a charitable organization, grants to which may be qualifying distributions and not taxable expenditures. Amend 2008 taxes The proposed regulations identify a broader class of tax practitioners upon whose written advice a private foundation may base a “good faith determination. Amend 2008 taxes ” See, Proposed Regulations: Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations, REG-134974-12, 2012-47 I. Amend 2008 taxes R. Amend 2008 taxes B. Amend 2008 taxes 553. Amend 2008 taxes Prop. Amend 2008 taxes Regs. Amend 2008 taxes on Good Faith Determinations. Amend 2008 taxes New Requirements for section 501(c)(3) Hospitals Under the Affordable Care Act. Amend 2008 taxes  The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted March 23, 2010, added new requirements that hospital organizations must satisfy in order to be described in section 501(c)(3), as well as new reporting requirements and excise taxes. Amend 2008 taxes On June 22, 2012, the Service issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that addresses the new requirements enacted by the ACA applicable to section 501(c)(3) hospital organizations. Amend 2008 taxes See, Proposed Regulations: Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals, REG-13026-11, 77 Fed. Amend 2008 taxes Reg. Amend 2008 taxes 38148. Amend 2008 taxes On April 3, 2013, the Service issued proposed regulations on the ACA's community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements. Amend 2008 taxes The proposed regulations also discuss the related reporting and excise tax requirements for charitable hospitals and the consequences for failure to satisfy the section 501(r) requirements. Amend 2008 taxes See, Proposed Regulations: Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals, REG-106499-12, 78 Fed. Amend 2008 taxes Reg. Amend 2008 taxes 20,523. Amend 2008 taxes Timing of when an Organization is exempt for Federal Tax Purposes. Amend 2008 taxes  As noted in section 2. Amend 2008 taxes 03(4) of Revenue Procedure 2013-9, 2013-2 I. Amend 2008 taxes R. Amend 2008 taxes B. Amend 2008 taxes 267, the provisions in section 11. Amend 2008 taxes 01 regarding the effect of determination letters or rulings recognizing exempt status of organizations described in section 501(c), other than sections 501(c)(3), (9), (17), and (29), have been revised. Amend 2008 taxes Prior to this year, and back to 1962, when such organizations applied for recognition, the IRS would usually recognize the organizations as tax exempt from the date of formation, no matter how long the interval between the date of formation and the date of application. Amend 2008 taxes In addition to the practical difficulties of ascertaining an organization's purposes and activities for this period, such recognition is now potentially inconsistent with the provisions of section 6033(j), which automatically revokes the exempt status of an organization that fails to file required Form 990 series returns or notices for three consecutive years. Amend 2008 taxes The new procedure adopts a practice similar to the rule for section 501(c)(3) organizations for these organizations, generally permitting recognition from the date of formation if the organization has: always met the requirements for exemption, has applied within 27 months from the end of the month in which it was organized, and has not failed to file required Form 990 series returns or notices for three consecutive years. Amend 2008 taxes Section 11. Amend 2008 taxes 01(3) notes: an organization that otherwise meets the requirements for tax-exempt status and the issuance of a determination letter or ruling that does not meet the requirements for recognition from date of formation will generally be recognized from the postmark date of its application. Amend 2008 taxes Exempt Organizations Select Check. Amend 2008 taxes  The IRS has developed an on-line search tool, Exempt Organizations Select Check, that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. Amend 2008 taxes It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that: Are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions (Publication 78 data). Amend 2008 taxes Users may rely on this list in determining deductibility of contributions, just as they did when Publication 78 was a separate electronic publication rather than part of Select Check. Amend 2008 taxes Have had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked under the law because they have not filed Form 990 series returns or notices annually as required for three consecutive years (Auto-Revocation List). Amend 2008 taxes Have filed a Form 990-N (e-Postcard) annual electronic notice. Amend 2008 taxes  In addition to searching for a particular organization, users may download a complete list of each of the three types of organizations through Exempt Organizations Select Check. Amend 2008 taxes See also Revenue Procedure 2011-33, 2011-25 I. Amend 2008 taxes R. Amend 2008 taxes B. Amend 2008 taxes 887. Amend 2008 taxes Future developments. Amend 2008 taxes . Amend 2008 taxes  The IRS has created a page on IRS. Amend 2008 taxes gov for information about Publication 557, at www. Amend 2008 taxes irs. Amend 2008 taxes gov/pub557. Amend 2008 taxes Information about any future developments affecting Publication 557 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page. Amend 2008 taxes Reminders The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Amend 2008 taxes   The ACA added several new laws. Amend 2008 taxes This includes a new excise tax on indoor tanning services, a small business health care tax credit, additional requirements for tax-exempt hospitals, and the section 501(c)(29) CO-OP program. Amend 2008 taxes For more information, go to IRS. Amend 2008 taxes gov and select Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions. Amend 2008 taxes Electronic filing requirement for large organizations. Amend 2008 taxes  For tax years ending on or after December 31, 2006, only organizations that file 250 returns during the calendar year and that have total assets of $10 million or more are required to file Form 990 electronically. Amend 2008 taxes For more information, go to e-file for Charities and Non-Profits. Amend 2008 taxes Section 501(c)(15) gross receipts. Amend 2008 taxes   The definition of gross receipts for purposes of determining whether small insurance companies qualify as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(15) has changed. Amend 2008 taxes See Notice 2006-42, 2006-19 I. Amend 2008 taxes R. Amend 2008 taxes B. Amend 2008 taxes 878, Notice 2006-42. Amend 2008 taxes Prohibited tax shelter transactions. Amend 2008 taxes  New excise taxes are imposed under section 4965 on certain tax-exempt organizations entering into prohibited tax shelter transactions. Amend 2008 taxes See T. Amend 2008 taxes D. Amend 2008 taxes 9492, Excise Taxes on Prohibited Tax Shelter Transactions and Related Disclosure Requirements, 2010-33 I. Amend 2008 taxes R. Amend 2008 taxes B. Amend 2008 taxes 242. Amend 2008 taxes See IRS Issues Final Regulations Regarding Excise Taxes on Prohibited Tax Shelter Transactions and Related Disclosure Requirement. Amend 2008 taxes Pension Protection Act of 2006 tax changes. Amend 2008 taxes  The Pension Protection Act of 2006 made numerous changes to the tax law provisions affecting tax-exempt organizations. Amend 2008 taxes Unless otherwise noted, most of the changes became effective on August 17, 2006. Amend 2008 taxes For key provisions, go to The Pension Protection Act of 2006. Amend 2008 taxes Section 501(c)(3) organizations must make their Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Tax Return (and proxy tax under section 6033(e)), open for public inspection for a period of 3 years from the date the Form 990-T is required to be filed (determined with regard to any extension of time for filing) or is actually filed, whichever is later. Amend 2008 taxes There is an increase in excise taxes relating to public charities, social welfare organizations, and private foundations. Amend 2008 taxes There are additional standards for credit counseling organizations. Amend 2008 taxes The definition of convention or association of churches has been modified. Amend 2008 taxes Entities that are not required to file Form 990 or 990-EZ must file new Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or 990-EZ. Amend 2008 taxes The requirements of disclosure to state officials relating to exempt organizations has been modified. Amend 2008 taxes There are excise taxes imposed on excess benefit transactions involving donor advised funds and sponsoring organizations. Amend 2008 taxes There are new excise taxes on prohibited tax shelter transactions. Amend 2008 taxes There is a modification of recordkeeping requirements for certain charitable contributions. Amend 2008 taxes Introduction This publication discusses the rules and procedures for organizations that seek recognition of exemption from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code). Amend 2008 taxes It explains the procedures you must follow to obtain an appropriate ruling or determination letter recognizing your organization's exemption, as well as certain other information that applies generally to all exempt organizations. Amend 2008 taxes To qualify for exemption under the Code, your organization must be organized for one or more of the purposes specifically designated in the Code. Amend 2008 taxes Organizations that are exempt under section 501(a) include those organizations described in section 501(c). Amend 2008 taxes Section 501(c) organizations are covered in this publication. Amend 2008 taxes Chapter 1, Application, Approval, and Appeal Procedures, provides general information about the procedures for obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status. Amend 2008 taxes Chapter 2, Filing Requirements and Required Disclosures, contains information about annual filing requirements and other matters that may affect your organization's tax-exempt status. Amend 2008 taxes Chapter 3, Section 501(c)(3) Organizations, contains detailed information on various matters affecting section 501(c)(3) organizations, including a section on the determination of private foundation status. Amend 2008 taxes Chapter 4, Other Section 501(c) Organizations, includes separate sections for specific types of organizations described in section 501(c). Amend 2008 taxes Chapter 5, Excise Taxes, provides information on when excise taxes may be imposed. Amend 2008 taxes Organizations not discussed in this publication. Amend 2008 taxes   Certain organizations that may qualify for exemption are not discussed in this publication, although they are included in the Organization Reference Chart. Amend 2008 taxes These organizations (and the Code sections that apply to them) are as follows. Amend 2008 taxes Corporations organized under Acts of Congress 501(c)(1) Teachers' retirement fund associations 501(c)(11) Mutual insurance companies 501(c)(15) Corporations organized to finance crop operations 501(c)(16) Employee funded pension trusts (created before June 25, 1959) 501(c)(18) Withdrawal liability payment fund 501(c)(22) Veterans' organizations (created before 1880) 501(c)(23) National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust 501(c)(28) Religious and apostolic associations 501(d) Cooperative hospital service organizations 501(e) Cooperative service organizations of operating educational organizations 501(f)   Section 501(c)(24) organizations (section 4049 ERISA trusts) are neither discussed in the text nor listed in the Organization Reference Chart. Amend 2008 taxes   Similarly, farmers' cooperative associations that qualify for exemption under section 521, qualified state tuition programs described in section 529, and pension, profit-sharing, and stock bonus plans described in section 401(a) are not discussed in this publication. Amend 2008 taxes If you think your organization falls within one of these categories, contact the IRS for any additional information you need. Amend 2008 taxes For telephone assistance, call 1-877-829-5500. Amend 2008 taxes   Check the Table of Contents at the beginning of this publication to determine whether your organization is described in this publication. Amend 2008 taxes If it is, read the chapter (or section) that applies to your type of organization for the specific information you must give when applying for recognition of exemption. Amend 2008 taxes Organization Reference Chart. Amend 2008 taxes   The Organization Reference Chart enables you to locate at a glance the section of the Code under which your organization might qualify for exemption. Amend 2008 taxes It also shows the required application form and, if your organization meets the exemption requirements, the annual return to be filed (if any), and whether or not a contribution to your organization will be deductible by a donor. Amend 2008 taxes It also describes each type of qualifying organization and the general nature of its activities. Amend 2008 taxes   You may use the Organization Reference Chart to determine the Code section that you think applies to your organization. Amend 2008 taxes Any correspondence with the IRS (in requesting forms or otherwise) will be expedited if you indicate in your correspondence the appropriate Code section. Amend 2008 taxes Check the IRS website, IRS. Amend 2008 taxes gov, for the latest updates, Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits, www. 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IRS Urges Taxpayers to Avoid Becoming Victims of Tax Scams

IR-2011-73, July 11, 2011

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to guard against being misled by unscrupulous individuals trying to persuade them to file false claims for tax credits or rebates.

The IRS has noted an increase in tax-return-related scams, frequently involving unsuspecting taxpayers who normally do not have a filing requirement in the first place. These taxpayers are led to believe they should file a return with the IRS for tax credits, refunds or rebates for which they are not really entitled. Many of these recent scams have been targeted in the South and Midwest.

Most paid tax return preparers provide honest and professional service, but there are some who engage in fraud and other illegal activities.   Unscrupulous promoters deceive people into paying for advice on how to file false claims. Some promoters may charge unreasonable amounts for preparing legitimate returns that could have been prepared for free by the IRS or IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance partners. In other situations, identity theft is involved.

Taxpayers should be wary of any of the following:

  • Fictitious claims for refunds or rebates based on excess or withheld Social Security benefits.
  • Claims that Treasury Form 1080 can be used to transfer funds from the Social Security Administration to the IRS enabling a payout from the IRS.
  • Unfamiliar for-profit tax services teaming up with local churches.
  • Home-made flyers and brochures implying credits or refunds are available without proof of eligibility.
  • Offers of free money with no documentation required.
  • Promises of refunds for “Low Income – No Documents Tax Returns.”
  • Claims for the expired Economic Recovery Credit Program or Recovery Rebate Credit. 
  • Advice on claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit based on exaggerated reports of self-employment income.

In some cases non-existent Social Security refunds or rebates have been the bait used by the con artists.  In other situations, taxpayers deserve the tax credits they are promised but the preparer uses fictitious or inflated information on the return which results in a fraudulent return.

Flyers and advertisements for free money from the IRS, suggesting that the taxpayer can file with little or no documentation, have been appearing in community churches around the country. Promoters are targeting church congregations, exploiting their good intentions and credibility. These schemes also often spread by word of mouth among unsuspecting and well-intentioned people telling their friends and relatives. 
Promoters of these scams often prey upon low income individuals and the elderly. 

They build false hopes and charge people good money for bad advice.  In the end, the victims discover their claims are rejected or the refund barely exceeds what they paid the promoter.  Meanwhile, their money and the promoters are long gone.

Unsuspecting individuals are most likely to get caught up in scams and the IRS is warning all taxpayers, and those that help others prepare returns, to remain vigilant. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Anyone with questions about a tax credit or program should visit www.IRS.gov, call the IRS toll-free number at 800-829-1040 or visit a local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

For questions about rebates, credit and benefits from other federal agencies contact the relevant agency directly for accurate information. 

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Amend 2008 taxes Publication 1544(SP) - Introductory Material Table of Contents Qué Hay de Nuevo Introducción Qué Hay de Nuevo Acontecimientos futuros. Amend 2008 taxes  Si desea obtener la información más reciente sobre los acontecimientos relacionados con la Publicación 1544(SP), tal como legislación promulgada después que ésta fue impresa, acceda a www. Amend 2008 taxes irs. Amend 2008 taxes gov/pub1544, en inglés. Amend 2008 taxes Cómo enmendar un informe. Amend 2008 taxes  Puede enmendar un informe anterior marcando el encasillado 1a en la parte superior del Formulario 8300-SP. Amend 2008 taxes Vea Cómo enmendar un informe, más adelante. Amend 2008 taxes Introducción Si, en un período de 12 meses, usted recibe de un comprador más de $10,000 en efectivo producto de una transacción llevada a cabo en su ocupación o negocio, tiene que declarar la transacción al Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS, por sus siglas en inglés) y a la Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Red para hacer cumplir la ley contra delitos financieros, o FinCEN, por su abreviatura en inglés) en el Formulario 8300-SP, Informe de Pagos en Efectivo en Exceso de $10,000 Recibidos en una Ocupación o Negocio, o en el Formulario 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business, en inglés. Amend 2008 taxes En esta publicación se explica por qué, cuándo y dónde debe declarar estos pagos recibidos en efectivo, así como las multas considerables que se imponen por no declarar dichos pagos. Amend 2008 taxes Algunas organizaciones no tienen que presentar el Formulario 8300-SP, incluidas las instituciones financieras que deben presentar el Formulario 104 de la FinCEN (anteriormente Formulario 4789), Currency Transaction Report (Informe de transacciones en efectivo), en inglés, así como los casinos, los cuales deben presentar el Formulario 103 de la FinCEN (anteriormente Formulario 8362), Currency Transaction Report by Casinos (Informe de transacciones en efectivo hechas por casinos), también en inglés. Amend 2008 taxes Esta publicación no incluye información sobre estos dos últimos formularios. Amend 2008 taxes En esta publicación encontrará explicaciones sobre la terminología y los puntos más importantes relacionados con el Formulario 8300-SP. Amend 2008 taxes Lea las instrucciones adjuntas a este formulario, ya que explican lo que debe anotar en cada línea del mismo. Amend 2008 taxes Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications