Brief Revoked: A Snapshot of Organizations that Lost their Tax-Exempt Status
Amy Blackwood, Katie Roeger
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More than 275,000 organizations have lost their tax-exempt status for failing to file a return with the IRS for three consecutive years. The Pension Protection Act of 2006 required most tax-exempt organizations to file a return with the IRS and called for automatic revocation for nonprofits that failed to file a return for three consecutive years. The majority of organizations are believed to be defunct, but the IRS announced special steps to help existing nonprofits reapply for tax-exemption. This brief provides a snapshot of the nonprofits that have lost their tax exempt status and examines these organizations by type, age and location.
Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy
Tags Nonprofit data and statistics
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy