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IRS: Beware of fake charities; check before donating

IR-2023-196, Oct. 23, 2023 WASHINGTON —With the tragic crises and natural disasters happening around the globe, many are responding to the call to give what they can to help. The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be wary...

  • November 2, 2023

Tips to help taxpayers make sure their donations go to legitimate charities

When disaster strikes, Americans can always be counted on to help. That help comes in countless ways, but often the easiest way to help is by donating money to charities. Sadly, criminals are just as likely to answer the...

  • September 13, 2023

IRS cautions taxpayers about fake charities and scammers targeting immigrants

The IRS continues to observe criminals using a variety of scams that target honest taxpayers. In some cases, these scams will trick taxpayers into doing something illegal or that ultimately causes them financial harm. These scammers may cause otherwise...

  • July 28, 2021

What to know about the tax-exempt application process for charities

Organizations that meet specified requirements under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code may qualify for tax-exempt status. These include charities, social welfare organizations, civic leagues, social clubs, labor organizations and business leagues. Most organizations are required to apply...

  • September 22, 2020

IRS revises Form 1023 for applying for tax-exempt status; New electronic filing available to help charities

WASHINGTON – As part of an ongoing effort to improve service for the tax-exempt community, the Internal Revenue Service has revised Form 1023 to allow electronic filing for the first time starting later this month. To help charities apply...

  • February 5, 2020

Redesigned Charities and Nonprofits landing and associated webpages launched

Various Charities and Nonprofits webpages have been redesigned to improve organization, design and navigation using data analytics and user testing. Charitable hospitals under the Affordable Care Act – Section 501(r) The IRS updated webpages detailing four additional requirements under...

  • August 21, 2019

Beware of Fake Charity Scams Relating to Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning about possible fake charity scams emerging due to Hurricane Harvey and encouraged taxpayers to seek out recognized charitable groups for their donations. While there has been an enormous wave...

  • August 29, 2017

IRS Offers Tax Tips for “The Season of Giving”

December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family. But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file in the New Year. Here are some “Season of...

  • December 10, 2012

IRS Offers Tips for Year-End Giving

IR-2011-118, Dec. 15, 2011 WASHINGTON — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years. Some of these changes include the following: Special Charitable Contributions...

  • December 28, 2011