Public information from approved applications for tax exemption is available electronically for the first time, the IRS said.
Information in the Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption, includes basic ID information such as the name of the organization, the EIN, and the names of officers, directors and trustees. The form also contains information regarding items such as the organizing documents, state of incorporation, and the purpose and activities of the organization.
The data, on IRS.gov, are available in spreadsheet format and includes information for approved applications beginning in mid-2014, when the 1023-EZ was introduced, through 2016. The information will be updated quarterly, starting with the first quarter of 2017.
The IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities division approved more than 105,000 applications for exemption submitted on the 1023-EZ from 2014 through 2016.
Jeff Stimpson is a veteran freelance journalist who previously served as editor of The Practical Accountant.