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EO Update September 10, 2008

Issue Number:       2008-13

Inside This Issue

 * IRS Announces Elimination of Advance Ruling Process [ #First ]
 * 2008 Form 990-EZ Instructions Issued [ #Second ]


* 1. IRS Announces Elimination of Advance Ruling Process*
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The Internal Revenue Service published temporary Income Tax Regulations [
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/tempregs_arpe_fedreg090908.pdf ] eliminating the advance ruling
process for organizations seeking classification as "publicly supported" charities. Read the FAQs [
http://www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/article/0,,id=184578,00.html ] and other information [
http://www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/article/0,,id=185568,00.html ] on IRS.gov.

Back to Top [ #Fifteenth ]

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* 2. 2008 Form 990-EZ Instructions Issued*
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The Internal Revenue Service has released instructions [
http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=186630,00.html ] for filing the 2008 Form 990-EZ. The new
form is mostly unchanged; however, it has been updated to include certain schedules from the new
Form 990, which replace previously unstructured attachments. A Background Paper - 990-EZ [
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/990_ezinstructions_background_091008.pdf ] is also available.

Filing thresholds for Form 990-EZ have been significantly increased for 2008 and later years to allow
organizations time to adjust to the new Form 990. Review the filing thresholds [
http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=184445,00.html ] to determine whether an organization is
eligible to file Form 990-EZ or must file the new Form 990 for 2008.




Useful Links:

IRS.gov [ http://www.irs.gov/ ]

Charities and Nonprofits
Homepage [ http://www.irs.gov/charities/index.html ]

EO FAQs [ http://www.irs.gov/charities/content/0,,id=96986,00.html ]

EO Forms and Publications [ http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=96774,00.html ]

EO Newsletter [ http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=135307,00.html ]

Life Cycle [ http://www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/article/0,,id=136459,00.html ]
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Upcoming Events:

EO Calendar of Events [ http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=96083,00.html ]

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IRS Resources

Compliance & Enforcement [ http://www.irs.gov/compliance/index.html ]

Contact My Local Office [ http://www.irs.gov/localcontacts/index.html ]

e-file [ http://www.irs.gov/efile/index.html ]

Forms & Pubs [ http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html ]

Frequently Asked Questions [ http://www.irs.gov/faqs/index.html ]

News [ http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/index.html ]

Taxpayer Advocacy [ http://www.irs.gov/advocate/index.html ]

Where to File [ http://www.irs.gov/file/index.html ]

				
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