According to the IRS, 75 Plainfield nonprofits are in danger of automatically losing their tax-exempt status if they don't act by October 15.
You may be surprised to find that several well-known Plainfield organizations are on the list of those who should have filed with the IRS between May 17 and October 15 of this year.
Among well-known groups that the IRS says must take action soon are --
- Prince Hall Lodge, F&AM
- COFFEE (the Firefighters organization)
- Crescent Educational and Cultural
- FMBA Local #7 (Firefighters)
- Frontiers International
- Kings Temple Community Development
- Masjidullah Soup Kitchen
- PAYTDA (the community Tennis Foundation)
- Public Education Foundation of Plainfield
- VFW Memorial Post #7474
- Ars Musica Antiqua
- Ballet Folklorico Sentir Criollo
- Grant Avenue Community Center
- PEDCO (Plainfield Economic Development Corporation)
To make it easier for Plainfielders, I have saved out just the Plainfield section of the IRS spreadsheet and put it online (see here, or the embedded document at bottom of this post).
IRS policy automatically revokes the tax-exempt status of nonprofits which do not meet their requirement of annual filing for THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS. One-time relief is being offered to the organizations on the Plainfield list, but action must be taken quickly.
Though there has always been a rule about the filings, in the days before the Internet, it was usually honored in the breach (I have been associated with several small nonprofits over the years which often forgot to file the 990s). Now, however, with modern databases published online, your organization can disappear forever without even the touch of a button, and that's a little scary.
Organizations concerned about their status or believing the IRS is in error can also call (877) 829-5500.
- IRS --
- Scribd: "Plainfield Nonprofits Due to Lose Exempt Status"
-- Dan Damon [follow]