September 02, 2009

New from the IRS

1. Exemption Application User Fees to Change in 2010 User fees will increase for all EO applications for exemption (Forms 1023, 1024, and 1028), postmarked after January 3, 2010. Cyber Assistant, a Web-based software program designed to help 501(c)(3) applicants prepare a complete and accurate Form 1023 application, will become available during 2010. Once Cyber Assistant is made available, user fees for Form 1023 will change again.
2. New Process for Supporting Organizations to Change Public Charity Classification The IRS has modified the procedures for reclassifying section 509(a)(3) supporting organizations as public charities. Announcement 2009-62 updates procedures for such requests to be consistent with new regulations eliminating the advance ruling process.
3. Register Now for Fall Workshops for Small and Mid-Sized 501(c)(3) Organizations
These introductory one-day workshops, designed for administrators or volunteers responsible for an organization's tax compliance, will be held in Philadelphia, PA on October 6, 7, and 8, 2009. Get more information and register online.
4. IRS on YouTube? A new IRS YouTube video site and an iTunes podcast site will help taxpayers learn more about tax provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.