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IRS Update

January, 2010

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January 6, 2010



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Issue Number:    2010-1

Inside This Issue

1.     Rev. Proc. 2010-8:  New User Fees for Exempt Organization Matters

2.     Rev. Proc. 2010-4:  Updated Procedures for Issuance of Ruling and Information Letters

3.     Rev. Proc. 2010-5: Updated Procedures for Issuance of Technical Advice

4.     IRS Proposes New Requirements for Tax Return Preparers

5.     Statistical Information of Interest to Tax-Exempt Organizations


  1.  Rev. Proc 2010-8:  New User Fees Apply to Exempt Organization Matters

New user fees apply to Exempt Organizations exemption applications, ruling requests and other matters for 2010.  Consult section 6 of Revenue Procedure 2010-8 to ensure that you include the appropriate fee with your application for exemption or other ruling or determination request.

Applicants for exemption from Federal income tax, other than those filing Form 1023, should be sure to include the revised Form 8718, User Fee for Exempt Organization Determination Letter Request, with their submissions.

  2.  Revenue Procedure 2010-4:  Updated Procedures for Issuance of Ruling and Information Letters

The IRS has revised procedures for for the issuance of ruling letters, information letters, etc., on matters related to Code sections under the jurisdication of the Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities.

  3.  Revenue Procedure 2010-5:  Updated Guidance for Issuance of Technical Advice

Revenue Procedure 2010-5 explains when and how Exempt Organizations Technical provides technical advice to area managers and appeals offices regarding exempt organization matters and provides a general update of Revenue 2009-5. 

  4.  IRS Proposes New Requirements for Tax Return Preparers

The IRS issued the results of a six-month study that proposes new registration, testing and continuing education requirements for tax return preparers.  Read the report and recommendations on

  5.  Statistical Information of Interest to Tax-Exempt Organizations

Review statistical studies of exempt organizations and individual noncash charitable contributions compiled by the IRS Statistics of Income Division and learn how to download and use EO Master File Data on


If you have a technical or procedural question relating to Exempt Organizations, visit the Charities and Nonprofits homepage on the Web site.

If you have a specific question about exempt organizations, call EO Customer Account Services at 1-877-829-5500.


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