Understanding your CP259G Notice
We sent you this notice because our records indicate you did not file a required Form 1120-POL, U.S. Income Tax Return for Certain Political Organizations.
Printable samples of this notice (PDF)
Tax publications you may find useful
- Publication 557, Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization
- Publication 583, Starting a Business and Keeping Records
- Publications 4221-PC, 4221-PF, and 4221-NC - Compliance Guides for tax-exempt organizations
- Form 1120-POL, U.S. Income Tax Return for Certain Political Organizations
- Find a copy of any necessary tax forms and instructions
How to get help
Calling the 1-800 number listed on the top right corner of your notice is the fastest way to get your questions answered.
You can also authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using this Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (Form 2848).
What you need to do
- Disregard this notice if you have filed the return within the last four weeks using the same name and EIN listed on the notice.
- Otherwise, file your required Form 1120-POL immediately according to the instructions on the notice.
- If you don't think you need to file, complete the Response form enclosed with your notice and mail it to us using the envelope provided.
- If you filed more than four weeks ago or used a different name or EIN, complete the Response form enclosed with your notice and mail it to us in the envelope provided along with a signed and dated copy of the return.
You may want to...
- Review the filing requirements for your organization at Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits.
Answers to Common Questions
Which organizations must file a Form 1120-POL?
A political organization, whether or not it is tax-exempt, must file Form 1120-POL if it has taxable income for any year in excess of the $100 specific deduction allowed under section 527. An exempt organization that is not a political organization must file Form 1120-POL if it is treated as having political organization taxable income under section 527(f)(1).
When is Form 1120-POL due?
Form 1120-POL is due by the 15th day of the 3rd month after the end of the tax year. Thus, for a calendar year taxpayer, Form 1120-POL is due on March 15 of the following year. If any due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the organization can file the return on the next business day.
More information can be found at Political Organizations - Annual Income Tax Returns.
Can I get help over the phone?
If you have questions and/or need help completing the form, please call 1-877-829-5500. Personal assistance is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.
Where can I go for more information about tax-exempt organizations?
For more information on tax-exempt organizations see Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits.
Tips for next year
Review the political organization resources at Tax Information for Political Organizations.
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