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H&r block taxes online free Who should itemize deductions. H&r block taxes online free Most taxpayers have a choice of either taking a standard deduction or itemizing their deductions. H&r block taxes online free If you have a choice, you can use the method that gives you the lower tax. H&r block taxes online free The standard deduction is a dollar amount that reduces your taxable income. H&r block taxes online free It is a benefit that eliminates the need for many taxpayers to itemize actual deductions, such as medical expenses, charitable contributions, and taxes, on Schedule A (Form 1040). H&r block taxes online free The standard deduction is higher for taxpayers who: Are 65 or older, or Are blind. H&r block taxes online free You benefit from the standard deduction if your standard deduction is more than the total of your allowable itemized deductions. H&r block taxes online free Persons not eligible for the standard deduction. H&r block taxes online free   Your standard deduction is zero and you should itemize any deductions you have if: Your filing status is married filing separately, and your spouse itemizes deductions on his or her return, You are filing a tax return for a short tax year because of a change in your annual accounting period, or You are a nonresident or dual-status alien during the year. H&r block taxes online free You are considered a dual-status alien if you were both a nonresident and resident alien during the year. H&r block taxes online free Note. H&r block taxes online free If you are a nonresident alien who is married to a U. H&r block taxes online free S. H&r block taxes online free citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, you can choose to be treated as a U. H&r block taxes online free S. H&r block taxes online free resident. H&r block taxes online free (See Publication 519, U. H&r block taxes online free S. H&r block taxes online free Tax Guide for Aliens. H&r block taxes online free ) If you make this choice, you can take the standard deduction. H&r block taxes online free If an exemption for you can be claimed on another person's return (such as your parents' return), your standard deduction may be limited. H&r block taxes online free See Standard Deduction for Dependents, later. H&r block taxes online free Standard Deduction Amount The standard deduction amount depends on your filing status, whether you are 65 or older or blind, and whether an exemption can be claimed for you by another taxpayer. H&r block taxes online free Generally, the standard deduction amounts are adjusted each year for inflation. H&r block taxes online free The standard deduction amounts for most people are shown in Table 20-1. H&r block taxes online free Decedent's final return. H&r block taxes online free   The standard deduction for a decedent's final tax return is the same as it would have been had the decedent continued to live. 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H&r block taxes online free   If you are not totally blind, you must get a certified statement from an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist) that: You cannot see better than 20/200 in the better eye with glasses or contact lenses, or Your field of vision is 20 degrees or less. H&r block taxes online free   If your eye condition is not likely to improve beyond these limits, the statement should include this fact. H&r block taxes online free You must keep the statement in your records. H&r block taxes online free   If your vision can be corrected beyond these limits only by contact lenses that you can wear only briefly because of pain, infection, or ulcers, you can take the higher standard deduction for blindness if you otherwise qualify. H&r block taxes online free Spouse 65 or Older or Blind You can take the higher standard deduction if your spouse is age 65 or older or blind and: You file a joint return, or You file a separate return and can claim an exemption for your spouse because your spouse had no gross income and cannot be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer. H&r block taxes online free You cannot claim the higher standard deduction for an individual other than yourself and your spouse. H&r block taxes online free Examples The following examples illustrate how to determine your standard deduction using Tables 20-1 and 20-2. H&r block taxes online free Example 1. H&r block taxes online free Larry, 46, and Donna, 33, are filing a joint return for 2013. H&r block taxes online free Neither is blind, and neither can be claimed as a dependent. H&r block taxes online free They decide not to itemize their deductions. H&r block taxes online free They use Table 20-1. H&r block taxes online free Their standard deduction is $12,200. H&r block taxes online free Example 2. H&r block taxes online free The facts are the same as in Example 1 except that Larry is blind at the end of 2013. H&r block taxes online free Larry and Donna use Table 20-2. H&r block taxes online free Their standard deduction is $13,400. H&r block taxes online free Example 3. H&r block taxes online free Bill and Lisa are filing a joint return for 2013. H&r block taxes online free Both are over age 65. H&r block taxes online free Neither is blind, and neither can be claimed as a dependent. H&r block taxes online free If they do not itemize deductions, they use Table 20-2. H&r block taxes online free Their standard deduction is $14,600. H&r block taxes online free Standard Deduction for Dependents The standard deduction for an individual who can be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return is generally limited to the greater of: $1,000, or The individual's earned income for the year plus $350 (but not more than the regular standard deduction amount, generally $6,100). H&r block taxes online free However, if the individual is 65 or older or blind, the standard deduction may be higher. H&r block taxes online free If you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return, use Table 20-3 to determine your standard deduction. H&r block taxes online free Earned income defined. H&r block taxes online free   Earned income is salaries, wages, tips, professional fees, and other amounts received as pay for work you actually perform. H&r block taxes online free    For purposes of the standard deduction, earned income also includes any part of a scholarship or fellowship grant that you must include in your gross income. H&r block taxes online free See Scholarships and fellowships in chapter 12 for more information on what qualifies as a scholarship or fellowship grant. H&r block taxes online free Example 1. H&r block taxes online free Michael is single. H&r block taxes online free His parents can claim an exemption for him on their 2013 tax return. H&r block taxes online free He has interest income of $780 and wages of $150. H&r block taxes online free He has no itemized deductions. H&r block taxes online free Michael uses Table 20-3 to find his standard deduction. H&r block taxes online free He enters $150 (his earned income) on line 1, $500 ($150 + $350) on line 3, $1,000 (the larger of $500 and $1,000) on line 5, and $6,100 on line 6. H&r block taxes online free His standard deduction, on line 7a, is $1,000 (the smaller of $1,000 and $6,100). H&r block taxes online free Example 2. H&r block taxes online free Joe, a 22-year-old full-time college student, can be claimed as a dependent on his parents' 2013 tax return. H&r block taxes online free Joe is married and files a separate return. H&r block taxes online free His wife does not itemize deductions on her separate return. H&r block taxes online free Joe has $1,500 in interest income and wages of $3,800. H&r block taxes online free He has no itemized deductions. H&r block taxes online free Joe finds his standard deduction by using Table 20-3. H&r block taxes online free He enters his earned income, $3,800 on line 1. H&r block taxes online free He adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $4,150 on line 3. H&r block taxes online free On line 5, he enters $4,150, the larger of lines 3 and 4. H&r block taxes online free Because Joe is married filing a separate return, he enters $6,100 on line 6. H&r block taxes online free On line 7a he enters $4,150 as his standard deduction because it is smaller than $6,100, the amount on line 6. H&r block taxes online free Example 3. H&r block taxes online free Amy, who is single, can be claimed as a dependent on her parents' 2013 tax return. H&r block taxes online free She is 18 years old and blind. H&r block taxes online free She has interest income of $1,300 and wages of $2,900. H&r block taxes online free She has no itemized deductions. H&r block taxes online free Amy uses Table 20-3 to find her standard deduction. H&r block taxes online free She enters her wages of $2,900 on line 1. H&r block taxes online free She adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $3,250 on line 3. H&r block taxes online free On line 5, she enters $3,250, the larger of lines 3 and 4. H&r block taxes online free Because she is single, Amy enters $6,100 on line 6. H&r block taxes online free She enters $3,250 on line 7a. H&r block taxes online free This is the smaller of the amounts on lines 5 and 6. H&r block taxes online free Because she checked one box in the top part of the worksheet, she enters $1,500 on line 7b. H&r block taxes online free She then adds the amounts on lines 7a and 7b and enters her standard deduction of $4,750 on line 7c. H&r block taxes online free Example 4. H&r block taxes online free Ed is single. H&r block taxes online free His parents can claim an exemption for him on their 2013 tax return. H&r block taxes online free He has wages of $7,000, interest income of $500, and a business loss of $3,000. H&r block taxes online free He has no itemized deductions. H&r block taxes online free Ed uses Table 20-3 to figure his standard deduction. H&r block taxes online free He enters $4,000 ($7,000 - $3,000) on line 1. H&r block taxes online free He adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $4,350 on line 3. H&r block taxes online free On line 5 he enters $4,350, the larger of lines 3 and 4. H&r block taxes online free Because he is single, Ed enters $6,100 on line 6. H&r block taxes online free On line 7a he enters $4,350 as his standard deduction because it is smaller than $6,100, the amount on line 6. H&r block taxes online free Who Should Itemize You should itemize deductions if your total deductions are more than the standard deduction amount. H&r block taxes online free Also, you should itemize if you do not qualify for the standard deduction, as discussed earlier under Persons not eligible for the standard deduction . H&r block taxes online free You should first figure your itemized deductions and compare that amount to your standard deduction to make sure you are using the method that gives you the greater benefit. 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H&r block taxes online free   Even if your itemized deductions are less than your standard deduction, you can elect to itemize deductions on your federal return rather than take the standard deduction. H&r block taxes online free You may want to do this if, for example, the tax benefit of itemizing your deductions on your state tax return is greater than the tax benefit you lose on your federal return by not taking the standard deduction. H&r block taxes online free To make this election, you must check the box on line 30 of Schedule A. H&r block taxes online free Changing your mind. H&r block taxes online free   If you do not itemize your deductions and later find that you should have itemized — or if you itemize your deductions and later find you should not have — you can change your return by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. H&r block taxes online free S. H&r block taxes online free Individual Income Tax Return. 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H&r block taxes online free Standard Deduction Chart for People Born Before January 2, 1949, or Who are Blind Check the correct number of boxes below. H&r block taxes online free Then go to the chart. H&r block taxes online free You: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Your spouse, if claiming spouse's exemption: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Total number of boxes checked   IF  your filing status is. H&r block taxes online free . H&r block taxes online free . H&r block taxes online free AND the number in the box above is. H&r block taxes online free . H&r block taxes online free . H&r block taxes online free THEN your standard deduction is. H&r block taxes online free . H&r block taxes online free . H&r block taxes online free Single 1 $7,600   2 9,100 Married filing jointly 1 $13,400 or Qualifying 2 14,600 widow(er) with 3 15,800 dependent child 4 17,000 Married filing 1 $7,300 separately 2 8,500   3 9,700   4 10,900 Head of household 1 $10,450   2 11,950 *If someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent, use Table 20-3 instead. H&r block taxes online free Table 20-3. H&r block taxes online free Standard Deduction Worksheet for Dependents Use this worksheet only if someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent. H&r block taxes online free Check the correct number of boxes below. H&r block taxes online free Then go to the worksheet. H&r block taxes online free You:   Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Your spouse, if claiming spouse's exemption: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Total number of boxes checked 1. H&r block taxes online free Enter your earned income (defined below). H&r block taxes online free If none, enter -0-. H&r block taxes online free 1. H&r block taxes online free   2. H&r block taxes online free Additional amount. H&r block taxes online free 2. H&r block taxes online free $350 3. H&r block taxes online free Add lines 1 and 2. H&r block taxes online free 3. H&r block taxes online free   4. H&r block taxes online free Minimum standard deduction. H&r block taxes online free 4. H&r block taxes online free $1,000 5. H&r block taxes online free Enter the larger of line 3 or line 4. H&r block taxes online free 5. H&r block taxes online free   6. H&r block taxes online free Enter the amount shown below for your filing status. H&r block taxes online free Single or Married filing separately—$6,100 Married filing jointly—$12,200 Head of household—$8,950 6. H&r block taxes online free   7. H&r block taxes online free Standard deduction. H&r block taxes online free         a. H&r block taxes online free Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 6. 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Going wireless provides you with freedom to use your computer in multiple locations, without dragging cables and cords with you. However, the privilege of increased freedom comes with the danger of increased vulnerability. Wireless internet requires that you have access to a wireless network via a wireless router. It is important that you secure your network so that strangers can’t use your network without your knowledge (also known as “piggybacking”). In addition, computer hackers could use your network to access personal information you save or send from your computer. This is particularly important if you conduct financial transactions online. These reasons highlight the importance of taking steps to secure your wireless network. If you use the wireless (“Wi-Fi”) network at bookstores, airports or other public places, there are other precautions you should take to protect your privacy.

At home:

  • Turn on encryption. When you buy a wireless router, it is important to turn on the encryption feature. This scrambles information that you send over the Internet so that other people cannot access it.
  • Rename your router. Change the name from the default to something only you would know.
  • Change the password. Routers come with a standard password. Create a new smart password with a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters. Turn off your router when you are not using it.

On public wireless networks:

  • Don’t assume that the network is secure. Most public wireless networks don’t encrypt information you send. Avoid sending private information from public locations.
  • Use encrypted websites. If you must send sensitive from a public network, make certain that URL starts with “https” (“s” means secure). Look for that on every page you visit.
  • Log out of sites after you finish using them rather than using “remember me” features. It is better to deal with the hassle of logging in again than giving away your login credentials to someone else on the network.

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H&r block taxes online free   Generally, charitable deductions will not be allowed for a transfer to, or for the use of, a section 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) organization if in connection with the transfer: The organization directly or indirectly pays, or previously paid, a premium on a personal benefit contract for the transferor, or There is an understanding or expectation that anyone will directly or indirectly pay a premium on a personal benefit contract for the transferor. H&r block taxes online free   A personal benefit contract with respect to the transferor is any life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract, if any direct or indirect beneficiary under the contract is the transferor, any member of the transferor's family, or any other person designated by the transferor. H&r block taxes online free Certain annuity contracts. H&r block taxes online free   If an organization incurs an obligation to pay a charitable gift annuity, and the organization purchases an annuity contract to fund the obligation, individuals receiving payments under the charitable gift annuity will not be treated as indirect beneficiaries if the organization owns all of the incidents of ownership under the contract, is entitled to all payments under the contract, and the timing and amount of the payments are substantially the same as the timing and amount of payments to each person under the obligation (as such obligation is in effect at the time of the transfer). H&r block taxes online free Certain contracts held by a charitable remainder trust. H&r block taxes online free   An individual will not be considered an indirect beneficiary under a life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract held by a charitable remainder annuity trust or a charitable remainder unitrust solely by reason of being entitled to the payment if the trust owns all of the incidents of ownership under the contract, and the trust is entitled to all payments under the contract. H&r block taxes online free Excise tax. H&r block taxes online free   If the premiums are paid in connection with a transfer for which a deduction is not allowable under the deduction denial rule, without regard to when the transfer to the charitable organization was made, an excise tax will be applied that is equal to the amount of the premiums paid by the organization on any life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract. H&r block taxes online free The excise tax does not apply if all of the direct and indirect beneficiaries under the contract are organizations. H&r block taxes online free Excise Taxes. H&r block taxes online free   A charitable organization liable for excise taxes must file Form 4720, Return of Certain Excise Taxes Under Chapters 41 and 42 of the Internal Revenue Code. H&r block taxes online free Generally, the due date for filing Form 4720 occurs on the fifteenth day of the fifth month following the close of the organization's tax year. H&r block taxes online free Indoor tanning services. H&r block taxes online free   If your organization provides an indoor tanning bed service, the ACA imposed a 10% excise tax on services provided after June 30, 2010. H&r block taxes online free For more information, go to IRS. H&r block taxes online free gov and select Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions. H&r block taxes online free Application for Recognition of Exemption This discussion describes certain information to be provided upon application for recognition of exemption by all organizations created for any of the purposes described earlier in this chapter. H&r block taxes online free For example, the application must include a conformed copy of the organization's articles of incorporation, as discussed under Articles of Organization , later in this chapter. H&r block taxes online free See the organization headings that follow for specific information your organization may need to provide. H&r block taxes online free Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free   Your organization must file its application for recognition of exemption on Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free See chapter 1 and the instructions accompanying Form 1023 for the procedures to follow in applying. H&r block taxes online free Some organizations are not required to file Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free See Organizations Not Required To File Form 1023, later. H&r block taxes online free    Additional information to help you complete your application can be found online. H&r block taxes online free Go to Exemption Requirement – Section 501(c)(3) Organizations and select the link at the bottom of the Web page for step by step help with the application process. H&r block taxes online free See Exemption Requirements - Section 501(c)(3) Organizations. H&r block taxes online free   Form 1023 and accompanying statements must show that all of the following are true. H&r block taxes online free The organization is organized exclusively for, and will be operated exclusively for, one or more of the purposes (religious, charitable, etc. H&r block taxes online free ) specified in the introduction to this chapter. H&r block taxes online free No part of the organization's net earnings will inure to the benefit of private shareholders or individuals. H&r block taxes online free You must establish that your organization will not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, such as the creator or the creator's family, shareholders of the organization, other designated individuals, or persons controlled directly or indirectly by such private interests. H&r block taxes online free The organization will not, as a substantial part of its activities, attempt to influence legislation (unless it elects to come under the provisions allowing certain lobbying expenditures) or participate to any extent in a political campaign for or against any candidate for public office. H&r block taxes online free See Political activity, next, and Lobbying Expenditures , near the end of this chapter. H&r block taxes online free Political activity. H&r block taxes online free   If any of the activities (whether or not substantial) of your organization consist of participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office, your organization will not qualify for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3). H&r block taxes online free Such participation or intervention includes the publishing or distributing of statements. H&r block taxes online free   Whether your organization is participating or intervening, directly or indirectly, in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office depends upon all of the facts and circumstances of each case. H&r block taxes online free Certain voter education activities or public forums conducted in a nonpartisan manner may not be prohibited political activity under section 501(c)(3), while other so-called voter education activities may be prohibited. H&r block taxes online free Effective date of exemption. H&r block taxes online free   Most organizations described in this chapter that were organized after October 9, 1969, will not be treated as tax exempt unless they apply for recognition of exemption by filing Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free These organizations will not be treated as tax exempt for any period before they file Form 1023, unless they file the form within 27 months from the end of the month in which they were organized. H&r block taxes online free If the organization files the application within this 27-month period, the organization's exemption will be recognized retroactively to the date it was organized. H&r block taxes online free Otherwise, exemption will be recognized only from the date of receipt. H&r block taxes online free The date of receipt is the date of the U. H&r block taxes online free S. H&r block taxes online free postmark on the cover in which an exemption application is mailed or, if no postmark appears on the cover, the date the application is stamped as received by the IRS. H&r block taxes online free Private delivery service. H&r block taxes online free   If a private delivery service designated by the IRS, rather than the U. H&r block taxes online free S. H&r block taxes online free Postal Service, is used to deliver the application, the date of receipt is the date recorded or marked by the private delivery service. H&r block taxes online free The following private delivery services have been designated by the IRS. H&r block taxes online free DHL Express (DHL): DHL “Same Day” Service. H&r block taxes online free Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. H&r block taxes online free United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. H&r block taxes online free M. H&r block taxes online free , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. H&r block taxes online free Amendments to organizing documents required. H&r block taxes online free   If an organization is required to alter its activities or to make substantive amendments to its organizing document, the ruling or determination letter recognizing its exempt status will be effective as of the date the changes are made. H&r block taxes online free If only a nonsubstantive amendment is made, exempt status will be effective as of the date it was organized, if the application was filed within the 15-month period, or the date the application was filed. H&r block taxes online free Extensions of time for filing. H&r block taxes online free   There are two ways organizations seeking exemption can receive an extension of time for filing Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free Automatic 12-month extension. H&r block taxes online free Organizations will receive an automatic 12-month extension if they file an application for recognition of exemption with the IRS within 12 months of the original deadline. H&r block taxes online free To get this extension, an organization must add the following statement at the top of its application: “Filed Pursuant to Section 301. H&r block taxes online free 9100-2. H&r block taxes online free ” Discretionary extensions. H&r block taxes online free An organization that fails to file a Form 1023 within the extended 12-month period will be granted an extension to file if it submits evidence (including affidavits) to establish that: It acted reasonably and in good faith, and Granting a discretionary extension will not prejudice the interests of the government. H&r block taxes online free How to show reasonable action and good faith. H&r block taxes online free   An organization acted reasonably and showed good faith if at least one of the following is true. H&r block taxes online free The organization requests relief before its failure to file is discovered by the IRS. H&r block taxes online free The organization failed to file because of intervening events beyond its control. H&r block taxes online free The organization exercised reasonable diligence (taking into account the complexity of the return or issue and the organization's experience in these matters) but was not aware of the filing requirement. H&r block taxes online free The organization reasonably relied upon the written advice of the IRS. H&r block taxes online free The organization reasonably relied upon the advice of a qualified tax professional who failed to file or advise the organization to file Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free An organization cannot rely on the advice of a tax professional if it knows or should know that he or she is not competent to render advice on filing exemption applications or is not aware of all the relevant facts. H&r block taxes online free Not acting reasonably and in good faith. H&r block taxes online free   An organization has not acted reasonably and in good faith under the following circumstances. H&r block taxes online free It seeks to change a return position for which an accuracy-related penalty has been or could be imposed at the time the relief is requested. H&r block taxes online free It was informed of the requirement to file and related tax consequences, but chose not to file. H&r block taxes online free It uses hindsight in requesting relief. H&r block taxes online free The IRS will not ordinarily grant an extension if specific facts have changed since the due date that makes filing an application advantageous to an organization. H&r block taxes online free Prejudicing the interest of the Government. H&r block taxes online free   Prejudice to the interest of the Government results if granting an extension of time to file to an organization results in a lower total tax liability for the years to which the filing applies than would have been the case if the organization had filed on time. H&r block taxes online free Before granting an extension, the IRS can require the organization requesting it to submit a statement from an independent auditor certifying that no prejudice will result if the extension is granted. H&r block taxes online free The interests of the Government are ordinarily prejudiced if the tax year in which the application should have been filed (or any tax year that would have been affected had the filing been timely) are closed by the statute of limitations before relief is granted. H&r block taxes online free The IRS can condition a grant of relief on the organization providing the IRS with a statement from an independent auditor certifying that the interests of the Government are not prejudiced. H&r block taxes online free Procedure for requesting extension. H&r block taxes online free   To request a discretionary extension, an organization must submit (to the IRS address shown on Form 1023 and Notice 1382) the following. H&r block taxes online free A statement showing the date Form 1023 was required to have been filed and the date it was actually filed. H&r block taxes online free Any documents relevant to the application. H&r block taxes online free An affidavit describing in detail the events that led to the failure to apply and to the discovery of that failure. H&r block taxes online free If the organization relied on a tax professional's advice, the affidavit must describe the engagement and responsibilities of the professional and the extent to which the organization relied on him or her. H&r block taxes online free This affidavit must be accompanied by a dated declaration, signed by an individual who has personal knowledge of the facts and circumstances, who is authorized to act for the organization, which states, “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this request, including accompanying documents, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the request contains all the relevant facts relating to the request, and such facts are true, correct, and complete. H&r block taxes online free ” Detailed affidavits from individuals having knowledge or information about the events that led to the failure to make the application and to the discovery of that failure. H&r block taxes online free This includes the organization's return preparer, and any accountant or attorney, knowledgeable in tax matters, who advised the taxpayer on the application. H&r block taxes online free The affidavits must describe the engagement and responsibilities of the individual and the advice that he or she provided. H&r block taxes online free These affidavits must include the name, current address, and taxpayer identification number of the individual, and be accompanied by a dated declaration, signed by the individual, which states: “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this request, including accompanying documents, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the request contains all the relevant facts relating to the request, and such facts are true, correct, and complete. H&r block taxes online free ” The organization must state whether the returns for the tax year in which the application should have been filed or any tax years that would have been affected by the application had it been timely made are being examined by the IRS, an appeals office, or a federal court. H&r block taxes online free The organization must notify the IRS office considering the request for relief if the IRS starts an examination of any such return while the organization's request for relief is pending. H&r block taxes online free The organization, if requested, has to submit copies of its tax returns, and copies of the returns of other affected taxpayers. H&r block taxes online free   A request for this relief in connection with an application for exemption does not require payment of an additional user fee. H&r block taxes online free Also, a request for relief under the automatic 12-month extension does not require payment of a user fee. H&r block taxes online free More information. H&r block taxes online free   For more information about these procedures, see Regulations sections 301. H&r block taxes online free 9100-1, 301. H&r block taxes online free 9100-2, 301. H&r block taxes online free 9100-3, Revenue Procedure 2013-4, section 6. H&r block taxes online free 04, 2013-1 I. H&r block taxes online free R. H&r block taxes online free B. H&r block taxes online free 126, and Revenue Procedure 2013-8, 2013-1 I. H&r block taxes online free R. H&r block taxes online free B. H&r block taxes online free 237. H&r block taxes online free See Revenue Procedure 2013-4 and Revenue Procedure 2013-8. H&r block taxes online free Notification from the IRS. H&r block taxes online free   Organizations filing Form 1023 and satisfying all requirements of section 501(c)(3) will be notified of their exempt status in writing. H&r block taxes online free Organizations Not Required To File Form 1023 Some organizations are not required to file Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free These include: Churches, interchurch organizations of local units of a church, conventions or associations of churches, or integrated auxiliaries of a church, such as a men's or women's organization, religious school, mission society, or youth group. H&r block taxes online free Any organization (other than a private foundation) normally having annual gross receipts of not more than $5,000 (see Gross receipts test, later). H&r block taxes online free These organizations are exempt automatically if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3). H&r block taxes online free Filing Form 1023 to establish exemption. H&r block taxes online free   If the organization wants to establish its exemption with the IRS and receive a ruling or determination letter recognizing its exempt status, it should file Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free By establishing its exemption, potential contributors are assured by the IRS that contributions will be deductible. H&r block taxes online free A subordinate organization (other than a private foundation) covered by a group exemption letter does not have to submit a Form 1023 for itself. H&r block taxes online free Private foundations. H&r block taxes online free   See Private Foundations and Public Charities, later in this chapter, for more information about the additional notice required from an organization in order for it not to be presumed to be a private foundation and for the additional information required from a private foundation claiming to be an operating foundation. H&r block taxes online free Gross receipts test. H&r block taxes online free   For purposes of the gross receipts test, an organization normally does not have more than $5,000 annually in gross receipts if: During its first tax year the organization received gross receipts of $7,500 or less, During its first 2 years the organization had a total of $12,000 or less in gross receipts, and In the case of an organization that has been in existence for at least 3 years, the total gross receipts received by the organization during the immediately preceding 2 years, plus the current year, are $15,000 or less. H&r block taxes online free   An organization with gross receipts more than the amounts in the gross receipts test, unless otherwise exempt from filing Form 1023, must file a Form 1023 within 90 days after the end of the period in which the amounts are exceeded. H&r block taxes online free For example, an organization's gross receipts for its first tax year were less than $7,500, but at the end of its second tax year its gross receipts for the 2-year period were more than $12,000. H&r block taxes online free The organization must file Form 1023 within 90 days after the end of its second tax year. H&r block taxes online free   If the organization had existed for at least 3 tax years and had met the gross receipts test for all prior tax years but fails to meet the requirement for the current tax year, its tax-exempt status for the prior years will not be lost even if Form 1023 is not filed within 90 days after the close of the current tax year. H&r block taxes online free However, the organization will not be treated as a section 501(c)(3) organization for the period beginning with the current tax year and ending with the filing of Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free Example. H&r block taxes online free   An organization is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and is not a private foundation. H&r block taxes online free It was incorporated on January 1, 2009, and files returns on a calendar-year basis. H&r block taxes online free It did not file a Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free The organization's gross receipts during the years 2009 through 2012 were as follows: 2009 $3,600 2010 2,900 2011 400 2012 12,600   The organization's total gross receipts for 2009, 2010, and 2011 were $6,900. H&r block taxes online free Therefore, it did not have to file Form 1023 and is exempt for those years. H&r block taxes online free However, for 2010, 2011, and 2012 the total gross receipts were $15,900. H&r block taxes online free Therefore, the organization must file Form 1023 within 90 days after the end of its 2012 tax year. H&r block taxes online free If it does not file within this time period, it will not be exempt under section 501(c)(3) for the period beginning with tax year 2012 ending when the Form 1023 is received by the IRS. H&r block taxes online free The organization, however, will not lose its exempt status for the tax years ending before January 1, 2012. H&r block taxes online free   The IRS will consider applying the Commissioner's discretionary authority to extend the time for filing Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free See the procedures for this extension discussed earlier. H&r block taxes online free Articles of Organization Your organization must include a conformed copy of its articles of organization with the application for recognition of exemption. H&r block taxes online free This may be its trust instrument, corporate charter, articles of association, or any other written instrument by which it is created. H&r block taxes online free Organizational Test The articles of organization must limit the organization's purposes to one or more of those described at the beginning of this chapter and must not expressly empower it to engage, other than as an insubstantial part of its activities, in activities that do not further one or more of those purposes. H&r block taxes online free These conditions for exemption are referred to as the organizational test. H&r block taxes online free Section 501(c)(3) is the provision of law that grants exemption to the organizations described in this chapter. H&r block taxes online free Therefore, the organizational test may be met if the purposes stated in the articles of organization are limited in some way by reference to section 501(c)(3). H&r block taxes online free The requirement that your organization's purposes and powers must be limited by the articles of organization is not satisfied if the limit is contained only in the bylaws or other rules or regulations. H&r block taxes online free Moreover, the organizational test is not satisfied by statements of your organization's officers that you intend to operate only for exempt purposes. H&r block taxes online free Also, the test is not satisfied by the fact that your actual operations are for exempt purposes. H&r block taxes online free In interpreting an organization's articles, the law of the state where the organization was created is controlling. H&r block taxes online free If an organization contends that the terms of its articles have a different meaning under state law than their generally accepted meaning, such meaning must be established by a clear and convincing reference to relevant court decisions, opinions of the state attorney general, or other appropriate state authorities. H&r block taxes online free The following are examples illustrating the organizational test. H&r block taxes online free Example 1. H&r block taxes online free Articles of organization state that an organization is formed exclusively for literary and scientific purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3). H&r block taxes online free These articles appropriately limit the organization's purposes. H&r block taxes online free The organization meets the organizational test. H&r block taxes online free Example 2. H&r block taxes online free An organization, by the terms of its articles, is formed to engage in research without any further description or limitation. H&r block taxes online free The organization will not be properly limited as to its purposes since all research is not scientific. H&r block taxes online free The organization does not meet the organizational test. H&r block taxes online free Example 3. H&r block taxes online free An organization's articles state that its purpose is to receive contributions and pay them over to organizations that are described in section 501(c)(3) and exempt from taxation under section 501(a). H&r block taxes online free The organization meets the organizational test. H&r block taxes online free Example 4. H&r block taxes online free If a stated purpose in the articles is the conduct of a school of adult education and its manner of operation is described in detail, such a purpose will be satisfactorily limited. H&r block taxes online free Example 5. H&r block taxes online free If the articles state the organization is formed for charitable purposes, without any further description, such language ordinarily will be sufficient since the term charitable has a generally accepted legal meaning. H&r block taxes online free On the other hand, if the purposes are stated to be charitable, philanthropic, and benevolent, the organizational requirement will not be met since the terms philanthropic and benevolent have no generally accepted legal meaning and, therefore, the stated purposes may, under the laws of the state, permit activities that are broader than those intended by the exemption law. H&r block taxes online free Example 6. H&r block taxes online free If the articles state an organization is formed to promote American ideals, or to foster the best interests of the people, or to further the common welfare and well-being of the community, without any limitation or provision restricting such purposes to accomplishment only in a charitable manner, the purposes will not be sufficiently limited. H&r block taxes online free Such purposes are vague and may be accomplished other than in an exempt manner. H&r block taxes online free Example 7. H&r block taxes online free A stated purpose to operate a hospital does not meet the organizational test since it is not necessarily charitable. H&r block taxes online free A hospital may or may not be exempt depending on the manner in which it is operated. H&r block taxes online free Example 8. H&r block taxes online free An organization that is expressly empowered by its articles to carry on social activities will not be sufficiently limited as to its power, even if its articles state that it is organized and will be operated exclusively for charitable purposes. H&r block taxes online free Dedication and Distribution of Assets Assets of an organization must be permanently dedicated to an exempt purpose. H&r block taxes online free This means that should an organization dissolve, its assets must be distributed for an exempt purpose described in this chapter, or to the Federal Government or to a state or local government for a public purpose. H&r block taxes online free If the assets could be distributed to members or private individuals or for any other purpose, the organizational test is not met. H&r block taxes online free Dedication. H&r block taxes online free   To establish that your organization's assets will be permanently dedicated to an exempt purpose, the articles of organization should contain a provision ensuring their distribution for an exempt purpose in the event of dissolution. H&r block taxes online free Although reliance can be placed upon state law to establish permanent dedication of assets for exempt purposes, your organization's application probably can be processed much more rapidly if its articles of organization include a provision ensuring permanent dedication of assets for exempt purposes. H&r block taxes online free Distribution. H&r block taxes online free   Revenue Procedure 82-2, 1982-1 C. H&r block taxes online free B. H&r block taxes online free 367, identifies the states and circumstances in which the IRS will not require an express provision for the distribution of assets upon dissolution in the articles of organization. H&r block taxes online free The procedure also provides a sample of an acceptable dissolution provision for organizations required to have one. H&r block taxes online free   If a named beneficiary is to be the distributee, it must be one that would qualify and would be exempt within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) at the time the dissolution takes place. H&r block taxes online free Since the named beneficiary at the time of dissolution may not be qualified, may not be in existence, or may be unwilling or unable to accept the assets of the dissolving organization, a provision should be made for distribution of the assets for one or more of the purposes specified in this chapter in the event of any such contingency. H&r block taxes online free Sample articles of organization. H&r block taxes online free   See sample articles of organization in the Appendix in the back of this publication. H&r block taxes online free Educational Organizations and Private Schools If your organization wants to obtain recognition of exemption as an educational organization, you must submit complete information as to how your organization carries on or plans to carry on its educational activities, such as by conducting a school, by panels, discussions, lectures, forums, radio and television programs, or through various cultural media such as museums, symphony orchestras, or art exhibits. H&r block taxes online free In each instance, you must explain by whom and where these activities are or will be conducted and the amount of admission fees, if any. H&r block taxes online free You must submit a copy of the pertinent contracts, agreements, publications, programs, etc. H&r block taxes online free If you are organized to conduct a school, you must submit full information regarding your tuition charges, number of faculty members, number of full-time and part-time students enrolled, courses of study and degrees conferred, together with a copy of your school catalog. H&r block taxes online free See also Private Schools , discussed later. H&r block taxes online free Educational Organizations The term educational relates to: The instruction or training of individuals for the purpose of improving or developing their capabilities, or The instruction of the public on subjects useful to individuals and beneficial to the community. H&r block taxes online free Advocacy of a position. H&r block taxes online free   Advocacy of a particular position or viewpoint may be educational if there is a sufficiently full and fair exposition of pertinent facts to permit an individual or the public to form an independent opinion or conclusion. H&r block taxes online free The mere presentation of unsupported opinion is not educational. H&r block taxes online free Method not educational. H&r block taxes online free   The method used by an organization to develop and present its views is a factor in determining if an organization qualifies as educational within the meaning of section 501(c)(3). H&r block taxes online free The following factors may indicate that the method is not educational. H&r block taxes online free The presentation of viewpoints unsupported by facts is a significant part of the organization's communications. H&r block taxes online free The facts that purport to support the viewpoint are distorted. H&r block taxes online free The organization's presentations make substantial use of inflammatory and disparaging terms and express conclusions more on the basis of emotion than of objective evaluations. H&r block taxes online free The approach used is not aimed at developing an understanding on the part of the audience because it does not consider their background or training. H&r block taxes online free   Exceptional circumstances, however, may exist where an organization's advocacy may be educational even if one or more of the factors listed above are present. H&r block taxes online free Qualifying organizations. H&r block taxes online free   The following types of organizations may qualify as educational: An organization, such as a primary or secondary school, a college, or a professional or trade school, that has a regularly scheduled curriculum, a regular faculty, and a regularly enrolled student body in attendance at a place where the educational activities are regularly carried on, An organization whose activities consist of conducting public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, or other similar programs, An organization that presents a course of instruction by correspondence or through the use of television or radio, A museum, zoo, planetarium, symphony orchestra, or other similar organization, A nonprofit children's day-care center, and A credit counseling organization. H&r block taxes online free College book stores, cafeterias, restaurants, etc. H&r block taxes online free   These and other on-campus organizations should submit information to show that they are controlled by and operated for the convenience of the faculty and student body or by whom they are controlled and whom they serve. H&r block taxes online free Alumni association. H&r block taxes online free   An alumni association should establish that it is organized to promote the welfare of the university with which it is affiliated, is subject to the control of the university as to its policies and destination of funds, and is operated as an integral part of the university or is otherwise organized to promote the welfare of the college or university. H&r block taxes online free If your association does not have these characteristics, it may still be exempt as a social club if it meets the requirements described in chapter 4, under 501(c)(7) - Social and Recreation Clubs . H&r block taxes online free Athletic organization. H&r block taxes online free   This type of organization must submit evidence that it is engaged in activities such as directing and controlling interscholastic athletic competitions, conducting tournaments, and prescribing eligibility rules for contestants. H&r block taxes online free If it is not so engaged, your organization may be exempt as a social club described in chapter 4. H&r block taxes online free Raising funds to be used for travel and other activities to interview and persuade prospective students with outstanding athletic ability to attend a particular university does not show an exempt purpose. H&r block taxes online free If your organization is not exempt as an educational organization, see Amateur Athletic Organizations , later in this chapter. H&r block taxes online free Private Schools Every private school filing an application for recognition of tax-exempt status must supply the IRS (on Schedule B, Form 1023) with the following information. H&r block taxes online free The racial composition of the student body, and of the faculty and administrative staff, as of the current academic year. H&r block taxes online free (This information also must be projected, so far as may be feasible, for the next academic year. H&r block taxes online free ) The amount of scholarship and loan funds, if any, awarded to students enrolled and the racial composition of students who have received the awards. H&r block taxes online free A list of the school's incorporators, founders, board members, and donors of land or buildings, whether individuals or organizations. H&r block taxes online free A statement indicating whether any of the organizations described in item (3) above have an objective of maintaining segregated public or private school education at the time the application is filed and, if so, whether any of the individuals described in item (3) are officers or active members of those organizations at the time the application is filed. H&r block taxes online free The public school district and county in which the school is located. H&r block taxes online free How to determine racial composition. H&r block taxes online free   The racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff can be an estimate based on the best information readily available to the school, without requiring student applicants, students, faculty, or administrative staff to submit to the school information that the school otherwise does not require. H&r block taxes online free Nevertheless, a statement of the method by which the racial composition was determined must be supplied. H&r block taxes online free The identity of individual students or members of the faculty and administrative staff should not be included with this information. H&r block taxes online free   A school that is a state or municipal instrumentality (see Instrumentalities , near the beginning of this chapter), whether or not it qualifies for exemption under section 501(c)(3), is not considered to be a private school for purposes of the following discussion. H&r block taxes online free Racially Nondiscriminatory Policy To qualify as an organization exempt from federal income tax, a private school must include a statement in its charter, bylaws, or other governing instrument, or in a resolution of its governing body, that it has a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students and that it does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin. H&r block taxes online free Also, the school must circulate information that clearly states the school's admission policies. H&r block taxes online free A racially nondiscriminatory policy toward students means that the school admits the students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at that school and that the school does not discriminate on the basis of race in administering its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. H&r block taxes online free The IRS considers discrimination on the basis of race to include discrimination on the basis of color or national or ethnic origin. H&r block taxes online free The existence of a racially discriminatory policy with respect to the employment of faculty and administrative staff is indicative of a racially discriminatory policy as to students. H&r block taxes online free Conversely, the absence of racial discrimination in the employment of faculty and administrative staff is indicative of a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students. H&r block taxes online free A policy of a school that favors racial minority groups with respect to admissions, facilities and programs, and financial assistance is not discrimination on the basis of race when the purpose and effect of this policy is to promote establishing and maintaining the school's nondiscriminatory policy. H&r block taxes online free A school that selects students on the basis of membership in a religious denomination or unit is not discriminating if membership in the denomination or unit is open to all on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. H&r block taxes online free Policy statement. H&r block taxes online free   The school must include a statement of its racially nondiscriminatory policy in all its brochures and catalogs dealing with student admissions, programs, and scholarships. H&r block taxes online free Also, the school must include a reference to its racially nondiscriminatory policy in other written advertising that it uses to inform prospective students of its programs. H&r block taxes online free Publicity requirement. H&r block taxes online free   The school must make its racially nondiscriminatory policy known to all segments of the general community served by the school. H&r block taxes online free Selective communication of a racially nondiscriminatory policy that a school provides solely to leaders of racial groups will not be considered an effective means of communication to make the policy known to all segments of the community. H&r block taxes online free To satisfy this requirement, the school must use one of the following two methods. H&r block taxes online free Method one. H&r block taxes online free   The school can publish a notice of its racially nondiscriminatory policy in a newspaper of general circulation that serves all racial segments of the community. H&r block taxes online free Such publication must be repeated at least once annually during the period of the school's solicitation for students or, in the absence of a solicitation program, during the school's registration period. H&r block taxes online free When more than one community is served by a school, the school can publish the notice in those newspapers that are reasonably likely to be read by all racial segments in the communities that the school serves. H&r block taxes online free If this method is used, the notice must meet the following printing requirements. H&r block taxes online free It must appear in a section of the newspaper likely to be read by prospective students and their families. H&r block taxes online free It must occupy at least 3 column inches. H&r block taxes online free It must have its title printed in at least 12 point bold face type. H&r block taxes online free It must have the remaining text printed in at least 8 point type. H&r block taxes online free The following is an acceptable example of the notice:   NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS     The M School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. H&r block taxes online free It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. H&r block taxes online free   Method two. H&r block taxes online free   The school can use the broadcast media to publicize its racially nondiscriminatory policy if this use makes the policy known to all segments of the general community the school serves. H&r block taxes online free If the school uses this method, it must provide documentation showing that the means by which this policy was communicated to all segments of the general community was reasonably expected to be effective. H&r block taxes online free In this case, appropriate documentation would include copies of the tapes or scripts used and records showing that there was an adequate number of announcements. H&r block taxes online free The documentation also would include proof that these announcements were made during hours when they were likely to be communicated to all segments of the general community, that they were long enough to convey the message clearly, and that they were broadcast on radio or television stations likely to be listened to by substantial numbers of members of all racial segments of the general community. H&r block taxes online free Announcements must be made during the period of the school's solicitation for students or, in the absence of a solicitation program, during the school's registration period. H&r block taxes online free Exceptions. H&r block taxes online free   The publicity requirements will not apply in the following situations. H&r block taxes online free First, if for the preceding 3 years the enrollment of a parochial or other church-related school consists of students at least 75% of whom are members of the sponsoring religious denomination or unit, the school can make known its racially nondiscriminatory policy in whatever newspapers or circulars the religious denomination or unit uses in the communities from which the students are drawn. H&r block taxes online free These newspapers and circulars can be distributed by a particular religious denomination or unit or by an association that represents a number of religious organizations of the same denomination. H&r block taxes online free If, however, the school advertises in newspapers of general circulation in the community or communities from which its students are drawn and the second exception (discussed next) does not apply to the school, then it must comply with either of the publicity requirements explained earlier. H&r block taxes online free Second, if a school customarily draws a substantial percentage of its students nationwide, worldwide, from a large geographic section or sections of the United States, or from local communities, and if the school follows a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to its students, the school may satisfy the publicity requirement by complying with the instructions explained earlier under Policy statement . H&r block taxes online free   The school can demonstrate that it follows a racially nondiscriminatory policy either by showing that it currently enrolls students of racial minority groups in meaningful numbers or, except for local community schools, when minority students are not enrolled in meaningful numbers, that its promotional activities and recruiting efforts in each geographic area were reasonably designed to inform students of all racial segments in the general communities within the area of the availability of the school. H&r block taxes online free The question as to whether a school demonstrates such a policy satisfactorily will be determined on the basis of the facts and circumstances of each case. H&r block taxes online free   The IRS recognizes that the failure by a school drawing its students from local communities to enroll racial minority group students may not necessarily indicate the absence of a racially nondiscriminatory policy when there are relatively few or no such students in these communities. H&r block taxes online free Actual enrollment is, however, a meaningful indication of a racially nondiscriminatory policy in a community in which a public school or schools became subject to a desegregation order of a federal court or are otherwise expressly obligated to implement a desegregation plan under the terms of any written contract or other commitment to which any federal agency was a party. H&r block taxes online free   The IRS encourages schools to satisfy the publicity requirement by using either of the methods described earlier, even though a school considers itself to be within one of the Exceptions. H&r block taxes online free The IRS believes that these publicity requirements are the most effective methods to make known a school's racially nondiscriminatory policy. H&r block taxes online free In this regard, it is each school's responsibility to determine whether either of the exceptions applies. H&r block taxes online free Such responsibility will prepare the school, if it is audited by the IRS, to demonstrate that the failure to publish its racially nondiscriminatory policy in accordance with either one of the publicity requirements was justified by one of the exceptions. H&r block taxes online free Also, a school must be prepared to demonstrate that it has publicly disavowed or repudiated any statements purported to have been made on its behalf (after November 6, 1975) that are contrary to its publicity of a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students, to the extent that the school or its principal official was aware of these statements. H&r block taxes online free Facilities and programs. H&r block taxes online free   A school must be able to show that all of its programs and facilities are operated in a racially nondiscriminatory manner. H&r block taxes online free Scholarship and loan programs. H&r block taxes online free   As a general rule, all scholarship or other comparable benefits obtainable at the school must be offered on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. H&r block taxes online free This must be known throughout the general community being served by the school and should be referred to in its publicity. H&r block taxes online free Financial assistance programs, as well as scholarships and loans made under financial assistance programs, that favor members of one or more racial minority groups and that do not significantly detract from or are designed to promote a school's racially nondiscriminatory policy will not adversely affect the school's exempt status. H&r block taxes online free Certification. H&r block taxes online free   An individual authorized to take official action on behalf of a school that claims to be racially nondiscriminatory as to students must certify annually, under penalties of perjury, on Schedule E (Form 990 or 990-EZ) or Form 5578, Annual Certification of Racial Nondiscrimination for a Private School Exempt From Federal Income Tax, whichever applies, that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief the school has satisfied all requirements that apply, as previously explained. H&r block taxes online free   Failure to comply with the guidelines ordinarily will result in the proposed revocation of the exempt status of a school. H&r block taxes online free Recordkeeping requirements. H&r block taxes online free With certain exceptions, given later, each exempt private school must maintain the following records for a minimum period of 3 years, beginning with the year after the year of compilation or acquisition. H&r block taxes online free Records indicating the racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff for each academic year. H&r block taxes online free Records sufficient to document that scholarship and other financial assistance is awarded on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. H&r block taxes online free Copies of all materials used by or on behalf of the school to solicit contributions. H&r block taxes online free Copies of all brochures, catalogs, and advertising dealing with student admissions, programs, and scholarships. H&r block taxes online free (Schools advertising nationally or in a large geographic segment or segments of the United States need only maintain a record sufficient to indicate when and in what publications their advertisements were placed. H&r block taxes online free ) The racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff can be determined in the same manner as that described at the beginning of this section. H&r block taxes online free However, a school cannot discontinue maintaining a system of records that reflect the racial composition of its students, faculty, and administrative staff used on November 6, 1975, unless it substitutes a different system that compiles substantially the same information, without advance approval of the IRS. H&r block taxes online free The IRS does not require that a school release any personally identifiable records or personal information except in accordance with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. H&r block taxes online free Similarly, the IRS does not require a school to keep records prohibited under state or federal law. H&r block taxes online free Exceptions. H&r block taxes online free   The school does not have to independently maintain these records for IRS use if both of the following are true. H&r block taxes online free Substantially the same information has been included in a report or reports filed with an agency or agencies of federal, state, or local governments, and this information is current within 1 year. H&r block taxes online free The school maintains copies of these reports from which this information is readily obtainable. H&r block taxes online free If these reports do not include all of the information required, as discussed earlier, records providing such remaining information must be maintained by the school for IRS use. H&r block taxes online free Failure to maintain records. H&r block taxes online free   Failure to maintain or to produce the required records and information, upon proper request, will create a presumption that the organization has failed to comply with these guidelines. H&r block taxes online free Organizations Providing Insurance An organization described in sections 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) may be exempt from tax only if no substantial part of its activities consists of providing commercial-type insurance. H&r block taxes online free However, this rule does not apply to state-sponsored organizations described in sections 501(c)(26) or 501(c)(27), which are discussed in chapter 4, or to charitable risk pools, discussed next. H&r block taxes online free Charitable Risk Pools A charitable risk pool is treated as organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes if it: Is organized and operated only to pool insurable risks of its members (not including risks related to medical malpractice) and to provide information to its members about loss control and risk management, Consists only of members that are section 501(c)(3) organizations exempt from tax under section 501(a), Is organized under state law authorizing this type of risk pooling, Is exempt from state income tax (or will be after qualifying as a section 501(c)(3) organization), Has obtained at least $1,000,000 in startup capital from nonmember charitable organizations, Is controlled by a board of directors elected by its members, and Is organized under documents requiring that: Each member be a section 501(c)(3) organization exempt from tax under section 501(a), Each member that receives a final determination that it no longer qualifies under section 501(c)(3) notify the pool immediately, and Each insurance policy issued by the pool provide that it will not cover events occurring after a final determination described in (b). H&r block taxes online free Other Section 501(c)(3) Organizations In addition to the information required for all organizations, as described earlier, you should include any other information described in this section. H&r block taxes online free Charitable Organizations If your organization is applying for recognition of exemption as a charitable organization, it must show that it is organized and operated for purposes that are beneficial to the public interest. H&r block taxes online free Some examples of this type of organization are those organized for: Relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged, Advancement of religion, Advancement of education or science, Erection or maintenance of public buildings, monuments, or works, Lessening the burdens of government, Lessening of neighborhood tensions, Elimination of prejudice and discrimination, Defense of human and civil rights secured by law, and Combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency. H&r block taxes online free The rest of this section contains a description of the information to be provided by certain specific organizations. H&r block taxes online free This information is in addition to the required inclusions described in chapter 1, and other statements requested on Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free Each of the following organizations must submit the information described. H&r block taxes online free Charitable organization supporting education. H&r block taxes online free   Submit information showing how your organization supports education — for example, contributes to an existing educational institution, endows a professorial chair, contributes toward paying teachers' salaries, or contributes to an educational institution to enable it to carry on research. H&r block taxes online free Scholarships. H&r block taxes online free   If the organization awards or plans to award scholarships, complete Schedule H of Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free Also, submit the following: Criteria used for selecting recipients, including the rules of eligibility. H&r block taxes online free How and by whom the recipients are or will be selected. H&r block taxes online free If awards are or will be made directly to individuals, whether information is required assuring that the student remains in school. H&r block taxes online free If awards are or will be made to recipients of a particular class, for example, children of employees of a particular employer— Whether any preference is or will be accorded an applicant by reason of the parent's position, length of employment, or salary, Whether as a condition of the award the recipient must upon graduation accept employment with the company, and Whether the award will be continued even if the parent's employment ends. H&r block taxes online free A copy of the scholarship application form and any brochures or literature describing the scholarship program. H&r block taxes online free Hospital. H&r block taxes online free   If you are organized to operate a charitable hospital, complete and attach Section I of Schedule C, Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free   If your hospital was transferred to you from proprietary ownership, complete and attach Schedule G of Form 1023. H&r block taxes online free You must attach a list showing: The names of the active and courtesy staff members of the proprietary hospital, as well as the names of your medical staff members after the transfer to nonprofit ownership, and The names of any doctors who continued to lease office space in the hospital after its transfer to nonprofit ownership and the amount of rent paid. H&r block taxes online free Submit also an appraisal showing the fair rental value of the rented space. H&r block taxes online free Clinic. H&r block taxes online free   If you are organized to operate a clinic, attach a statement including: A description of the facilities and services, To whom the services are offered, such as the public at large or a specific group, How charges are determined, such as on a profit basis, to recover costs, or at less than cost, By whom administered and controlled, Whether any of the professional staff (that is, those who perform or will perform the clinical services) also serve or will serve in an administrative capacity, and How compensation paid the professional staff is or will be determined. H&r block taxes online free Home for the aged. H&r block taxes online free   If you are organized to operate a home for the aged, complete and attach Schedule F of Form 1023 and required attachments. H&r block taxes online free Community nursing bureau. H&r block taxes online free   If you provide a nursing register or community nursing bureau, provide information showing that your organization will be operated as a community project and will receive its primary support from public contributions to maintain a nonprofit register of qualified nursing personnel, including graduate nurses, unregistered nursing school graduates, licensed attendants and practical nurses for the benefit of hospitals, health agencies, doctors, and individuals. H&r block taxes online free Organization providing loans. H&r block taxes online free   If you make, or will make, loans for charitable and educational purposes, submit the following information. H&r block taxes online free An explanation of the circumstances under which such loans are, or will be, made. H&r block taxes online free Criteria for selection, including the rules of eligibility. H&r block taxes online free How and by whom the recipients are or will be selected. H&r block taxes online free Manner of repayment of the loan. H&r block taxes online free Security required, if any. H&r block taxes online free Interest charged, if any, and when payable. H&r block taxes online free Copies in duplicate of the loan application and any brochures or literature describing the loan program. H&r block taxes online free Public-interest law firms. H&r block taxes online free   If your organization was formed to litigate in the public interest (as opposed to providing legal services to the poor), such as in the area of protection of the environment, you should submit the following information. H&r block taxes online free How the litigation can reasonably be said to be representative of a broad public interest rather than a private one. H&r block taxes online free Whether the organization will accept fees for its services. H&r block taxes online free A description of the cases litigated or to be litigated and how they benefit the public generally. H&r block taxes online free Whether the policies and program of the organization are the responsibility of a board or committee representative of the public interest, which is neither controlled by employees or persons who litigate on behalf of the organization nor by any organization that is not itself an organization described in this chapter. H&r block taxes online free Whether the organization is operated, through sharing of office space or otherwise, in a way to create identification or confusion with a particular private law firm. H&r block taxes online free Whether there is an arrangement to provide, directly or indirectly, a deduction for the cost of litigation that is for the private benefit of the donor. H&r block taxes online free Acceptance of attorneys' fees. H&r block taxes online free   A nonprofit public-interest law firm can accept attorneys' fees in public-interest cases if the fees are paid directly by its clients and the fees are not more than the actual costs incurred in the case. H&r block taxes online free Upon undertaking a representation, the organization cannot withdraw from the case because the litigant is unable to pay the fee. H&r block taxes online free   Firms can accept fees awarded or approved by a court or an administrative agency and paid by an opposing party if the firms do not use the likelihood or probability of fee awards as a consideration in the selection of cases. H&r block taxes online free All fee awards must be paid to the organization and not to its individual staff attorneys. H&r block taxes online free Instead, a public-interest law firm can reasonably compensate its staff attorneys, but only on a straight salary basis. H&r block taxes online free Private attorneys, whose services are retained by the firm to assist it in particular cases, can be compensated by the firm, but only on a fixed fee or salary basis. H&r block taxes online free   The total amount of all attorneys' fees (court awarded and those received from clients) must not be more than 50% of the total cost of operations of the organization's legal functions, calculated over a 5-year period. H&r block taxes online free   If, in order to carry out its program, an organization violates applicable canons of ethics, disrupts the judicial system, or engages in any illegal action, the organization will jeopardize its exemption. H&r block taxes online free Religious Organizations To determine whether an organization meets the religious purposes test of section 501(c)(3), the IRS maintains two basic guidelines. H&r block taxes online free That the particular religious beliefs of the organization are truly and sincerely held. H&r block taxes online free That the practices and rituals associated with the organization's religious belief or creed are not illegal or contrary to clearly defined public policy. H&r block taxes online free Therefore, your group (or organization) may not qualify for treatment as an exempt religious organization for tax purposes if its actions, as contrasted with its beliefs, are contrary to well established and clearly defined public policy. H&r block taxes online free If there is a clear showing that the beliefs (or doctrines) are sincerely held by those professing them, the IRS will not question the religious nature of those beliefs. H&r block taxes online free Churches. H&r block taxes online free   Although a church, its integrated auxiliaries, or a convention or association of churches is not required to file Form 1023 to be exempt from federal income tax or to receive tax deductible contributions, the organization may find it advantageous to obtain recognition of exemption. H&r block taxes online free In this event, you should submit information showing that your organization is a church, synagogue, association or convention of churches, religious order, or religious organization that is an integral part of a church, and that it is engaged in carrying out the function of a church. H&r block taxes online free   In determining whether an admittedly religious organization is also a church, the IRS does not accept every assertion that the organization is a church. H&r block taxes online free Because beliefs and practices vary so widely, there is no single definition of the word church for tax purposes. H&r block taxes online free The IRS considers the facts and circumstances of each organization applying for church status. H&r block taxes online free Convention or association of churches. H&r block taxes online free   Any organization that is otherwise a convention or association of churches will not fail to qualify as a church merely because the membership of the organization includes individuals as well as churches or because the individuals have voting rights in the organization. H&r block taxes online free Integrated auxiliaries. H&r block taxes online free   An organization is an integrated auxiliary of a church if all the following are true. H&r block taxes online free The organization is described both in sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3). H&r block taxes online free It is affiliated with a church or a convention or association of churches. H&r block taxes online free It is internally supported. H&r block taxes online free An organization is internally supported unless both of the following are true. H&r block taxes online free It offers admissions, goods, services, or facilities for sale, other than on an incidental basis, to the general public (except goods, services, or facilities sold at a nominal charge or for a small part of the cost). H&r block taxes online free It normally gets more than 50% of its support from a combination of governmental sources, public solicitation of contributions, and receipts from the sale of admissions, goods, performance of services, or furnishing of facilities in activities that are not unrelated trades or businesses. H&r block taxes online free Special rule. H&r block taxes online free   Men's and women's organizations, seminaries, mission societies, and youth groups that satisfy (1) and (2) shown earlier are integrated auxiliaries of a church even if they are not internally supported. H&r block taxes online free   In order for an organization (including a church and religious organization) to qualify for tax exemption, no part of its net earnings can inure to any individual. H&r block taxes online free   Although an individual is entitled to a charitable deduction for contributions to a church, the assignment or similar transfer of compensation for personal services to a church generally does not relieve a taxpayer of federal income tax liability on the compensation, regardless of the motivation behind the transfer. H&r block taxes online free Scientific Organizations You must show that your organization's research will be carried on in the public interest. H&r block taxes online free Scientific research will be considered to be in the public interest if the results of the research (including any patents, copyrights, processes, or formulas) are made available to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis; if the research is performed for the United States or a state, county, or municipal government; or if the research is carried on for one of the following purposes. H&r block taxes online free Aiding in the scientific education of college or university students. H&r block taxes online free Obtaining scientific information that is published in a treatise, thesis, trade publication, or in any other form th