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Irs tax forms 2012 Publication 557 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders Introduction What's New Proposed regulations on “good faith determinations”. Irs tax forms 2012  Proposed regulations modify standards for making a good faith determination that a foreign organization is a charitable organization, grants to which may be qualifying distributions and not taxable expenditures. Irs tax forms 2012 The proposed regulations identify a broader class of tax practitioners upon whose written advice a private foundation may base a “good faith determination. Irs tax forms 2012 ” See, Proposed Regulations: Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations, REG-134974-12, 2012-47 I. Irs tax forms 2012 R. Irs tax forms 2012 B. Irs tax forms 2012 553. Irs tax forms 2012 Prop. Irs tax forms 2012 Regs. Irs tax forms 2012 on Good Faith Determinations. Irs tax forms 2012 New Requirements for section 501(c)(3) Hospitals Under the Affordable Care Act. Irs tax forms 2012  The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted March 23, 2010, added new requirements that hospital organizations must satisfy in order to be described in section 501(c)(3), as well as new reporting requirements and excise taxes. Irs tax forms 2012 On June 22, 2012, the Service issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that addresses the new requirements enacted by the ACA applicable to section 501(c)(3) hospital organizations. Irs tax forms 2012 See, Proposed Regulations: Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals, REG-13026-11, 77 Fed. Irs tax forms 2012 Reg. Irs tax forms 2012 38148. Irs tax forms 2012 On April 3, 2013, the Service issued proposed regulations on the ACA's community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements. Irs tax forms 2012 The proposed regulations also discuss the related reporting and excise tax requirements for charitable hospitals and the consequences for failure to satisfy the section 501(r) requirements. Irs tax forms 2012 See, Proposed Regulations: Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals, REG-106499-12, 78 Fed. Irs tax forms 2012 Reg. Irs tax forms 2012 20,523. Irs tax forms 2012 Timing of when an Organization is exempt for Federal Tax Purposes. Irs tax forms 2012  As noted in section 2. Irs tax forms 2012 03(4) of Revenue Procedure 2013-9, 2013-2 I. Irs tax forms 2012 R. Irs tax forms 2012 B. Irs tax forms 2012 267, the provisions in section 11. Irs tax forms 2012 01 regarding the effect of determination letters or rulings recognizing exempt status of organizations described in section 501(c), other than sections 501(c)(3), (9), (17), and (29), have been revised. Irs tax forms 2012 Prior to this year, and back to 1962, when such organizations applied for recognition, the IRS would usually recognize the organizations as tax exempt from the date of formation, no matter how long the interval between the date of formation and the date of application. Irs tax forms 2012 In addition to the practical difficulties of ascertaining an organization's purposes and activities for this period, such recognition is now potentially inconsistent with the provisions of section 6033(j), which automatically revokes the exempt status of an organization that fails to file required Form 990 series returns or notices for three consecutive years. Irs tax forms 2012 The new procedure adopts a practice similar to the rule for section 501(c)(3) organizations for these organizations, generally permitting recognition from the date of formation if the organization has: always met the requirements for exemption, has applied within 27 months from the end of the month in which it was organized, and has not failed to file required Form 990 series returns or notices for three consecutive years. Irs tax forms 2012 Section 11. Irs tax forms 2012 01(3) notes: an organization that otherwise meets the requirements for tax-exempt status and the issuance of a determination letter or ruling that does not meet the requirements for recognition from date of formation will generally be recognized from the postmark date of its application. Irs tax forms 2012 Exempt Organizations Select Check. Irs tax forms 2012  The IRS has developed an on-line search tool, Exempt Organizations Select Check, that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. Irs tax forms 2012 It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that: Are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions (Publication 78 data). Irs tax forms 2012 Users may rely on this list in determining deductibility of contributions, just as they did when Publication 78 was a separate electronic publication rather than part of Select Check. Irs tax forms 2012 Have had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked under the law because they have not filed Form 990 series returns or notices annually as required for three consecutive years (Auto-Revocation List). Irs tax forms 2012 Have filed a Form 990-N (e-Postcard) annual electronic notice. Irs tax forms 2012  In addition to searching for a particular organization, users may download a complete list of each of the three types of organizations through Exempt Organizations Select Check. Irs tax forms 2012 See also Revenue Procedure 2011-33, 2011-25 I. Irs tax forms 2012 R. Irs tax forms 2012 B. Irs tax forms 2012 887. Irs tax forms 2012 Future developments. Irs tax forms 2012 . Irs tax forms 2012  The IRS has created a page on IRS. Irs tax forms 2012 gov for information about Publication 557, at www. Irs tax forms 2012 irs. Irs tax forms 2012 gov/pub557. Irs tax forms 2012 Information about any future developments affecting Publication 557 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page. Irs tax forms 2012 Reminders The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Irs tax forms 2012   The ACA added several new laws. Irs tax forms 2012 This includes a new excise tax on indoor tanning services, a small business health care tax credit, additional requirements for tax-exempt hospitals, and the section 501(c)(29) CO-OP program. Irs tax forms 2012 For more information, go to IRS. Irs tax forms 2012 gov and select Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions. Irs tax forms 2012 Electronic filing requirement for large organizations. Irs tax forms 2012  For tax years ending on or after December 31, 2006, only organizations that file 250 returns during the calendar year and that have total assets of $10 million or more are required to file Form 990 electronically. Irs tax forms 2012 For more information, go to e-file for Charities and Non-Profits. Irs tax forms 2012 Section 501(c)(15) gross receipts. Irs tax forms 2012   The definition of gross receipts for purposes of determining whether small insurance companies qualify as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(15) has changed. Irs tax forms 2012 See Notice 2006-42, 2006-19 I. Irs tax forms 2012 R. Irs tax forms 2012 B. Irs tax forms 2012 878, Notice 2006-42. Irs tax forms 2012 Prohibited tax shelter transactions. Irs tax forms 2012  New excise taxes are imposed under section 4965 on certain tax-exempt organizations entering into prohibited tax shelter transactions. Irs tax forms 2012 See T. Irs tax forms 2012 D. Irs tax forms 2012 9492, Excise Taxes on Prohibited Tax Shelter Transactions and Related Disclosure Requirements, 2010-33 I. Irs tax forms 2012 R. Irs tax forms 2012 B. Irs tax forms 2012 242. Irs tax forms 2012 See IRS Issues Final Regulations Regarding Excise Taxes on Prohibited Tax Shelter Transactions and Related Disclosure Requirement. Irs tax forms 2012 Pension Protection Act of 2006 tax changes. Irs tax forms 2012  The Pension Protection Act of 2006 made numerous changes to the tax law provisions affecting tax-exempt organizations. Irs tax forms 2012 Unless otherwise noted, most of the changes became effective on August 17, 2006. Irs tax forms 2012 For key provisions, go to The Pension Protection Act of 2006. Irs tax forms 2012 Section 501(c)(3) organizations must make their Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Tax Return (and proxy tax under section 6033(e)), open for public inspection for a period of 3 years from the date the Form 990-T is required to be filed (determined with regard to any extension of time for filing) or is actually filed, whichever is later. Irs tax forms 2012 There is an increase in excise taxes relating to public charities, social welfare organizations, and private foundations. Irs tax forms 2012 There are additional standards for credit counseling organizations. Irs tax forms 2012 The definition of convention or association of churches has been modified. Irs tax forms 2012 Entities that are not required to file Form 990 or 990-EZ must file new Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or 990-EZ. Irs tax forms 2012 The requirements of disclosure to state officials relating to exempt organizations has been modified. Irs tax forms 2012 There are excise taxes imposed on excess benefit transactions involving donor advised funds and sponsoring organizations. Irs tax forms 2012 There are new excise taxes on prohibited tax shelter transactions. Irs tax forms 2012 There is a modification of recordkeeping requirements for certain charitable contributions. Irs tax forms 2012 Introduction This publication discusses the rules and procedures for organizations that seek recognition of exemption from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code). Irs tax forms 2012 It explains the procedures you must follow to obtain an appropriate ruling or determination letter recognizing your organization's exemption, as well as certain other information that applies generally to all exempt organizations. Irs tax forms 2012 To qualify for exemption under the Code, your organization must be organized for one or more of the purposes specifically designated in the Code. Irs tax forms 2012 Organizations that are exempt under section 501(a) include those organizations described in section 501(c). Irs tax forms 2012 Section 501(c) organizations are covered in this publication. Irs tax forms 2012 Chapter 1, Application, Approval, and Appeal Procedures, provides general information about the procedures for obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status. Irs tax forms 2012 Chapter 2, Filing Requirements and Required Disclosures, contains information about annual filing requirements and other matters that may affect your organization's tax-exempt status. Irs tax forms 2012 Chapter 3, Section 501(c)(3) Organizations, contains detailed information on various matters affecting section 501(c)(3) organizations, including a section on the determination of private foundation status. Irs tax forms 2012 Chapter 4, Other Section 501(c) Organizations, includes separate sections for specific types of organizations described in section 501(c). Irs tax forms 2012 Chapter 5, Excise Taxes, provides information on when excise taxes may be imposed. Irs tax forms 2012 Organizations not discussed in this publication. Irs tax forms 2012   Certain organizations that may qualify for exemption are not discussed in this publication, although they are included in the Organization Reference Chart. Irs tax forms 2012 These organizations (and the Code sections that apply to them) are as follows. Irs tax forms 2012 Corporations organized under Acts of Congress 501(c)(1) Teachers' retirement fund associations 501(c)(11) Mutual insurance companies 501(c)(15) Corporations organized to finance crop operations 501(c)(16) Employee funded pension trusts (created before June 25, 1959) 501(c)(18) Withdrawal liability payment fund 501(c)(22) Veterans' organizations (created before 1880) 501(c)(23) National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust 501(c)(28) Religious and apostolic associations 501(d) Cooperative hospital service organizations 501(e) Cooperative service organizations of operating educational organizations 501(f)   Section 501(c)(24) organizations (section 4049 ERISA trusts) are neither discussed in the text nor listed in the Organization Reference Chart. Irs tax forms 2012   Similarly, farmers' cooperative associations that qualify for exemption under section 521, qualified state tuition programs described in section 529, and pension, profit-sharing, and stock bonus plans described in section 401(a) are not discussed in this publication. Irs tax forms 2012 If you think your organization falls within one of these categories, contact the IRS for any additional information you need. Irs tax forms 2012 For telephone assistance, call 1-877-829-5500. Irs tax forms 2012   Check the Table of Contents at the beginning of this publication to determine whether your organization is described in this publication. Irs tax forms 2012 If it is, read the chapter (or section) that applies to your type of organization for the specific information you must give when applying for recognition of exemption. Irs tax forms 2012 Organization Reference Chart. Irs tax forms 2012   The Organization Reference Chart enables you to locate at a glance the section of the Code under which your organization might qualify for exemption. Irs tax forms 2012 It also shows the required application form and, if your organization meets the exemption requirements, the annual return to be filed (if any), and whether or not a contribution to your organization will be deductible by a donor. Irs tax forms 2012 It also describes each type of qualifying organization and the general nature of its activities. Irs tax forms 2012   You may use the Organization Reference Chart to determine the Code section that you think applies to your organization. Irs tax forms 2012 Any correspondence with the IRS (in requesting forms or otherwise) will be expedited if you indicate in your correspondence the appropriate Code section. Irs tax forms 2012 Check the IRS website, IRS. Irs tax forms 2012 gov, for the latest updates, Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits, www. Irs tax forms 2012 irs. Irs tax forms 2012 gov/charities/index. Irs tax forms 2012 html. Irs tax forms 2012 Comments and suggestions. Irs tax forms 2012   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Irs tax forms 2012   You can e-mail us while visiting our website at IRS. Irs tax forms 2012 gov. Irs tax forms 2012   You can send your comments to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Irs tax forms 2012 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Irs tax forms 2012 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Irs tax forms 2012   If you wish telephone assistance, please call 1-877-829-5500. 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Irs tax forms 2012 5. Irs tax forms 2012   Ministers and Church Employees Table of Contents Alternative Limit for Church Employees Changes to Includible Compensation for Most Recent Year of ServiceChanges to Includible Compensation Changes to Years of Service Self-employed ministers and church employees who participate in 403(b) plans generally follow the same rules as other 403(b) plan participants. Irs tax forms 2012 This means that if you are a self-employed minister or a church employee, your MAC generally is the lesser of: Your limit on annual additions, or Your limit on elective deferrals. Irs tax forms 2012 For most ministers and church employees, the limit on annual additions is figured without any changes. Irs tax forms 2012 This means that if you are a minister or church employee, your limit on annual additions generally is the lesser of: $51,000 for 2013 and $52,000 for 2014, or Your includible compensation for your most recent year of service. Irs tax forms 2012 Although, in general, the same limit applies, church employees can choose an alternative limit and there are changes in how church employees, foreign missionaries, and self-employed ministers figure includible compensation for the most recent year of service. Irs tax forms 2012 This chapter will explain the alternative limit and the changes. Irs tax forms 2012 Who is a church employee?   A church employee is anyone who is an employee of a church or a convention or association of churches, including an employee of a tax-exempt organization controlled by or associated with a church or a convention or association of churches. Irs tax forms 2012 Alternative Limit for Church Employees If you are a church employee, you can choose to use $10,000 a year as your limit on annual additions, even if your annual additions computed under the general rule is less. Irs tax forms 2012 Total contributions over your lifetime under this choice cannot be more than $40,000. Irs tax forms 2012 Changes to Includible Compensation for Most Recent Year of Service There are two types of changes in determining includible compensation for the most recent year of service. Irs tax forms 2012 They are: Changes in how the includible compensation of foreign missionaries and self-employed ministers is figured, and A change to the years that are counted when figuring the most recent year of service for church employees and self-employed ministers. Irs tax forms 2012 Changes to Includible Compensation Includible compensation is figured differently for foreign missionaries and self-employed ministers. Irs tax forms 2012 Foreign missionary. Irs tax forms 2012   If you are a foreign missionary, your includible compensation includes foreign earned income that may otherwise be excludable from your gross income under section 911. Irs tax forms 2012   If you are a foreign missionary, and your adjusted gross income is $17,000 or less, contributions to your 403(b) account will not be treated as exceeding the limit on annual additions if the contributions are not in excess of $3,000. Irs tax forms 2012   You are a foreign missionary if you are either a layperson or a duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed minister of a church and you meet both of the following requirements. Irs tax forms 2012 You are an employee of a church or convention or association of churches. Irs tax forms 2012 You are performing services for the church outside the United States. Irs tax forms 2012 Self-employed minister. Irs tax forms 2012   If you are a self-employed minister, you are treated as an employee of a tax-exempt organization that is a qualified employer. Irs tax forms 2012 Your includible compensation is your net earnings from your ministry minus the contributions made to the retirement plan on your behalf and the deductible portion of your self-employment tax. Irs tax forms 2012 Changes to Years of Service Generally, only service with the employer who maintains your 403(b) account can be counted when figuring your limit on annual additions. Irs tax forms 2012 Church employees. Irs tax forms 2012   If you are a church employee, treat all of your years of service as an employee of a church or a convention or association of churches as years of service with one employer. Irs tax forms 2012 Self-employed minister. Irs tax forms 2012   If you are a self-employed minister, your years of service include full and part years during which you were self-employed. Irs tax forms 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications