IRS StayExempt Tax Basics for Exempt Organizations
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The IRS office of Exempt Organizations (EO) is pleased to present “Stay Exempt”—a series of dynamic and comprehensive tax courses that can help your tax-exempt organization maintain its exempt status and meet its filing requirements.

As part of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) operating division of the Internal Revenue Service, EO strives to support the IRS mission of ensuring that all customers understand and meet their tax responsibilities. It does this by offering specialized assistance to the full range of organizations exempt from Federal income tax under the Internal Revenue Code. EO's programs and services help these organizations understand and comply with tax laws and regulations governing their tax-exempt status.

The Director of EO plans, manages, directs, and executes nationwide activities for EO. The Director reports to the TE/GE Division Commissioner. The Director also supervises and is responsible for EO’s offices of Customer Education & Outreach, Rulings & Agreements, and Examinations.

The EO Customer Education & Outreach office coordinates, assists, and supports the development of internal and external communications, forms and publications, and external education and outreach efforts, including this website.

The EO Rulings and Agreements office processes applications for tax exemption and provides direction through private letter rulings and technical guidance.

The EO Examinations office promotes compliance by analyzing operational and financial activities of exempt organizations. These activities include developing processes to identify areas of noncompliance, developing corrective strategies, and assisting other EO functions in implementing these strategies.

To find out more about EO, or for more information about exempt organization tax compliance issues, visit the EO pages at the IRS website. For account-specific questions, call TE/GE’s Customer Account Services, toll-free, at 877-829-5500.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 11-Mar-2015