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News Release

For Immediate Release
May 17, 2010

Charitable Trusts Unit
(603) 271-3591

Charitable Status with the IRS

The Attorney General is issuing his final alert to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organizations that they may be at risk of losing their tax exempt status if they fail to meet today's deadline for filing the 990N with the Internal Revenue Service.

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 contains a provision designed to permit the Internal Revenue Service to purge its database of all closed or dissolved nonprofit charitable organizations. Under the provisions of the Act, any 501(c)(3) charitable organization which has not filed the form 990 or 990EZ with the IRS in the past three years is required to file the form 990N before midnight on May 17, 2010 in order to retain its 501(c)(3) status.

Failure to meet this May 17, 2010 deadline will result in the revocation of the organization's tax exempt status effective May 18, 2010. The form 990N, also known as the electronic postcard, is available at the Internal Revenue Service's Web site:

If an organization is not sure whether or not it is required to file the 990N, it should call or e-mail the Internal Revenue Service without delay.

New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658