On June 8, 2011, the IRS posted the Automatic Revocation of Exemption List, naming 279,599 non-profit organizations that have had their exempt status revoked for failure to file required annual returns.
After the sixth inquiry I received over the past month from representatives of such organizations, and consultants, asking me what they could do, I decided to look into what I could advise regarding the possible reinstatement of those organizations which lost their non-profit status. (And to forewarn others to observe the rules so as to avoid the same penalty.)
The best reference I know came immediately to mind. Over many years, when I was asked questions about IRS regulations, they were mostly well out of my area of experience. I always turned to Sandy Deja, a former IRS specialist, and for years since has been a professional consulting authority on non-profit startup issues and other IRS-related requirements. Sandy never hesitated to answer those often intricate questions as a favor to me and to those asking my advice.
I found that Sandy has an e-book for sale (under $10), which will take any organization though the necessary steps to regain its accredited non-profit standing with the IRS. http://501c3book.org/Regain.html
P. S. There is no personal or business gain with this endorsement. It is only my wish to point those, who need such pointing, in the right direction to attempt to regain their lost IRS status with a timely, unique, and valuable resource.
Tony Poderis http://www.raise-funds.com
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