May 15, 1997
Now Listed on Internet
WASHINGTON - Taxpayers no longer have to call the Internal
Revenue Service to check the tax-exempt status of their favorite charity. Those with
Internet access who want to make sure their charitable contributions qualify for a
deduction on their tax returns can now check the names of nearly 500,000 tax-exempt
The Internal Revenue Service's Publication 78 is a cumulative
list of organizations to which donations made will qualify as charitable contributions.
The entire contents of this publication is now listed on IRS's website
The listing is accessible through the "Tax Information
for You" and "Tax Information for Business" sections of the page. The
user-friendly format allows for a search by the name, or portions of the name, of an
organization or by city and state.
The listing will be updated each quarter with the names and
locations of newly exempted organizations.
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