Friday, January 03, 2014

Reinstatement of Tax-Exempt Status after Automative Revocation

IRS Provides Procedures for Reinstatement of Tax-Exempt Status After Automatic Revocation (Rev. Proc. 2014-11)

Also addressed is the procedure for applying for retroactive reinstatement more than 15 months after revocation, as well as reinstatement of exempt status from the postmark date of the application. The guidance sets forth details of the reasonable cause statement that must accompany the application for reinstatement, including factors that are weighed by the IRS to determine reasonable cause. Finally, the procedure addresses automatic revocations subsequent to reinstatement.
The new procedure is effective for applications submitted after January 2, 2014. Transition relief is provided. Notice 2011-44, I.R.B. 2011-25, 883, is modified and superseded.