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Turbo tax military discount Publication 4492-B - Main Content Table of Contents DefinitionsMidwestern Disaster Areas Applicable Disaster Date Charitable Giving IncentivesTemporary Suspension of Limits on Charitable Contributions Standard Mileage Rate for Charitable Use of Vehicles Mileage Reimbursements to Charitable Volunteers Casualty and Theft LossesTime limit for making election. Turbo tax military discount Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain Net Operating Losses IRAs and Other Retirement PlansDefinitions Taxation of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions Repayment of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home Loans From Qualified Plans Additional Tax Relief for IndividualsEarned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Additional Exemption for Housing Individuals Displaced by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding Education Credits Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy Exclusion of Certain Cancellations of Indebtedness by Reason of the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation Additional Tax Relief for BusinessesEmployee Retention Credit Employer Housing Credit and Exclusion Demolition and Clean-up Costs Increase in Rehabilitation Tax Credit Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Return How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Turbo tax military discount Definitions The following definitions are used throughout this publication. Turbo tax military discount Midwestern Disaster Areas A Midwestern disaster area is an area for which a major disaster was declared by the President during the period beginning on May 20, 2008, and ending on July 31, 2008, in the state of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, or Wisconsin, as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding that occurred on the applicable disaster date. Turbo tax military discount See Tables 1 and 2 for a list of the counties included in the Midwestern disaster areas. Turbo tax military discount Applicable Disaster Date The term “applicable disaster date” as used in this publication, refers to the date on which the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding occurred in the Midwestern disaster areas. Turbo tax military discount You will need to know this date when using this publication for the various tax provisions. Turbo tax military discount Table 1 The counties listed in Table 1 below are eligible for all tax provisions shown in this publication. Turbo tax military discount Applicable Disaster Dates* State Affected Counties—Midwestern Disaster Areas 05/02/2008through05/12/2008 Arkansas Arkansas, Benton, Cleburne, Conway, Crittenden, Grant, Lonoke, Mississippi, Phillips, Pulaski, Saline, and Van Buren. Turbo tax military discount 06/01/2008through07/22/2008 Illinois Adams, Calhoun, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Hancock, Henderson, Jasper, Jersey, Lake, Lawrence, Mercer, Rock Island, Whiteside, and Winnebago. Turbo tax military discount 05/30/2008through06/27/2008 Indiana Adams, Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Huntington, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, Washington, and Wayne. Turbo tax military discount 05/25/2008through08/13/2008 Iowa Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Scott, Story, Tama, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, and Wright. Turbo tax military discount 05/10/2008through05/11/2008 Missouri Barry, Jasper, and Newton. Turbo tax military discount 06/01/2008through08/13/2008 Missouri Adair, Andrew, Callaway, Cass, Chariton, Clark, Gentry, Greene, Harrison, Holt, Johnson, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Nodaway, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, St. Turbo tax military discount Charles, Stone, Taney, Vernon, and Webster. Turbo tax military discount 05/22/2008through06/24/2008 Nebraska Buffalo, Butler, Colfax, Custer, Dawson, Douglas, Gage, Hamilton, Holt, Jefferson, Kearney, Lancaster, Platte, Richardson, Sarpy, and Saunders. Turbo tax military discount 06/05/2008through07/25/2008 Wisconsin Adams, Calumet, Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, La Crosse, Manitowoc, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Ozaukee, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, and Winnebago. Turbo tax military discount *For more details, go to www. Turbo tax military discount fema. Turbo tax military discount gov Table 2 The counties listed in Table 2 below are eligible for all of the special tax provisions shown in this publication except the following. Turbo tax military discount Charitable Giving Incentives. Turbo tax military discount Net Operating Losses. Turbo tax military discount Education Credits. Turbo tax military discount Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy. Turbo tax military discount Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation. Turbo tax military discount Employee Retention Credit. Turbo tax military discount Employer Housing Credit and Exclusion. Turbo tax military discount Demolition and Clean-up Costs. Turbo tax military discount Increase in Rehabilitation Credit. Turbo tax military discount Applicable Disaster Dates* State Affected Counties—Midwestern Disaster Areas 06/01/2008through07/22/2008 Illinois Greene, Madison, Monroe, Pike, Randolph, St. Turbo tax military discount Clair, and Scott. Turbo tax military discount 05/30/2008through06/27/2008 Indiana Benton, Boone, Fountain, Franklin, Jay, Montgomery, Ohio, Switzerland, Union, and Wabash. Turbo tax military discount 05/25/2008through08/13/2008 Iowa Carroll, Cherokee, Lyon, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Taylor, and Wayne. Turbo tax military discount 05/22/2008through06/16/2008 Kansas Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Franklin, Gove, Graham, Harper, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jewell, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Linn, Logan, Mitchell, Montgomery, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Reno, Republic, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Saline, Seward, Sheridan, Smith, Stafford, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wilson. Turbo tax military discount 06/06/2008through06/13/2008 Michigan Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Osceola, Ottawa, Saginaw, and Wexford. Turbo tax military discount 06/06/2008through06/12/2008 Minnesota Cook, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, and Nobles. Turbo tax military discount 06/01/2008through08/13/2008 Missouri Atchison, Audrain, Bates, Buchanan, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Christian, Daviess, Grundy, Howard, Jefferson, Knox, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Morgan, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Pettis, Platte, Polk, Randolph, Ray, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Turbo tax military discount Genevieve, St. Turbo tax military discount Louis, the Independent City of St. Turbo tax military discount Louis, Scott, Sullivan, and Worth. Turbo tax military discount 04/23/2008through04/26/2008 Nebraska Gage, Johnson, Morrill, Nemaha, and Pawnee. Turbo tax military discount 05/22/2008through06/24/2008 Nebraska Adams, Blaine, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Burt, Cass, Chase, Cherry, Cuming, Dundy, Fillmore, Frontier, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Greeley, Hall, Hayes, Howard, Johnson, Keya Paha, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, Merrick, McPherson, Morrill, Nance, Nemaha, Otoe, Phelps, Polk, Red Willow, Rock, Saline, Seward, Sherman, Stanton, Thayer, Thomas, Thurston, Valley, Webster, Wheeler, and York. Turbo tax military discount 06/27/2008 Nebraska Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Saunders. Turbo tax military discount 06/05/2008through07/25/2008 Wisconsin Lafayette. Turbo tax military discount * For more details, go to www. Turbo tax military discount fema. Turbo tax military discount gov Charitable Giving Incentives Temporary Suspension of Limits on Charitable Contributions This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Turbo tax military discount Individuals. Turbo tax military discount   Qualified contributions are not subject to the overall limit on itemized deductions or the 50% of adjusted gross income (AGI) limit. Turbo tax military discount A qualified contribution is a charitable contribution paid in cash or by check to a 50% limit organization if you make an election to have the 50% limit not apply to these contributions. Turbo tax military discount   A qualified contribution must also meet all of the following requirements. Turbo tax military discount Be paid after May 1, 2008, and before January 1, 2009. Turbo tax military discount The contribution must be for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. Turbo tax military discount Documentation must be provided by the donee organization that the contribution was used (or will be used) for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. Turbo tax military discount   Your deduction for qualified contributions is limited to your AGI minus your deduction for all other charitable contributions. Turbo tax military discount You can carry over any contributions you are not able to deduct for 2008 because of this limit. Turbo tax military discount In 2009, the carryover of your unused qualified contributions is subject to the 50% of AGI limit. Turbo tax military discount Exception. Turbo tax military discount   Qualified contributions do not include contributions to certain private foundations described in section 509(a)(3) or contributions for the establishment of a new, or maintenance of an existing, donor advised fund. Turbo tax military discount Corporations. Turbo tax military discount   A corporation can elect to deduct qualified cash contributions without regard to the 10% of taxable income limit if the contributions were paid after May 1, 2008, and before January 1, 2009, to a qualified charitable organization (other than certain private foundations described in section 509(a)(3) or contributions for the establishment of a new, or maintenance of an existing, donor advised fund), for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. Turbo tax military discount Documentation must be provided by the donee organization that the contribution was used (or will be used) for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. Turbo tax military discount The corporation's deduction for these qualified contributions is limited to 100% of taxable income (as modified for the 10% limit) minus the corporation's deduction for all other charitable contributions. Turbo tax military discount Any qualified contributions over this limit can be carried over to the next 5 years, subject to the 10% of taxable income limit. Turbo tax military discount Partners and shareholders. Turbo tax military discount   Each partner in a partnership and each shareholder in an S corporation must make a separate election to have the appropriate limit not apply. Turbo tax military discount More information. Turbo tax military discount   For more information, see Publication 526 or Publication 542, Corporations. Turbo tax military discount Publication 526 includes a worksheet you can use to figure your deduction if any limits apply to your charitable contributions. Turbo tax military discount Standard Mileage Rate for Charitable Use of Vehicles This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Turbo tax military discount The following are special standard mileage rates in effect for 2008 for the cost of operating your vehicle for providing charitable services related only to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Turbo tax military discount 36 cents per mile for the period beginning on the applicable disaster date through June 30, 2008. Turbo tax military discount 41 cents per mile for the period July 1 through December 31, 2008. Turbo tax military discount Mileage Reimbursements to Charitable Volunteers This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Turbo tax military discount You can exclude from income amounts you receive as mileage reimbursements for the use of a private passenger vehicle for the benefit of a qualified charitable organization in providing relief related to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding during the period beginning on the applicable disaster date, and ending on December 31, 2008. 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Turbo tax military discount   Casualty and theft losses are generally deductible only in the year the casualty occurred or the theft was discovered. Turbo tax military discount However, you can elect to deduct losses caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding on your return for the prior year. Turbo tax military discount Special instructions for individuals who elect to claim a Midwestern disaster area casualty or theft loss for 2007. Turbo tax military discount   Individuals filing or amending their 2007 tax return for casualty or theft losses that were attributable to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding should: Enter “Midwestern Disaster Area” at the top of Form 1040 or Form 1040X, and Complete the 2008 version of Form 4684. Turbo tax military discount Cross out “2008” and enter “2007” at the top of Form 4684. Turbo tax military discount Time limit for making election. Turbo tax military discount   You must make this election to claim your casualty or theft loss in 2007 by the later of the following dates. Turbo tax military discount The due date (without extensions) for filing your 2008 income tax return. Turbo tax military discount The due date (with extensions) for filing your 2007 income tax return. Turbo tax military discount Example. Turbo tax military discount If you are a calendar year individual taxpayer, you have until April 15, 2009, to amend your 2007 tax return to claim a casualty or theft loss that occurred during 2008. Turbo tax military discount Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Turbo tax military discount Generally, an involuntary conversion occurs when property is damaged, destroyed, stolen, seized, requisitioned, or condemned, and you receive other property or money in payment, such as insurance or a condemnation award. 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Turbo tax military discount Qualified disaster recovery assistance casualty loss. Turbo tax military discount   A qualified disaster recovery assistance casualty loss is any deductible section 1231 loss of property located in a Midwestern disaster area if the loss was caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Turbo tax military discount For this purpose, the amount of the loss is reduced by any recognized gain from an involuntary conversion caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding of property located in a Midwestern disaster area. Turbo tax military discount Any such loss taken into account in figuring your qualified disaster recovery assistance loss is not eligible for the election to be treated as having occurred in the previous tax year. Turbo tax military discount More information. Turbo tax military discount   For more information on NOLs, see Publication 536 or Publication 542, Corporations. 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Turbo tax military discount   The total of your qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions from all plans is limited to $100,000. Turbo tax military discount If you have distributions in excess of $100,000 from more than one type of plan, such as a 401(k) plan and an IRA, you can allocate the $100,000 limit among the plans any way you choose. Turbo tax military discount   A reduction or offset (on or after the applicable disaster date) of your account balance in an eligible retirement plan in order to repay a loan can also be designated as a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution. Turbo tax military discount Eligible retirement plan. Turbo tax military discount   An eligible retirement plan can be any of the following. Turbo tax military discount A qualified pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan (including a 401(k) plan). Turbo tax military discount A qualified annuity plan. Turbo tax military discount A tax-sheltered annuity contract. Turbo tax military discount A governmental section 457 deferred compensation plan. Turbo tax military discount A traditional, SEP, SIMPLE, or Roth IRA. Turbo tax military discount Main home. Turbo tax military discount   Generally, your main home is the home where you live most of the time. Turbo tax military discount A temporary absence due to special circumstances, such as illness, education, business, military service, evacuation, or vacation, will not change your main home. Turbo tax military discount Taxation of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Turbo tax military discount Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions are included in income in equal amounts over three years. Turbo tax military discount However, if you elect, you can include the entire distribution in your income in the year it was received. Turbo tax military discount Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions are not subject to the additional 10% tax (or the additional 25% tax for certain distributions from SIMPLE IRAs) on early distributions from qualified retirement plans (including IRAs). Turbo tax military discount However, any distributions you receive in excess of the $100,000 qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution limit may be subject to the additional tax on early distributions. Turbo tax military discount For more information, see Form 8930. Turbo tax military discount Repayment of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Turbo tax military discount If you choose, you generally can repay any portion of a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution that is eligible for tax-free rollover treatment to an eligible retirement plan. Turbo tax military discount Also, you can repay a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution made on account of a hardship from a retirement plan. Turbo tax military discount However, see Exceptions later for qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions you cannot repay. Turbo tax military discount You have three years from the day after the date you received the distribution to make a repayment. Turbo tax military discount Amounts that are repaid are treated as a qualified rollover and are not included in income. Turbo tax military discount Also, a repayment of a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution to an IRA is not counted when figuring the one-rollover-per-year limitation. Turbo tax military discount See Form 8930 for more information on how to report repayments. Turbo tax military discount Exceptions. Turbo tax military discount   You cannot repay the following types of distributions. Turbo tax military discount Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions received as a beneficiary (other than a surviving spouse). Turbo tax military discount Required minimum distributions. Turbo tax military discount Periodic payments (other than from an IRA) that are for: A period of 10 years or more, Your life or life expectancy, or The joint lives or joint life expectancies of you and your beneficiary. Turbo tax military discount Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Turbo tax military discount If you received a qualified distribution to purchase or construct a main home in a Midwestern disaster area, you can repay part or all of that distribution on or after the applicable disaster date, but no later than March 3, 2009, to an eligible retirement plan. Turbo tax military discount For this purpose, an eligible retirement plan is any plan, annuity, or IRA to which a qualified rollover can be made. Turbo tax military discount To be a qualified distribution, the distribution must meet all of the following requirements. Turbo tax military discount The distribution is a hardship distribution from a 401(k) plan, a hardship distribution from a tax-sheltered annuity contract, or a qualified first-time homebuyer distribution from an IRA. Turbo tax military discount The distribution was received after the date that was 6 months before the day after the applicable disaster date. Turbo tax military discount The distribution was to be used to purchase or construct a main home in a Midwestern disaster area that was not purchased or constructed because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Turbo tax military discount Amounts that are repaid before March 4, 2009, are treated as a qualified rollover and are not included in income. Turbo tax military discount Also, a repayment of a qualified distribution to an IRA is not counted when figuring the one-rollover-per-year limitation. Turbo tax military discount A qualified distribution not repaid before March 4, 2009, may be taxable for 2007 or 2008 and subject to the additional 10% tax (or the additional 25% tax for certain SIMPLE IRAs) on early distributions. Turbo tax military discount You must file Form 8930 if you received a qualified distribution that you repaid, in whole or in part, before March 4, 2009. Turbo tax military discount Loans From Qualified Plans This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Turbo tax military discount The following benefits are available to qualified individuals. Turbo tax military discount Increases to the limits for distributions treated as loans from employer plans. Turbo tax military discount A 1-year suspension for payments due on plan loans. Turbo tax military discount Qualified individual. Turbo tax military discount   You are a qualified individual if your main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date and you had an economic loss because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Turbo tax military discount Examples of an economic loss include, but are not limited to: Loss, damage to, or destruction of real or personal property from fire, flooding, looting, vandalism, theft, wind, or other cause; Loss related to displacement from your home; or Loss of livelihood due to temporary or permanent layoffs. Turbo tax military discount Limits on plan loans. Turbo tax military discount   The $50,000 limit for distributions treated as plan loans is increased to $100,000. Turbo tax military discount In addition, the limit based on 50% of your vested accrued benefit is increased to 100% of that benefit. Turbo tax military discount If your main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area, the higher limits apply only to loans received during the period beginning on October 3, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2009. Turbo tax military discount One-year suspension of loan payments. Turbo tax military discount   Payments on plan loans outstanding on or after the applicable disaster date, may be suspended for 1 year by the plan administrator. Turbo tax military discount To qualify for the suspension, the due date for any loan payment must occur during the period beginning on the applicable disaster date and ending on December 31, 2009. Turbo tax military discount Additional Tax Relief for Individuals Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. 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Turbo tax military discount If you are claiming only the additional child tax credit, you must figure the amount of your earned income for EIC purposes to determine your eligibility to make the election and the amount of the credit. Turbo tax military discount Joint returns. Turbo tax military discount   If you file a joint return, you qualify to make this election even if only one spouse meets the requirements. Turbo tax military discount If you make the election, your 2007 earned income is the sum of your 2007 earned income and your spouse's 2007 earned income. Turbo tax military discount Making the election. Turbo tax military discount   If you make the election to use your 2007 earned income, the election applies for figuring both the EIC and the additional child tax credit. Turbo tax military discount However, you can make the election for the additional child tax credit even if you do not take the EIC. Turbo tax military discount   Electing to use your 2007 earned income can increase or decrease your EIC. Turbo tax military discount Take the following steps to decide whether to make the election. Turbo tax military discount Figure your 2008 EIC using your 2007 earned income. Turbo tax military discount Figure your 2008 additional child tax credit using your 2007 earned income for EIC purposes. Turbo tax military discount Add the results of (1) and (2). Turbo tax military discount Figure your 2008 EIC using your 2008 earned income. Turbo tax military discount Figure your 2008 additional child tax credit using your 2008 earned income for additional child tax credit purposes. Turbo tax military discount Add the results of (4) and (5). Turbo tax military discount Compare the results of (3) and (6). Turbo tax military discount If (3) is larger than (6), it is to your benefit to make the election. Turbo tax military discount If (3) is equal to or smaller than (6), making the election will not help you. Turbo tax military discount   If you elect to use your 2007 earned income and you are claiming the EIC, enter “PYEI” and the amount of your 2007 earned income on the dotted line next to line 64a of Form 1040, on the line next to line 40a of Form 1040A, or in the space to the left of line 8a of Form 1040EZ. Turbo tax military discount   If you elect to use your 2007 earned income and you are claiming the additional child tax credit, enter your 2007 earned income for EIC purposes (even if you did not claim the EIC) on Form 8812, Additional Child Tax Credit, line 4a, and check the box on that line. Turbo tax military discount Getting your 2007 tax return information. Turbo tax military discount   If you do not have your 2007 tax records, you can get the amount of earned income used to figure your 2007 EIC by calling 1-866-562-5227. Turbo tax military discount You can also get this information by visiting the IRS website at www. Turbo tax military discount irs. Turbo tax military discount gov. Turbo tax military discount   If you prefer to figure your 2007 earned income yourself, copies or transcripts of your filed and processed tax returns can help you reconstruct your tax records. Turbo tax military discount See Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Return on page 11. Turbo tax military discount Additional Exemption for Housing Individuals Displaced by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Turbo tax military discount You can claim an additional exemption amount of $500 for providing housing in your main home for each individual displaced by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Turbo tax military discount The additional exemption amount is claimed on Form 8914. 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Turbo tax military discount For example, if one spouse claims an additional exemption amount for one displaced individual, the other spouse, if otherwise eligible, can claim additional exemption amounts for three different displaced individuals. Turbo tax military discount If two or more taxpayers share the same main home, only one taxpayer in that main home can claim the additional exemption amount for a specific displaced individual. Turbo tax military discount In order for you to be considered to have provided housing, you must have a legal interest in the main home (that is, own or rent the home). Turbo tax military discount To qualify as a displaced individual, the individual: Must have had his or her main home in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date, and he or she must have been displaced from that home. Turbo tax military discount If the individual's main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 2, that home must have been damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding or the individual must have been evacuated from that home because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, Must have been provided housing in your main home for a period of at least 60 consecutive days ending in the tax year in which the exemption is claimed, and Cannot be your spouse or dependent. Turbo tax military discount You cannot claim the additional exemption amount if you received rent (or any other amount) from any source for providing the housing. Turbo tax military discount You are permitted to receive payments or reimbursements that do not relate to normal housing costs, including the following. Turbo tax military discount Food, clothing, or personal items consumed or used by the displaced individual. 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Turbo tax military discount The education credits have been expanded for students attending an eligible educational institution located in a Midwestern disaster area (Midwestern disaster area students) for any tax year beginning in 2008 or 2009. Turbo tax military discount The Hope credit for a Midwestern disaster area student is increased to 100% of the first $2,400 in qualified education expenses and 50% of the next $2,400 of qualified education expenses for a maximum credit of $3,600 per student. Turbo tax military discount The lifetime learning credit rate for a Midwestern disaster area student is increased from 20% to 40%. Turbo tax military discount The definition of qualified education expenses for a Midwestern disaster area student also has been expanded. Turbo tax military discount This expanded definition also applies to the tuition and fees deduction claimed on Form 8917. 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Turbo tax military discount The employer must use Form 5884-A to claim the credit. Turbo tax military discount A qualified employee is an individual who had a main home in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date, and who performs substantially all employment services in a Midwestern disaster area for the employer furnishing the lodging. Turbo tax military discount The employee cannot be your dependent or a related individual. Turbo tax military discount See section 51(i)(1). Turbo tax military discount For more information, see Form 5884-A. Turbo tax military discount Demolition and Clean-up Costs This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Turbo tax military discount You can elect to deduct 50% of any qualified disaster recovery assistance clean-up costs for the tax year in which the costs are paid or incurred, instead of capitalizing them. 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Turbo tax military discount 3. Turbo tax military discount   Section 501(c)(3) Organizations Table of Contents IntroductionChild care organizations. Turbo tax military discount Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Contributions to 501(c)(3) OrganizationsCertain annuity contracts. Turbo tax military discount Certain contracts held by a charitable remainder trust. Turbo tax military discount Excise Taxes. Turbo tax military discount Indoor tanning services. Turbo tax military discount Application for Recognition of ExemptionPolitical activity. Turbo tax military discount Private delivery service. Turbo tax military discount Amendments to organizing documents required. Turbo tax military discount How to show reasonable action and good faith. Turbo tax military discount Not acting reasonably and in good faith. Turbo tax military discount Prejudicing the interest of the Government. Turbo tax military discount Procedure for requesting extension. Turbo tax military discount More information. Turbo tax military discount Organizations Not Required To File Form 1023 Articles of OrganizationOrganizational Test Dedication and Distribution of Assets Educational Organizations and Private SchoolsEducational Organizations Private Schools Organizations Providing InsuranceCharitable Risk Pools Other Section 501(c)(3) OrganizationsCharitable Organizations Religious Organizations Scientific Organizations Literary Organizations Amateur Athletic Organizations Prevention of Cruelty to Children or Animals Private Foundations and Public CharitiesPrivate Foundations Public Charities Private Operating Foundations Lobbying ExpendituresLobbying expenditures. Turbo tax military discount Grass roots expenditures. Turbo tax military discount Lobbying nontaxable amount. Turbo tax military discount Grass roots nontaxable amount. Turbo tax military discount Organization that no longer qualifies. Turbo tax military discount Tax on organization. Turbo tax military discount Tax on managers. Turbo tax military discount Taxes on organizations. Turbo tax military discount Taxes on managers. Turbo tax military discount Political expenditures. Turbo tax military discount Correction of expenditure. Turbo tax military discount Introduction An organization may qualify for exemption from federal income tax if it is organized and operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes. Turbo tax military discount Religious. Turbo tax military discount Charitable. Turbo tax military discount Scientific. Turbo tax military discount Testing for public safety. Turbo tax military discount Literary. Turbo tax military discount Educational. Turbo tax military discount Fostering national or international amateur sports competition (but only if none of its activities involve providing athletic facilities or equipment; however, see Amateur Athletic Organizations , later in this chapter). Turbo tax military discount The prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Turbo tax military discount To qualify, the organization must be a corporation, community chest, fund, articles of association, or foundation. Turbo tax military discount A trust is a fund or foundation and will qualify. Turbo tax military discount However, an individual or a partnership will not qualify. Turbo tax military discount Examples. Turbo tax military discount   Qualifying organizations include: Nonprofit old-age homes, Parent-teacher associations, Charitable hospitals or other charitable organizations, Alumni associations, Schools, Chapters of the Red Cross, Boys' or Girls' Clubs, and Churches. Turbo tax military discount Child care organizations. Turbo tax military discount   The term educational purposes includes providing for care of children away from their homes if substantially all the care provided is to enable individuals (the parents) to be gainfully employed and the services are available to the general public. Turbo tax military discount Instrumentalities. Turbo tax military discount   A state or municipal instrumentality may qualify under section 501(c)(3) if it is organized as a separate entity from the governmental unit that created it and if it otherwise meets the organizational and operational tests of section 501(c)(3). Turbo tax military discount Examples of a qualifying instrumentality might include state schools, universities, or hospitals. Turbo tax military discount However, if an organization is an integral part of the local government or possesses governmental powers, it does not qualify for exemption. Turbo tax military discount A state or municipality itself does not qualify for exemption. Turbo tax military discount Topics - This chapter discusses: Contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations, Applications for recognition of exemption, Articles of Organization, Educational organizations and private schools, Organizations providing insurance, Other section 501(c)(3) organizations, Private foundations and public charities, and Lobbying expenditures. Turbo tax military discount Useful Items - You may want to see: Forms (and Instructions) 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code See chapter 6 for information about getting publications and forms. Turbo tax military discount Contributions to 501(c)(3) Organizations Contributions to domestic organizations described in this chapter, except organizations testing for public safety, are deductible as charitable contributions on the donor's federal income tax return. Turbo tax military discount Fundraising events. Turbo tax military discount   If the donor receives something of value in return for the contribution, a common occurrence with fundraising efforts, part or all of the contribution may not be deductible. Turbo tax military discount This may apply to fundraising activities such as charity balls, bazaars, banquets, auctions, concerts, athletic events, and solicitations for membership or contributions when merchandise or benefits are given in return for payment of a specified minimum contribution. Turbo tax military discount   If the donor receives or expects to receive goods or services in return for a contribution to your organization, the donor cannot deduct any part of the contribution unless the donor intends to, and does, make a payment greater than the fair market value of the goods or services. Turbo tax military discount If a deduction is allowed, the donor can deduct only the part of the contribution, if any, that is more than the fair market value of the goods or services received. Turbo tax military discount You should determine in advance the fair market value of any goods or services to be given to contributors and tell them, when you publicize the fundraising event or solicit their contributions, how much is deductible and how much is for the goods or services. Turbo tax military discount See Disclosure of Quid Pro Quo Contributions in chapter 2. Turbo tax military discount Exemption application not filed. Turbo tax military discount   Donors cannot deduct any charitable contribution to an organization that is required to apply for recognition of exemption but has not done so. Turbo tax military discount Separate fund—contributions that are deductible. Turbo tax military discount   An organization that is exempt from federal income tax other than as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) can, if it desires, establish a fund, separate and apart from its other funds, exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Turbo tax military discount   If the fund is organized and operated exclusively for these purposes, it may qualify for exemption as an organization described in section 501(c)(3), and contributions made to it will be deductible as provided by section 170. Turbo tax military discount A fund with these characteristics must be organized in such a manner as to prohibit the use of its funds upon dissolution, or otherwise, for the general purposes of the organization creating it. Turbo tax military discount Personal benefit contracts. Turbo tax military discount   Generally, charitable deductions will not be allowed for a transfer to, or for the use of, a section 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) organization if in connection with the transfer: The organization directly or indirectly pays, or previously paid, a premium on a personal benefit contract for the transferor, or There is an understanding or expectation that anyone will directly or indirectly pay a premium on a personal benefit contract for the transferor. Turbo tax military discount   A personal benefit contract with respect to the transferor is any life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract, if any direct or indirect beneficiary under the contract is the transferor, any member of the transferor's family, or any other person designated by the transferor. Turbo tax military discount Certain annuity contracts. Turbo tax military discount   If an organization incurs an obligation to pay a charitable gift annuity, and the organization purchases an annuity contract to fund the obligation, individuals receiving payments under the charitable gift annuity will not be treated as indirect beneficiaries if the organization owns all of the incidents of ownership under the contract, is entitled to all payments under the contract, and the timing and amount of the payments are substantially the same as the timing and amount of payments to each person under the obligation (as such obligation is in effect at the time of the transfer). Turbo tax military discount Certain contracts held by a charitable remainder trust. Turbo tax military discount   An individual will not be considered an indirect beneficiary under a life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract held by a charitable remainder annuity trust or a charitable remainder unitrust solely by reason of being entitled to the payment if the trust owns all of the incidents of ownership under the contract, and the trust is entitled to all payments under the contract. Turbo tax military discount Excise tax. Turbo tax military discount   If the premiums are paid in connection with a transfer for which a deduction is not allowable under the deduction denial rule, without regard to when the transfer to the charitable organization was made, an excise tax will be applied that is equal to the amount of the premiums paid by the organization on any life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract. Turbo tax military discount The excise tax does not apply if all of the direct and indirect beneficiaries under the contract are organizations. Turbo tax military discount Excise Taxes. Turbo tax military discount   A charitable organization liable for excise taxes must file Form 4720, Return of Certain Excise Taxes Under Chapters 41 and 42 of the Internal Revenue Code. Turbo tax military discount Generally, the due date for filing Form 4720 occurs on the fifteenth day of the fifth month following the close of the organization's tax year. Turbo tax military discount Indoor tanning services. Turbo tax military discount   If your organization provides an indoor tanning bed service, the ACA imposed a 10% excise tax on services provided after June 30, 2010. Turbo tax military discount For more information, go to IRS. Turbo tax military discount gov and select Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions. Turbo tax military discount Application for Recognition of Exemption This discussion describes certain information to be provided upon application for recognition of exemption by all organizations created for any of the purposes described earlier in this chapter. Turbo tax military discount For example, the application must include a conformed copy of the organization's articles of incorporation, as discussed under Articles of Organization , later in this chapter. Turbo tax military discount See the organization headings that follow for specific information your organization may need to provide. Turbo tax military discount Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount   Your organization must file its application for recognition of exemption on Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount See chapter 1 and the instructions accompanying Form 1023 for the procedures to follow in applying. Turbo tax military discount Some organizations are not required to file Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount See Organizations Not Required To File Form 1023, later. Turbo tax military discount    Additional information to help you complete your application can be found online. Turbo tax military discount Go to Exemption Requirement – Section 501(c)(3) Organizations and select the link at the bottom of the Web page for step by step help with the application process. Turbo tax military discount See Exemption Requirements - Section 501(c)(3) Organizations. Turbo tax military discount   Form 1023 and accompanying statements must show that all of the following are true. Turbo tax military discount The organization is organized exclusively for, and will be operated exclusively for, one or more of the purposes (religious, charitable, etc. Turbo tax military discount ) specified in the introduction to this chapter. Turbo tax military discount No part of the organization's net earnings will inure to the benefit of private shareholders or individuals. Turbo tax military discount You must establish that your organization will not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, such as the creator or the creator's family, shareholders of the organization, other designated individuals, or persons controlled directly or indirectly by such private interests. Turbo tax military discount The organization will not, as a substantial part of its activities, attempt to influence legislation (unless it elects to come under the provisions allowing certain lobbying expenditures) or participate to any extent in a political campaign for or against any candidate for public office. Turbo tax military discount See Political activity, next, and Lobbying Expenditures , near the end of this chapter. Turbo tax military discount Political activity. Turbo tax military discount   If any of the activities (whether or not substantial) of your organization consist of participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office, your organization will not qualify for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3). Turbo tax military discount Such participation or intervention includes the publishing or distributing of statements. Turbo tax military discount   Whether your organization is participating or intervening, directly or indirectly, in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office depends upon all of the facts and circumstances of each case. Turbo tax military discount Certain voter education activities or public forums conducted in a nonpartisan manner may not be prohibited political activity under section 501(c)(3), while other so-called voter education activities may be prohibited. Turbo tax military discount Effective date of exemption. Turbo tax military discount   Most organizations described in this chapter that were organized after October 9, 1969, will not be treated as tax exempt unless they apply for recognition of exemption by filing Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount These organizations will not be treated as tax exempt for any period before they file Form 1023, unless they file the form within 27 months from the end of the month in which they were organized. Turbo tax military discount If the organization files the application within this 27-month period, the organization's exemption will be recognized retroactively to the date it was organized. Turbo tax military discount Otherwise, exemption will be recognized only from the date of receipt. Turbo tax military discount The date of receipt is the date of the U. Turbo tax military discount S. Turbo tax military discount postmark on the cover in which an exemption application is mailed or, if no postmark appears on the cover, the date the application is stamped as received by the IRS. Turbo tax military discount Private delivery service. Turbo tax military discount   If a private delivery service designated by the IRS, rather than the U. Turbo tax military discount S. Turbo tax military discount Postal Service, is used to deliver the application, the date of receipt is the date recorded or marked by the private delivery service. Turbo tax military discount The following private delivery services have been designated by the IRS. Turbo tax military discount DHL Express (DHL): DHL “Same Day” Service. Turbo tax military discount Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. Turbo tax military discount United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. Turbo tax military discount M. Turbo tax military discount , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. Turbo tax military discount Amendments to organizing documents required. Turbo tax military discount   If an organization is required to alter its activities or to make substantive amendments to its organizing document, the ruling or determination letter recognizing its exempt status will be effective as of the date the changes are made. Turbo tax military discount If only a nonsubstantive amendment is made, exempt status will be effective as of the date it was organized, if the application was filed within the 15-month period, or the date the application was filed. Turbo tax military discount Extensions of time for filing. Turbo tax military discount   There are two ways organizations seeking exemption can receive an extension of time for filing Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount Automatic 12-month extension. Turbo tax military discount Organizations will receive an automatic 12-month extension if they file an application for recognition of exemption with the IRS within 12 months of the original deadline. Turbo tax military discount To get this extension, an organization must add the following statement at the top of its application: “Filed Pursuant to Section 301. Turbo tax military discount 9100-2. Turbo tax military discount ” Discretionary extensions. Turbo tax military discount An organization that fails to file a Form 1023 within the extended 12-month period will be granted an extension to file if it submits evidence (including affidavits) to establish that: It acted reasonably and in good faith, and Granting a discretionary extension will not prejudice the interests of the government. Turbo tax military discount How to show reasonable action and good faith. Turbo tax military discount   An organization acted reasonably and showed good faith if at least one of the following is true. Turbo tax military discount The organization requests relief before its failure to file is discovered by the IRS. Turbo tax military discount The organization failed to file because of intervening events beyond its control. Turbo tax military discount The organization exercised reasonable diligence (taking into account the complexity of the return or issue and the organization's experience in these matters) but was not aware of the filing requirement. Turbo tax military discount The organization reasonably relied upon the written advice of the IRS. Turbo tax military discount The organization reasonably relied upon the advice of a qualified tax professional who failed to file or advise the organization to file Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount An organization cannot rely on the advice of a tax professional if it knows or should know that he or she is not competent to render advice on filing exemption applications or is not aware of all the relevant facts. Turbo tax military discount Not acting reasonably and in good faith. Turbo tax military discount   An organization has not acted reasonably and in good faith under the following circumstances. Turbo tax military discount It seeks to change a return position for which an accuracy-related penalty has been or could be imposed at the time the relief is requested. Turbo tax military discount It was informed of the requirement to file and related tax consequences, but chose not to file. Turbo tax military discount It uses hindsight in requesting relief. Turbo tax military discount The IRS will not ordinarily grant an extension if specific facts have changed since the due date that makes filing an application advantageous to an organization. Turbo tax military discount Prejudicing the interest of the Government. Turbo tax military discount   Prejudice to the interest of the Government results if granting an extension of time to file to an organization results in a lower total tax liability for the years to which the filing applies than would have been the case if the organization had filed on time. Turbo tax military discount Before granting an extension, the IRS can require the organization requesting it to submit a statement from an independent auditor certifying that no prejudice will result if the extension is granted. Turbo tax military discount The interests of the Government are ordinarily prejudiced if the tax year in which the application should have been filed (or any tax year that would have been affected had the filing been timely) are closed by the statute of limitations before relief is granted. Turbo tax military discount The IRS can condition a grant of relief on the organization providing the IRS with a statement from an independent auditor certifying that the interests of the Government are not prejudiced. Turbo tax military discount Procedure for requesting extension. Turbo tax military discount   To request a discretionary extension, an organization must submit (to the IRS address shown on Form 1023 and Notice 1382) the following. Turbo tax military discount A statement showing the date Form 1023 was required to have been filed and the date it was actually filed. Turbo tax military discount Any documents relevant to the application. Turbo tax military discount An affidavit describing in detail the events that led to the failure to apply and to the discovery of that failure. Turbo tax military discount If the organization relied on a tax professional's advice, the affidavit must describe the engagement and responsibilities of the professional and the extent to which the organization relied on him or her. Turbo tax military discount This affidavit must be accompanied by a dated declaration, signed by an individual who has personal knowledge of the facts and circumstances, who is authorized to act for the organization, which states, “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this request, including accompanying documents, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the request contains all the relevant facts relating to the request, and such facts are true, correct, and complete. Turbo tax military discount ” Detailed affidavits from individuals having knowledge or information about the events that led to the failure to make the application and to the discovery of that failure. Turbo tax military discount This includes the organization's return preparer, and any accountant or attorney, knowledgeable in tax matters, who advised the taxpayer on the application. Turbo tax military discount The affidavits must describe the engagement and responsibilities of the individual and the advice that he or she provided. Turbo tax military discount These affidavits must include the name, current address, and taxpayer identification number of the individual, and be accompanied by a dated declaration, signed by the individual, which states: “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this request, including accompanying documents, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the request contains all the relevant facts relating to the request, and such facts are true, correct, and complete. Turbo tax military discount ” The organization must state whether the returns for the tax year in which the application should have been filed or any tax years that would have been affected by the application had it been timely made are being examined by the IRS, an appeals office, or a federal court. Turbo tax military discount The organization must notify the IRS office considering the request for relief if the IRS starts an examination of any such return while the organization's request for relief is pending. Turbo tax military discount The organization, if requested, has to submit copies of its tax returns, and copies of the returns of other affected taxpayers. Turbo tax military discount   A request for this relief in connection with an application for exemption does not require payment of an additional user fee. Turbo tax military discount Also, a request for relief under the automatic 12-month extension does not require payment of a user fee. Turbo tax military discount More information. Turbo tax military discount   For more information about these procedures, see Regulations sections 301. Turbo tax military discount 9100-1, 301. Turbo tax military discount 9100-2, 301. Turbo tax military discount 9100-3, Revenue Procedure 2013-4, section 6. Turbo tax military discount 04, 2013-1 I. Turbo tax military discount R. Turbo tax military discount B. Turbo tax military discount 126, and Revenue Procedure 2013-8, 2013-1 I. Turbo tax military discount R. Turbo tax military discount B. Turbo tax military discount 237. Turbo tax military discount See Revenue Procedure 2013-4 and Revenue Procedure 2013-8. Turbo tax military discount Notification from the IRS. Turbo tax military discount   Organizations filing Form 1023 and satisfying all requirements of section 501(c)(3) will be notified of their exempt status in writing. Turbo tax military discount Organizations Not Required To File Form 1023 Some organizations are not required to file Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount These include: Churches, interchurch organizations of local units of a church, conventions or associations of churches, or integrated auxiliaries of a church, such as a men's or women's organization, religious school, mission society, or youth group. Turbo tax military discount Any organization (other than a private foundation) normally having annual gross receipts of not more than $5,000 (see Gross receipts test, later). Turbo tax military discount These organizations are exempt automatically if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3). Turbo tax military discount Filing Form 1023 to establish exemption. Turbo tax military discount   If the organization wants to establish its exemption with the IRS and receive a ruling or determination letter recognizing its exempt status, it should file Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount By establishing its exemption, potential contributors are assured by the IRS that contributions will be deductible. Turbo tax military discount A subordinate organization (other than a private foundation) covered by a group exemption letter does not have to submit a Form 1023 for itself. Turbo tax military discount Private foundations. Turbo tax military discount   See Private Foundations and Public Charities, later in this chapter, for more information about the additional notice required from an organization in order for it not to be presumed to be a private foundation and for the additional information required from a private foundation claiming to be an operating foundation. Turbo tax military discount Gross receipts test. Turbo tax military discount   For purposes of the gross receipts test, an organization normally does not have more than $5,000 annually in gross receipts if: During its first tax year the organization received gross receipts of $7,500 or less, During its first 2 years the organization had a total of $12,000 or less in gross receipts, and In the case of an organization that has been in existence for at least 3 years, the total gross receipts received by the organization during the immediately preceding 2 years, plus the current year, are $15,000 or less. Turbo tax military discount   An organization with gross receipts more than the amounts in the gross receipts test, unless otherwise exempt from filing Form 1023, must file a Form 1023 within 90 days after the end of the period in which the amounts are exceeded. Turbo tax military discount For example, an organization's gross receipts for its first tax year were less than $7,500, but at the end of its second tax year its gross receipts for the 2-year period were more than $12,000. Turbo tax military discount The organization must file Form 1023 within 90 days after the end of its second tax year. Turbo tax military discount   If the organization had existed for at least 3 tax years and had met the gross receipts test for all prior tax years but fails to meet the requirement for the current tax year, its tax-exempt status for the prior years will not be lost even if Form 1023 is not filed within 90 days after the close of the current tax year. Turbo tax military discount However, the organization will not be treated as a section 501(c)(3) organization for the period beginning with the current tax year and ending with the filing of Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount Example. Turbo tax military discount   An organization is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and is not a private foundation. Turbo tax military discount It was incorporated on January 1, 2009, and files returns on a calendar-year basis. Turbo tax military discount It did not file a Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount The organization's gross receipts during the years 2009 through 2012 were as follows: 2009 $3,600 2010 2,900 2011 400 2012 12,600   The organization's total gross receipts for 2009, 2010, and 2011 were $6,900. Turbo tax military discount Therefore, it did not have to file Form 1023 and is exempt for those years. Turbo tax military discount However, for 2010, 2011, and 2012 the total gross receipts were $15,900. Turbo tax military discount Therefore, the organization must file Form 1023 within 90 days after the end of its 2012 tax year. Turbo tax military discount If it does not file within this time period, it will not be exempt under section 501(c)(3) for the period beginning with tax year 2012 ending when the Form 1023 is received by the IRS. Turbo tax military discount The organization, however, will not lose its exempt status for the tax years ending before January 1, 2012. Turbo tax military discount   The IRS will consider applying the Commissioner's discretionary authority to extend the time for filing Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount See the procedures for this extension discussed earlier. Turbo tax military discount Articles of Organization Your organization must include a conformed copy of its articles of organization with the application for recognition of exemption. Turbo tax military discount This may be its trust instrument, corporate charter, articles of association, or any other written instrument by which it is created. Turbo tax military discount Organizational Test The articles of organization must limit the organization's purposes to one or more of those described at the beginning of this chapter and must not expressly empower it to engage, other than as an insubstantial part of its activities, in activities that do not further one or more of those purposes. Turbo tax military discount These conditions for exemption are referred to as the organizational test. Turbo tax military discount Section 501(c)(3) is the provision of law that grants exemption to the organizations described in this chapter. Turbo tax military discount Therefore, the organizational test may be met if the purposes stated in the articles of organization are limited in some way by reference to section 501(c)(3). Turbo tax military discount The requirement that your organization's purposes and powers must be limited by the articles of organization is not satisfied if the limit is contained only in the bylaws or other rules or regulations. Turbo tax military discount Moreover, the organizational test is not satisfied by statements of your organization's officers that you intend to operate only for exempt purposes. Turbo tax military discount Also, the test is not satisfied by the fact that your actual operations are for exempt purposes. Turbo tax military discount In interpreting an organization's articles, the law of the state where the organization was created is controlling. Turbo tax military discount If an organization contends that the terms of its articles have a different meaning under state law than their generally accepted meaning, such meaning must be established by a clear and convincing reference to relevant court decisions, opinions of the state attorney general, or other appropriate state authorities. Turbo tax military discount The following are examples illustrating the organizational test. Turbo tax military discount Example 1. Turbo tax military discount Articles of organization state that an organization is formed exclusively for literary and scientific purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3). Turbo tax military discount These articles appropriately limit the organization's purposes. Turbo tax military discount The organization meets the organizational test. Turbo tax military discount Example 2. Turbo tax military discount An organization, by the terms of its articles, is formed to engage in research without any further description or limitation. Turbo tax military discount The organization will not be properly limited as to its purposes since all research is not scientific. Turbo tax military discount The organization does not meet the organizational test. Turbo tax military discount Example 3. Turbo tax military discount An organization's articles state that its purpose is to receive contributions and pay them over to organizations that are described in section 501(c)(3) and exempt from taxation under section 501(a). Turbo tax military discount The organization meets the organizational test. Turbo tax military discount Example 4. Turbo tax military discount If a stated purpose in the articles is the conduct of a school of adult education and its manner of operation is described in detail, such a purpose will be satisfactorily limited. Turbo tax military discount Example 5. Turbo tax military discount If the articles state the organization is formed for charitable purposes, without any further description, such language ordinarily will be sufficient since the term charitable has a generally accepted legal meaning. Turbo tax military discount On the other hand, if the purposes are stated to be charitable, philanthropic, and benevolent, the organizational requirement will not be met since the terms philanthropic and benevolent have no generally accepted legal meaning and, therefore, the stated purposes may, under the laws of the state, permit activities that are broader than those intended by the exemption law. Turbo tax military discount Example 6. Turbo tax military discount If the articles state an organization is formed to promote American ideals, or to foster the best interests of the people, or to further the common welfare and well-being of the community, without any limitation or provision restricting such purposes to accomplishment only in a charitable manner, the purposes will not be sufficiently limited. Turbo tax military discount Such purposes are vague and may be accomplished other than in an exempt manner. Turbo tax military discount Example 7. Turbo tax military discount A stated purpose to operate a hospital does not meet the organizational test since it is not necessarily charitable. Turbo tax military discount A hospital may or may not be exempt depending on the manner in which it is operated. Turbo tax military discount Example 8. Turbo tax military discount An organization that is expressly empowered by its articles to carry on social activities will not be sufficiently limited as to its power, even if its articles state that it is organized and will be operated exclusively for charitable purposes. Turbo tax military discount Dedication and Distribution of Assets Assets of an organization must be permanently dedicated to an exempt purpose. Turbo tax military discount This means that should an organization dissolve, its assets must be distributed for an exempt purpose described in this chapter, or to the Federal Government or to a state or local government for a public purpose. Turbo tax military discount If the assets could be distributed to members or private individuals or for any other purpose, the organizational test is not met. Turbo tax military discount Dedication. Turbo tax military discount   To establish that your organization's assets will be permanently dedicated to an exempt purpose, the articles of organization should contain a provision ensuring their distribution for an exempt purpose in the event of dissolution. Turbo tax military discount Although reliance can be placed upon state law to establish permanent dedication of assets for exempt purposes, your organization's application probably can be processed much more rapidly if its articles of organization include a provision ensuring permanent dedication of assets for exempt purposes. Turbo tax military discount Distribution. Turbo tax military discount   Revenue Procedure 82-2, 1982-1 C. Turbo tax military discount B. Turbo tax military discount 367, identifies the states and circumstances in which the IRS will not require an express provision for the distribution of assets upon dissolution in the articles of organization. Turbo tax military discount The procedure also provides a sample of an acceptable dissolution provision for organizations required to have one. Turbo tax military discount   If a named beneficiary is to be the distributee, it must be one that would qualify and would be exempt within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) at the time the dissolution takes place. Turbo tax military discount Since the named beneficiary at the time of dissolution may not be qualified, may not be in existence, or may be unwilling or unable to accept the assets of the dissolving organization, a provision should be made for distribution of the assets for one or more of the purposes specified in this chapter in the event of any such contingency. Turbo tax military discount Sample articles of organization. Turbo tax military discount   See sample articles of organization in the Appendix in the back of this publication. Turbo tax military discount Educational Organizations and Private Schools If your organization wants to obtain recognition of exemption as an educational organization, you must submit complete information as to how your organization carries on or plans to carry on its educational activities, such as by conducting a school, by panels, discussions, lectures, forums, radio and television programs, or through various cultural media such as museums, symphony orchestras, or art exhibits. Turbo tax military discount In each instance, you must explain by whom and where these activities are or will be conducted and the amount of admission fees, if any. Turbo tax military discount You must submit a copy of the pertinent contracts, agreements, publications, programs, etc. Turbo tax military discount If you are organized to conduct a school, you must submit full information regarding your tuition charges, number of faculty members, number of full-time and part-time students enrolled, courses of study and degrees conferred, together with a copy of your school catalog. Turbo tax military discount See also Private Schools , discussed later. Turbo tax military discount Educational Organizations The term educational relates to: The instruction or training of individuals for the purpose of improving or developing their capabilities, or The instruction of the public on subjects useful to individuals and beneficial to the community. Turbo tax military discount Advocacy of a position. Turbo tax military discount   Advocacy of a particular position or viewpoint may be educational if there is a sufficiently full and fair exposition of pertinent facts to permit an individual or the public to form an independent opinion or conclusion. Turbo tax military discount The mere presentation of unsupported opinion is not educational. Turbo tax military discount Method not educational. Turbo tax military discount   The method used by an organization to develop and present its views is a factor in determining if an organization qualifies as educational within the meaning of section 501(c)(3). Turbo tax military discount The following factors may indicate that the method is not educational. Turbo tax military discount The presentation of viewpoints unsupported by facts is a significant part of the organization's communications. Turbo tax military discount The facts that purport to support the viewpoint are distorted. Turbo tax military discount The organization's presentations make substantial use of inflammatory and disparaging terms and express conclusions more on the basis of emotion than of objective evaluations. Turbo tax military discount The approach used is not aimed at developing an understanding on the part of the audience because it does not consider their background or training. Turbo tax military discount   Exceptional circumstances, however, may exist where an organization's advocacy may be educational even if one or more of the factors listed above are present. Turbo tax military discount Qualifying organizations. Turbo tax military discount   The following types of organizations may qualify as educational: An organization, such as a primary or secondary school, a college, or a professional or trade school, that has a regularly scheduled curriculum, a regular faculty, and a regularly enrolled student body in attendance at a place where the educational activities are regularly carried on, An organization whose activities consist of conducting public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, or other similar programs, An organization that presents a course of instruction by correspondence or through the use of television or radio, A museum, zoo, planetarium, symphony orchestra, or other similar organization, A nonprofit children's day-care center, and A credit counseling organization. Turbo tax military discount College book stores, cafeterias, restaurants, etc. Turbo tax military discount   These and other on-campus organizations should submit information to show that they are controlled by and operated for the convenience of the faculty and student body or by whom they are controlled and whom they serve. Turbo tax military discount Alumni association. Turbo tax military discount   An alumni association should establish that it is organized to promote the welfare of the university with which it is affiliated, is subject to the control of the university as to its policies and destination of funds, and is operated as an integral part of the university or is otherwise organized to promote the welfare of the college or university. Turbo tax military discount If your association does not have these characteristics, it may still be exempt as a social club if it meets the requirements described in chapter 4, under 501(c)(7) - Social and Recreation Clubs . Turbo tax military discount Athletic organization. Turbo tax military discount   This type of organization must submit evidence that it is engaged in activities such as directing and controlling interscholastic athletic competitions, conducting tournaments, and prescribing eligibility rules for contestants. Turbo tax military discount If it is not so engaged, your organization may be exempt as a social club described in chapter 4. Turbo tax military discount Raising funds to be used for travel and other activities to interview and persuade prospective students with outstanding athletic ability to attend a particular university does not show an exempt purpose. Turbo tax military discount If your organization is not exempt as an educational organization, see Amateur Athletic Organizations , later in this chapter. Turbo tax military discount Private Schools Every private school filing an application for recognition of tax-exempt status must supply the IRS (on Schedule B, Form 1023) with the following information. Turbo tax military discount The racial composition of the student body, and of the faculty and administrative staff, as of the current academic year. Turbo tax military discount (This information also must be projected, so far as may be feasible, for the next academic year. Turbo tax military discount ) The amount of scholarship and loan funds, if any, awarded to students enrolled and the racial composition of students who have received the awards. Turbo tax military discount A list of the school's incorporators, founders, board members, and donors of land or buildings, whether individuals or organizations. Turbo tax military discount A statement indicating whether any of the organizations described in item (3) above have an objective of maintaining segregated public or private school education at the time the application is filed and, if so, whether any of the individuals described in item (3) are officers or active members of those organizations at the time the application is filed. Turbo tax military discount The public school district and county in which the school is located. Turbo tax military discount How to determine racial composition. Turbo tax military discount   The racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff can be an estimate based on the best information readily available to the school, without requiring student applicants, students, faculty, or administrative staff to submit to the school information that the school otherwise does not require. Turbo tax military discount Nevertheless, a statement of the method by which the racial composition was determined must be supplied. Turbo tax military discount The identity of individual students or members of the faculty and administrative staff should not be included with this information. Turbo tax military discount   A school that is a state or municipal instrumentality (see Instrumentalities , near the beginning of this chapter), whether or not it qualifies for exemption under section 501(c)(3), is not considered to be a private school for purposes of the following discussion. Turbo tax military discount Racially Nondiscriminatory Policy To qualify as an organization exempt from federal income tax, a private school must include a statement in its charter, bylaws, or other governing instrument, or in a resolution of its governing body, that it has a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students and that it does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin. Turbo tax military discount Also, the school must circulate information that clearly states the school's admission policies. Turbo tax military discount A racially nondiscriminatory policy toward students means that the school admits the students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at that school and that the school does not discriminate on the basis of race in administering its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Turbo tax military discount The IRS considers discrimination on the basis of race to include discrimination on the basis of color or national or ethnic origin. Turbo tax military discount The existence of a racially discriminatory policy with respect to the employment of faculty and administrative staff is indicative of a racially discriminatory policy as to students. Turbo tax military discount Conversely, the absence of racial discrimination in the employment of faculty and administrative staff is indicative of a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students. Turbo tax military discount A policy of a school that favors racial minority groups with respect to admissions, facilities and programs, and financial assistance is not discrimination on the basis of race when the purpose and effect of this policy is to promote establishing and maintaining the school's nondiscriminatory policy. Turbo tax military discount A school that selects students on the basis of membership in a religious denomination or unit is not discriminating if membership in the denomination or unit is open to all on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. Turbo tax military discount Policy statement. Turbo tax military discount   The school must include a statement of its racially nondiscriminatory policy in all its brochures and catalogs dealing with student admissions, programs, and scholarships. Turbo tax military discount Also, the school must include a reference to its racially nondiscriminatory policy in other written advertising that it uses to inform prospective students of its programs. Turbo tax military discount Publicity requirement. Turbo tax military discount   The school must make its racially nondiscriminatory policy known to all segments of the general community served by the school. Turbo tax military discount Selective communication of a racially nondiscriminatory policy that a school provides solely to leaders of racial groups will not be considered an effective means of communication to make the policy known to all segments of the community. Turbo tax military discount To satisfy this requirement, the school must use one of the following two methods. Turbo tax military discount Method one. Turbo tax military discount   The school can publish a notice of its racially nondiscriminatory policy in a newspaper of general circulation that serves all racial segments of the community. Turbo tax military discount Such publication must be repeated at least once annually during the period of the school's solicitation for students or, in the absence of a solicitation program, during the school's registration period. Turbo tax military discount When more than one community is served by a school, the school can publish the notice in those newspapers that are reasonably likely to be read by all racial segments in the communities that the school serves. Turbo tax military discount If this method is used, the notice must meet the following printing requirements. Turbo tax military discount It must appear in a section of the newspaper likely to be read by prospective students and their families. Turbo tax military discount It must occupy at least 3 column inches. Turbo tax military discount It must have its title printed in at least 12 point bold face type. Turbo tax military discount It must have the remaining text printed in at least 8 point type. Turbo tax military discount The following is an acceptable example of the notice:   NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS     The M School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Turbo tax military discount It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Turbo tax military discount   Method two. Turbo tax military discount   The school can use the broadcast media to publicize its racially nondiscriminatory policy if this use makes the policy known to all segments of the general community the school serves. Turbo tax military discount If the school uses this method, it must provide documentation showing that the means by which this policy was communicated to all segments of the general community was reasonably expected to be effective. Turbo tax military discount In this case, appropriate documentation would include copies of the tapes or scripts used and records showing that there was an adequate number of announcements. Turbo tax military discount The documentation also would include proof that these announcements were made during hours when they were likely to be communicated to all segments of the general community, that they were long enough to convey the message clearly, and that they were broadcast on radio or television stations likely to be listened to by substantial numbers of members of all racial segments of the general community. Turbo tax military discount Announcements must be made during the period of the school's solicitation for students or, in the absence of a solicitation program, during the school's registration period. Turbo tax military discount Exceptions. Turbo tax military discount   The publicity requirements will not apply in the following situations. Turbo tax military discount First, if for the preceding 3 years the enrollment of a parochial or other church-related school consists of students at least 75% of whom are members of the sponsoring religious denomination or unit, the school can make known its racially nondiscriminatory policy in whatever newspapers or circulars the religious denomination or unit uses in the communities from which the students are drawn. Turbo tax military discount These newspapers and circulars can be distributed by a particular religious denomination or unit or by an association that represents a number of religious organizations of the same denomination. Turbo tax military discount If, however, the school advertises in newspapers of general circulation in the community or communities from which its students are drawn and the second exception (discussed next) does not apply to the school, then it must comply with either of the publicity requirements explained earlier. Turbo tax military discount Second, if a school customarily draws a substantial percentage of its students nationwide, worldwide, from a large geographic section or sections of the United States, or from local communities, and if the school follows a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to its students, the school may satisfy the publicity requirement by complying with the instructions explained earlier under Policy statement . Turbo tax military discount   The school can demonstrate that it follows a racially nondiscriminatory policy either by showing that it currently enrolls students of racial minority groups in meaningful numbers or, except for local community schools, when minority students are not enrolled in meaningful numbers, that its promotional activities and recruiting efforts in each geographic area were reasonably designed to inform students of all racial segments in the general communities within the area of the availability of the school. Turbo tax military discount The question as to whether a school demonstrates such a policy satisfactorily will be determined on the basis of the facts and circumstances of each case. Turbo tax military discount   The IRS recognizes that the failure by a school drawing its students from local communities to enroll racial minority group students may not necessarily indicate the absence of a racially nondiscriminatory policy when there are relatively few or no such students in these communities. Turbo tax military discount Actual enrollment is, however, a meaningful indication of a racially nondiscriminatory policy in a community in which a public school or schools became subject to a desegregation order of a federal court or are otherwise expressly obligated to implement a desegregation plan under the terms of any written contract or other commitment to which any federal agency was a party. Turbo tax military discount   The IRS encourages schools to satisfy the publicity requirement by using either of the methods described earlier, even though a school considers itself to be within one of the Exceptions. Turbo tax military discount The IRS believes that these publicity requirements are the most effective methods to make known a school's racially nondiscriminatory policy. Turbo tax military discount In this regard, it is each school's responsibility to determine whether either of the exceptions applies. Turbo tax military discount Such responsibility will prepare the school, if it is audited by the IRS, to demonstrate that the failure to publish its racially nondiscriminatory policy in accordance with either one of the publicity requirements was justified by one of the exceptions. Turbo tax military discount Also, a school must be prepared to demonstrate that it has publicly disavowed or repudiated any statements purported to have been made on its behalf (after November 6, 1975) that are contrary to its publicity of a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students, to the extent that the school or its principal official was aware of these statements. Turbo tax military discount Facilities and programs. Turbo tax military discount   A school must be able to show that all of its programs and facilities are operated in a racially nondiscriminatory manner. Turbo tax military discount Scholarship and loan programs. Turbo tax military discount   As a general rule, all scholarship or other comparable benefits obtainable at the school must be offered on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. Turbo tax military discount This must be known throughout the general community being served by the school and should be referred to in its publicity. Turbo tax military discount Financial assistance programs, as well as scholarships and loans made under financial assistance programs, that favor members of one or more racial minority groups and that do not significantly detract from or are designed to promote a school's racially nondiscriminatory policy will not adversely affect the school's exempt status. Turbo tax military discount Certification. Turbo tax military discount   An individual authorized to take official action on behalf of a school that claims to be racially nondiscriminatory as to students must certify annually, under penalties of perjury, on Schedule E (Form 990 or 990-EZ) or Form 5578, Annual Certification of Racial Nondiscrimination for a Private School Exempt From Federal Income Tax, whichever applies, that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief the school has satisfied all requirements that apply, as previously explained. Turbo tax military discount   Failure to comply with the guidelines ordinarily will result in the proposed revocation of the exempt status of a school. Turbo tax military discount Recordkeeping requirements. Turbo tax military discount With certain exceptions, given later, each exempt private school must maintain the following records for a minimum period of 3 years, beginning with the year after the year of compilation or acquisition. Turbo tax military discount Records indicating the racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff for each academic year. Turbo tax military discount Records sufficient to document that scholarship and other financial assistance is awarded on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. Turbo tax military discount Copies of all materials used by or on behalf of the school to solicit contributions. Turbo tax military discount Copies of all brochures, catalogs, and advertising dealing with student admissions, programs, and scholarships. Turbo tax military discount (Schools advertising nationally or in a large geographic segment or segments of the United States need only maintain a record sufficient to indicate when and in what publications their advertisements were placed. Turbo tax military discount ) The racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff can be determined in the same manner as that described at the beginning of this section. Turbo tax military discount However, a school cannot discontinue maintaining a system of records that reflect the racial composition of its students, faculty, and administrative staff used on November 6, 1975, unless it substitutes a different system that compiles substantially the same information, without advance approval of the IRS. Turbo tax military discount The IRS does not require that a school release any personally identifiable records or personal information except in accordance with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Turbo tax military discount Similarly, the IRS does not require a school to keep records prohibited under state or federal law. Turbo tax military discount Exceptions. Turbo tax military discount   The school does not have to independently maintain these records for IRS use if both of the following are true. Turbo tax military discount Substantially the same information has been included in a report or reports filed with an agency or agencies of federal, state, or local governments, and this information is current within 1 year. Turbo tax military discount The school maintains copies of these reports from which this information is readily obtainable. Turbo tax military discount If these reports do not include all of the information required, as discussed earlier, records providing such remaining information must be maintained by the school for IRS use. Turbo tax military discount Failure to maintain records. Turbo tax military discount   Failure to maintain or to produce the required records and information, upon proper request, will create a presumption that the organization has failed to comply with these guidelines. Turbo tax military discount Organizations Providing Insurance An organization described in sections 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) may be exempt from tax only if no substantial part of its activities consists of providing commercial-type insurance. Turbo tax military discount However, this rule does not apply to state-sponsored organizations described in sections 501(c)(26) or 501(c)(27), which are discussed in chapter 4, or to charitable risk pools, discussed next. Turbo tax military discount Charitable Risk Pools A charitable risk pool is treated as organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes if it: Is organized and operated only to pool insurable risks of its members (not including risks related to medical malpractice) and to provide information to its members about loss control and risk management, Consists only of members that are section 501(c)(3) organizations exempt from tax under section 501(a), Is organized under state law authorizing this type of risk pooling, Is exempt from state income tax (or will be after qualifying as a section 501(c)(3) organization), Has obtained at least $1,000,000 in startup capital from nonmember charitable organizations, Is controlled by a board of directors elected by its members, and Is organized under documents requiring that: Each member be a section 501(c)(3) organization exempt from tax under section 501(a), Each member that receives a final determination that it no longer qualifies under section 501(c)(3) notify the pool immediately, and Each insurance policy issued by the pool provide that it will not cover events occurring after a final determination described in (b). Turbo tax military discount Other Section 501(c)(3) Organizations In addition to the information required for all organizations, as described earlier, you should include any other information described in this section. Turbo tax military discount Charitable Organizations If your organization is applying for recognition of exemption as a charitable organization, it must show that it is organized and operated for purposes that are beneficial to the public interest. Turbo tax military discount Some examples of this type of organization are those organized for: Relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged, Advancement of religion, Advancement of education or science, Erection or maintenance of public buildings, monuments, or works, Lessening the burdens of government, Lessening of neighborhood tensions, Elimination of prejudice and discrimination, Defense of human and civil rights secured by law, and Combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency. Turbo tax military discount The rest of this section contains a description of the information to be provided by certain specific organizations. Turbo tax military discount This information is in addition to the required inclusions described in chapter 1, and other statements requested on Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount Each of the following organizations must submit the information described. Turbo tax military discount Charitable organization supporting education. Turbo tax military discount   Submit information showing how your organization supports education — for example, contributes to an existing educational institution, endows a professorial chair, contributes toward paying teachers' salaries, or contributes to an educational institution to enable it to carry on research. Turbo tax military discount Scholarships. Turbo tax military discount   If the organization awards or plans to award scholarships, complete Schedule H of Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount Also, submit the following: Criteria used for selecting recipients, including the rules of eligibility. Turbo tax military discount How and by whom the recipients are or will be selected. Turbo tax military discount If awards are or will be made directly to individuals, whether information is required assuring that the student remains in school. Turbo tax military discount If awards are or will be made to recipients of a particular class, for example, children of employees of a particular employer— Whether any preference is or will be accorded an applicant by reason of the parent's position, length of employment, or salary, Whether as a condition of the award the recipient must upon graduation accept employment with the company, and Whether the award will be continued even if the parent's employment ends. Turbo tax military discount A copy of the scholarship application form and any brochures or literature describing the scholarship program. Turbo tax military discount Hospital. Turbo tax military discount   If you are organized to operate a charitable hospital, complete and attach Section I of Schedule C, Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount   If your hospital was transferred to you from proprietary ownership, complete and attach Schedule G of Form 1023. Turbo tax military discount You must attach a list showing: The names of the active and courtesy staff members of the proprietary hospital, as well as the names of your medical staff members after the transfer to nonprofit ownership, and The names of any doctors who continued to lease office space in the hospital after its transfer to nonprofit ownership and the amount of rent paid. Turbo tax military discount Submit also an appraisal showing the fair rental value of the rented space. Turbo tax military discount Clinic. Turbo tax military discount   If you are organized to operate a clinic, attach a statement including: A description of the facilities and services, To whom the services are offered, such as the public at large or a specific group, How charges are determined, such as on a profit basis, to recover costs, or at less than cost, By whom administered and controlled, Whether any of the professional staff (that is, those who perform or will perform the clinical services) also serve or will serve in an administrative capacity, and How compensation paid the professional staff is or will be determined. Turbo tax military discount Home for the aged. Turbo tax military discount   If you are organized to operate a home for the aged, complete and attach Schedule F of Form 1023 and required attachments. Turbo tax military discount Community nursing bureau. Turbo tax military discount   If you provide a nursing register or community nursing bureau, provide information showing that your organization will be operated as a community project and will receive its primary support from public contributions to maintain a nonprofit register of qualified nursing personnel, including graduate nurses, unregistered nursing school graduates, licensed attendants and practical nurses for the benefit of hospitals, health agencies, doctors, and individuals. Turbo tax military discount Organization providing loans. Turbo tax military discount   If you make, or will make, loans for charitable and educational purposes, submit the following information. Turbo tax military discount An explanation of the circumstances under which such loans are, or will be, made. Turbo tax military discount Criteria for selection, including the rules of eligibility. Turbo tax military discount How and by whom the recipients are or will be selected. Turbo tax military discount Manner of repayment of the loan. Turbo tax military discount Security required, if any. Turbo tax military discount Interest charged, if any, and when payable. Turbo tax military discount Copies in duplicate of the loan application and any brochures or literature describing the loan program. Turbo tax military discount Public-interest law firms. Turbo tax military discount   If your organization was formed to litigate in the public interest (as opposed to providing legal services to the poor), such as in the area of protection of the environment, you should submit the following information. Turbo tax military discount How the litigation can reasonably be said to be representative of a broad public interest rather than a private one. Turbo tax military discount Whether the organization will accept fees for its services. Turbo tax military discount A description of the cases litigated or to be litigated and how they benefit the public generally. Turbo tax military discount Whether the policies and program of the organization are the responsibility of a board or committee representative of the public interest, which is neither controlled by employees or persons who litigate on behalf of the organization nor by any organization that is not itself an organization described in this chapter. Turbo tax military discount Whether the organization is operated, through sharing of office space or otherwise, in a way to create identification or confusion with a particular private law firm. Turbo tax military discount Whether there is an arrangement to provide, directly or indirectly, a deduction for the cost of litigation that is for the private benefit of the donor. Turbo tax military discount Acceptance of attorneys' fees. Turbo tax military discount   A nonprofit public-interest law firm can accept attorneys' fees in public-interest cases if the fees are paid directly by its clients and the fees are not more than the actual costs incurred in the case. Turbo tax military discount Upon undertaking a representation, the organization cannot withdraw from the case because the litigant is unable to pay the fee. Turbo tax military discount   Firms can accept fees awarded or approved by a court or an administrative agency and paid by an opposing party if the firms do not use the likelihood or probability of fee awards as a consideration in the selection of cases. Turbo tax military discount All fee awards must be paid to the organization and not to its individual staff attorneys. Turbo tax military discount Instead, a public-interest law firm can reasonably compensate its staff attorneys, but only on a straight salary basis. Turbo tax military discount Private attorneys, whose services are retained by the firm to assist it in particular cases, can be compensated by the firm, but only on a fixed fee or salary basis. Turbo tax military discount   The total amount of all attorneys' fees (court awarded and those received from clients) must not be more than 50% of the total cost of operations of the organization's legal functions, calculated over a 5-year period. Turbo tax military discount   If, in order to carry out its program, an organization violates applicable canons of ethics, disrupts the judicial system, or engages in any illegal action, the organization will jeopardize its exemption. Turbo tax military discount Religious Organizations To determine whether an organization meets the religious purposes test of section 501(c)(3), the IRS maintains two basic guidelines. Turbo tax military discount That the particular religious beliefs of the organization are truly and sincerely held. Turbo tax military discount That the practices and rituals associated with the organization's religious belief or creed are not illegal or contrary to clearly defined public policy. Turbo tax military discount Therefore, your group (or organization) may not qualify for treatment as an exempt religious organization for tax purposes if its actions, as contrasted with its beliefs, are contrary to well established and clearly defined public policy. Turbo tax military discount If there is a clear showing that the beliefs (or doctrines) are sincerely held by those professing them, the IRS will not question the religious nature of those beliefs. Turbo tax military discount Churches. Turbo tax military discount   Although a church, its integrated auxiliaries, or a convention or association of churches is not required to file Form 1023 to be exempt from federal income tax or to receive tax deductible contributions, the organization may find it advantageous to obtain recognition of exemption. Turbo tax military discount In this event, you should submit information showing that your organization is a church, synagogue, association or convention of churches, religious order, or religious organization that is an integral part of a church, and that it is engaged in carrying out the function of a church. Turbo tax military discount   In determining whether an admittedly religious organization is also a church, the IRS does not accept every assertion that the organization is a church. Turbo tax military discount Because beliefs and practices vary so widely, there is no single definition of the word church for tax purposes. Turbo tax military discount The IRS considers the facts and circumstances of each organization applying for church status. Turbo tax military discount Convention or association of churches. Turbo tax military discount   Any organization that is otherwise a convention or association of churches will not fail to qualify as a church merely because the membership of the organization includes individuals as well as churches or because the individuals have voting rights in the organization. Turbo tax military discount Integrated auxiliaries. Turbo tax military discount   An organization is an integrated auxiliary of a church if all the following are true. Turbo tax military discount The organization is described both in sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3). Turbo tax military discount It is affiliated with a church or a convention or association of churches. Turbo tax military discount It is internally supported. Turbo tax military discount An organization is internally supported unless both of the following are true. Turbo tax military discount It offers admissions, goods, services, or facilities for sale, other than on an incidental basis, to the general public (except goods, services, or facilities sold at a nominal charge or for a small part of the cost). Turbo tax military discount It normally gets more than 50% of its support from a combination of governmental sources, public solicitation of contributions, and receipts from the sale of admissions, goods, performance of services, or furnishing of facilities in activities that are not unrelated trades or businesses. Turbo tax military discount Special rule. Turbo tax military discount   Men's and women's organizations, seminaries, mission societies, and youth groups that satisfy (1) and (2) shown earlier are integrated auxiliaries of a church even if they are not internally supported. Turbo tax military discount   In order for an organization (including a church and religious organization) to qualify for tax exemption, no part of its net earnings can inure to any individual. Turbo tax military discount   Although an individual is entitled to a charitable deduction for contributions to a church, the assignment or similar transfer of compensation for personal services to a church generally does not relieve a taxpayer of federal income tax liability on the compensation, regardless of the motivation behind the transfer. Turbo tax military discount Scientific Organizations You must show that your organization's research will be carried on in the public interest. Turbo tax military discount Scientific research will be considered to be in the public interest if the results of the research (including any patents, copyrights, processes, or formulas) are made available to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis; if the research is performed for the United States or a state, county, or municipal government; or if the research is carried on for one of the following purposes. Turbo tax military discount Aiding in the scientific education of college or university students. Turbo tax military discount Obtaining scientific information that is published in a treatise, thesis, trade publication, or in any other form th