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Are Group Exemption Rulings Threatened?

Debunking false claims about tax exemptions for thousands of churches.

The IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities ("ACT") issued a report in June 2011 that addresses a number of tax compliance issues, including group exemption rulings. The report caught the attention of many church leaders, since thousands of churches have obtained recognition of tax-exempt status by being included in the group exemption ruling of a parent denomination. Unfortunately, the report has caused needless concern, in part because of the false claims of some seminar leaders that the IRS is going to "revoke the group exemptions of churches by the end of the year." The good news is that the IRS is not going to revoke group exemptions. This article will explain the recent ACT report and set the record straight.

Group Exemptions

Each year, tens of thousands of organizations file individual applications with the IRS for recognition of tax-exempt status. ...

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  • September 1, 2011

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