How to reinstate tax-exempt status if revoked?
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Applicable To
990-PF 990-N 990-EZ 990 8868 1120-POL

If your organization's tax-exempt status gets revoked automatically, you must submit an application with the IRS to reinstate your status. 
 
Here are a few steps on how you can reinstate your tax-exempt status:

  • You have to submit a new application with the IRS.
  • 501(c)(3) organizations must apply for recognition of tax exemption using Form 1023, while all the other organizations should apply using Form 1024.
  • You should mention "automatically revoked" at the top of the form before sending it to the IRS.
  • You must file all the income tax returns and pay the required taxes from the date of your revocation to the date your reinstatement is approved. 

If you can show a reasonable cause for not filing your 990 return, you can avoid paying the required taxes or filing the income tax returns for the period your tax-exempt status was revoked.

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