IRS expands access to info on tax-exempt groups
 

IRS expands access to info on tax-exempt groups

The Internal Revenue Service unveiled an online tool Monday to provide easier access to public information about tax-exempt organizations.

The new Tax Exempt Organization Search is actually a replacement for EO Select Check, a tool that’s been available since 2012 but had more limited features. EO Select Check mainly offered information on whether an organization was tax-exempt or not, and whether its status had been revoked, but TEOS provides much more information.

The new tool provides images of newly filed 990 forms available for the first time. TEOS also includes two other significant improvements. Users can find more kinds of information than previously available through EO Select Check. On top of that, the search process has been simplified, enabling users to search across multiple data files for information with one query. Read more on Accounting Today.