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Some Organizations at risk of automatic revocation of their Tax-Exempt Status
by Pinedale Online!
September 2, 2010

Please see the note at the end of this article for an update on this story.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website has a list of tax-exempt organizations that are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they have not satisfied the annual filing requirements for three consecutive years. The website has a list of organizations by state. The Wyoming list PDF is 27 pages long with as many as 50 organizations listed on each page.

The list includes a number of Sublette County organizations:
Big Piney Pinners
Business & Professional Women’s Club of Pinedale
Community Christian Church of Big Piney
Friends of Education Inc, Big Piney
Friends of Hoback Ranches, Inc.
Green River Irrigation District, Pinedale
Home Town Hospice, Inc, Pinedale
JOY Inc, Pinedale
Paradise Canal Corporation, Boulder
Research Community Project, Marbleton
Snow Explorers Club Inc, Pinedale
Sublette County Board of Realtors, Pinedale
Sublette County Bowlers Association, Pinedale
Sublette County Outfitters & Guides Association, Pinedale
The Community Food Closet Inc, Big Piney
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Pinedale

Other selected organizations on the Wyoming list:
Association of Professional Artists, Inc, Gillette
Bowhunters of Wyoming Inc, Green River
Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society
Cheyenne Public Employees Association
Christian Broadcasting Inc, Douglas
Cokeville Chamber of Commerce
Deaf Association of Wyoming, Cheyenne
Disabled American Veterans (Lander, Gillette, Sheridan)
Dubois Outfitters Association
Fraternal Order of Eagles (7 towns)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (15 towns)
International Association of Lions Clubs (12 towns)
Jackson Hole Outfitters & Guides Association, Jackson
Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation, Jackson
Knights of Columbus (9 towns)
League of Women Voters of Wyoming (Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette)
Midwives Alliance of Wyoming, Cheyenne
National Association of Letter Carriers (10 towns)
Nibrara Chamber of Commerce, Lusk
Professional Land Surveyors Association of Wyoming Inc, Cheyenne
Rawlins Volunteer Fire Department, Rawlins
Riverton Valley EMT Association, Riverton
Star Valley Historic Preservation Inc, Thayne
Sweetwater County Volunteer Fire Association Inc, Rock Springs
The Dubois Museum Association
The Johnson County Search and Rescue Unit, Buffalo
Trout Unlimited, Lander
United Mine Workers of America (Rock Springs, Sheridan)
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Department of Wyoming (10 towns)
Wind River Rescue, Crowheart
Wyoming Archaeological Society Inc, Casper
Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists, Laramie
Wyoming Game Wardens Association, Laramie
Wyoming Pharmaceutical Association, Casper
Wyoming Quarter Horse Association, Casper
Wyoming State Historical Society (12 towns)
Yellowstone National Art Trust, Jackson

According to the IRS, most tax-exempt organizations, other than churches, must file a yearly return or notice with the IRS. If an organization does not file as required for three consecutive years, the law provides that it automatically loses its tax-exempt status. Loss of exempt status means an organization must file income tax returns and pay income tax, and its contributors will not be able to deduct their donations.

From the IRS website:

"Tax-exempt organizations that do not satisfy annual filing requirements for three consecutive years automatically lose their tax-exempt status. The IRS is providing one-time relief for such organizations that have filing due dates on or after May 17 and before October 15, 2010. The list includes organizations for which the IRS does not have a record of a required annual filing for 2007 and 2008, and whose 2009 return, due on or after May 17 and before October 15, 2010, has not yet been received.

The list, which was generated on June 30, 2010, includes only organizations with an annual filing requirement. Certain exempt organizations are exempt from this requirement. These organizations should check their records and determine whether they are at risk of automatic revocation because they have not satisfied annual filing requirements. In addition, the list may include organizations that were required to file Form 990 or Form 990-PF. These organizations are not eligible to take advantage of this one-time IRS filing relief to bring them into compliance."

Every organization exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code section 501(a) must file an annual information return except organizations on this list:,,id=152729,00.html

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Editor’s Update 9/3/10: According to the Wyoming State Historical Society (WSHS) newsletter (September 2010), their CPA contacted the IRS by phone and in writing, and the IRS agreed that this list included chapters and organizations which it shouldn’t have. All WSHS chapters included in the group filing are current with the IRS in their filings and their tax exempt status is current as well. "This list showed many chapters of the WSHS that had indeed filed each year with the group filing and exemption."

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