(Atlanta Journal Constitution) — Thousands of small nonprofits in Georgia are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they have failed to file tax returns for the past three years.
It’s not too late, however.
The IRS is offering a one-time special filing relief program for 8,260 small nonprofits in the state. They have until Oct. 15 to file returns for 2007, 2008 and 2009.
“We want people to get back into full compliance with the Internal Revenue Service,” said Mark Green, a spokesman for the Atlanta office. “If you lose your tax-exempt status you have to reapply and that can be a time-consuming process. ”