IRS: Over 6,000 Maryland Organizations No Longer Tax-Exempt - Southern Maryland Headline News

IRS: Over 6,000 Maryland Organizations No Longer Tax-Exempt


Attorney General Gansler and Secretary of State McDonough Urge Donors to Take Precautions When Donating

BALTIMORE (June 10, 2011) – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published a list of non-profit organizations that have had their federal tax-exempt status automatically revoked for failing to file an annual information return or notice with the IRS for three consecutive years, and over 6,000 Maryland organizations are affected. While many organizations may appear on this list simply because they are inactive, others may be continuing to operate. Accordingly, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Secretary of State John P. McDonough are urging Marylanders to check this list before donating, and urging Maryland non-profit organizations to make sure that their filings are up-to-date.

“Maryland’s non-profit organizations provide vital services to a broad spectrum of Marylanders, and they rely in large part on donations to do the good work they do.” Attorney General Gansler said. “It’s for this reason that we want to make sure donors’ tax-exempt donations reach only active non-profit organizations and are not diverted to inactive or non-compliant groups,” he explained. Secretary McDonough added, “With this IRS list, donors can make sure their donations are going to the right places, and organizations can determine whether they need to take steps to get reinstated with the IRS.”

Marylanders who are involved in non-profit organizations should make sure their organizations are not on this list, and non-profit organizations themselves should do likewise. If your organization is on the IRS list, the IRS has provided guidance on how to apply for reinstatement of tax-exempt status, including retroactive reinstatement. It has also announced transitional relief for certain small tax-exempt organizations that allows them to regain their tax-exempt status retroactive to the date of revocation and pay a reduced application fee of $100 rather than the typical $400 or $850 fee. (Full details are available on the IRS website) Organizations that find themselves listed should be aware that they may be in violation of the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act if they continue to represent that they are able to accept tax-deductible donations while they remain out-of-compliance with IRS requirements.

Donors should always take precautions before donating to a non-profit organization. When making choices about how and where to donate, donors should remember to always follow these three rules:

(1) Check with the Maryland Secretary of State’s Office at 1-800-825-4510 or www.sos.state.md.us/charity/charityhome.aspx before donating, to be sure the non-profit organization is registered.

(2) Never agree to give money over the phone or to a door-to-door solicitor. Ask the caller or solicitor for written information about the organization and read it before making your decision.

(3) Find out what percentage of your donation goes to the organization’s mission. Non-profit organizations must file reports with the Secretary of State disclosing this information.

If you have any further questions concerning a non-profit organization, call the Charitable Organizations Division of the Maryland Secretary of State’s office at 1-800-825-4510 or the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-888-743-0023.

Source: Office of Attorney General Gansler

RELATED INFORMATION:

Complete list of organizations removed from non-profit status by the IRS
www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=240099,00.html

Attorney General’s consumer guide to charitable donations
www.oag.state.md.us/consumer/tip42.htm

FTC guide to avoiding charity fraud
www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/charityfraud/

Organizations with So. Maryland Zip Codes which have lost their IRS Non-profit tax-exempt Status

Note: Some organizations may be defunct; The list may not be complete, check the comprehensive list provided by the IRS.
BEANTOWN WATER ASSOCIATION INC WALDORF 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND ALL-STARS WALDORF 
PINEFIEL SWIM CLUB INCORPORATED WALDORF 
CEDARVILLE BAND OF PISCATAWAY WALDORF 
ENTER THE WALLS MINISTRY LTD WALDORF 
WASHINGTON DC AREA GEBRAUCHSHUND GREEN ACRES 
REFORM AMERICA INC WALDORF 
YOU ARE MY SISTER INC WALDORF 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND MENS SENIOR WALDORF 
MALCOLM RECREATION ASSOCIATION WALDORF 
WOODLAND ACRES WATER COMPANY WALDORF 
RACOON CLUB OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND BAY CITY 
EAGLE LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY INC WALDORF 
POP WARNER LITTLE SCHOLARS INC WALDORF 
OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL WALDORF 
HOMELESS ADVOCACY ASSOCIATION INC WALDORF 
THE FAMILY EDUCATION CENTER OF WALDORF 
MARANATHA MINISTRIES INC WALDORF 
GLOBAL MEDICAL CARE FOUNDATION INC WALDORF 
CHANGE FOR CHANGE INC WALDORF 
CHARLES COUNTY ALLIANCE FOR SENIORS WALDORF 
AMVETS WALDORF 
NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF WALDORF 
THE STAGEDOOR THEATRE COMPANY LTD WALDORF 
TRADEART INC WALDORF 
SOUTHERN MERRY-LANDERS SQUARE DANCE WALDORF 
INTL INTERNATIONAL INC WALDORF 
LAKESIDE CHILD CARE CENTER INC WALDORF 
ACHIEVEMENTS WORLDWIDE INC WALDORF 
WESTLAKE YOUTH ATHLETIC WALDORF 
WORLD HOSPITAL ALLIANCE INC WALDORF 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND SABRES HOCKEY WALDORF 
MATTAWOMAN NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION WALDORF 
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN CLUB WALDORF 
WALDORF PASTORAL COUNSELING SERVICE WALDORF 
ANTHONY C BESCHE FOUNDATION INC WALDORF 
NATIONAL SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY INC WALDORF 
BROOKWOOD UTILITIES INC WALDORF 
ACCOKEEK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WALDORF 
FOSTER CHILDRENS SUPPORT FUND INC WALDORF 
EDWIN ADAMS AMERICAN LEGION WALDORF 
LADIES FIRST AID UNION OF CHURCHES ACCOKEEK 
SUCCESS NETWORK INCORPORATED ACCOKEEK 
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS ACCOKEEK 
THOMAS FOUNDATION ACCOKEEK 
TIME FOR A SOLUTION ACCOKEEK 
GIFTED SERVANTS INC ACCOKEEK 
WASHINGTON D C CHAPTER 4 OF THE ACCOKEEK 
KNIGHTS OF ST JOHN COMMANDERY AQUASCO 
MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS INC BEL ALTON 
HAVE LIFE INCORPORATED BRANDYWINE 
COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR BRANDYWINE 
LABORERS TOGETHER INC BRANDYWINE 
ALEXANDRIA FIRE DEPARTMENT BRANDYWINE 
AMERICAN LEGION BRANDYWINE 
EBONY ZAWADI INC BRANDYWINE 
INDIAN HEAD BRAVES BRANDYWINE 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND ASSOCIATION FOR BRYANS RD 
INDIAN HEAD CHAPT 576 WOMEN OF THE BRYANS ROAD 
MARSHALL HALL FOUNDATION INC BRYANS RD 
IMPROVED BENEVOLENT & PROTECTIVE BRYANS RD 
IMPROVED BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE BRYANS ROAD 
NEIGHBORS EAGER TO SERVE NETS INC BRYANS ROAD 
INDIAN HEAD SOCCER ASSOCIATION INC BRYANS ROAD 
TO KNOW THE TRUTH MINISTRY BRYANS ROAD 
STRAWBERRY HILLS CIVIC ASSOCIATION BRYANS ROAD 
THE HAVEN INC BRYANS ROAD 
RUFF RYDERS RACING BRYANS ROAD 
CHARLES COUNTY COMMUNITY YOUTH BRYANTOWN 
ST MARYS OUTDOOR DRAMA ASSOCIATION BUSHWOOD 
KNIGHTS OF ST JOHN COMMANDERY BUSHWOOD 
FIFTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA 
LA LECHE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL INC CALIFORNIA 
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF ST MARYS CALIFORNIA 
ST MARYS COUNTY FOOTBALL CALIFORNIA 
ST MARYS OSPREYS INC CALIFORNIA 
STARMAKER SCHOOL INC CALIFORNIA 
VFW DISTRICT 1 CALIFORNIA 
MILITARY ORDER OF THE COOTIE OF THE CALIFORNIA 
TOMORROWS CHILD INC CALIFORNIA 
DYLANS DREAM CALIFORNIA 
SOUTHERN MD CHAPTER OF THE VA TECH CALIFORNIA 
THE YE COOLE SPRINGS OF MARYLAND CHARLOTT HALL 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND INTERGROUP CHARLOTT HALL 
FEDERAL MANAGERS ASSOCIATION CHARLOTT HALL 
JOVON C HAWKINS SCHOLARSHIP FUND CHELTENHAM 
SARCOIDOSIS AWARENESS NETWORK INC CHELTENHAM 
DCMV SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION CHELTENHAM 
COBB ISLAND CITIZEN ASSN INC COBB ISLAND 
NAZARETH MINISTRIES INC COLTONS POINT 
ST CLEMENTS SHORES CIVIC ASSOC INC COMPTON 
FRIENDS OF THE OLD WALLVILLE SCHOOL DOWELL 
SYNTHESIS CENTER OF SAINT MARYS INC DRAYDEN 
ST MARYS COUNTY MOBILE HOME OWNERS GREAT MILLS 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND BMX GREAT MILLS 
ST MARYS CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS HOLLYWOOD 
ADVANCED ENERGY INSTITUTE INC HOLLYWOOD 
MARYLAND RETIRED OFFICERS ASSOCIATI HOLLYWOOD 
HIV-AID OF AMERICA FOUNDATION HOLLYWOOD 
CENTER FOR CHILDREN AT WORSHIP HOLLYWOOD 
ST MARYS COUNTY TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL HOLLYWOOD 
AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION OF THE HOLLYWOOD 
PROUD PEOPLES RELOCATION HUGHESVILLE 
HUGHESVILLE SPORTSMAN CLUB INC HUGHESVILLE 
SATAV CORPORATION HUGHESVILLE 
ACTS 16 31 INC HUGHESVILLE 
MARYLAND YOUTH BASEBALL INC HUNTINGTOWN 
SERB NATIONAL FEDERATION HUNTINGTOWN 
CALVERT T-BALL INC HUNTINGTOWN 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND HORSE ASSOCIATION HUNTINGTON 
LOGANS REST ASSOCIATION HUNTINGTOWN 
FRIENDS OF THE MARKET INC HUNTINGTON 
DESOTO OWNERS CLUB OF MARYLAND INC HUNTINGTOWN 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND TRADITIONAL MUSIC HUNTINGTOWN 
PERSEVERANCE HOLDING CORPORATION INDIAN HEAD 
INDIAN HEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO INDIAN HEAD 
JUNIOR CHARGERS WRESTLING CLUB INDIAN HEAD 
INDIAN HEAD CITIZENS ASSOCIATION INDIAN HEAD 
DARRELL K POSEY SCHOLARSHIP INDIAN HEAD 
SWAN POINT CITIZENS ASSOCIATION INC ISSUE 
TRI-COUNTY BETTER HOME HEAT COUNCIL LAPLATA 
CHEMICAL PEOPLE OF CHARLES COUNTY LAPLATA 
MAD CHATTERS TOASTMASTERS LA PLATA 
CHARLES COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE LA PLATA 
F & M MINISTRIES INC LA PLATA 
CJS RANCH INC LA PLATA 
GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION LEONARDTOWN 
HOPE SWANN HALL OF FAME LEONARDTOWN 
LOKER BUILDING COUNCIL OF UNIT LEONARDTOWN 
REACT INTERNATIONAL LEONARDTOWN 
ST MARYS COUNTY TENNIS ASSOCIATION LEONARDTOWN 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND STORM BASEBALL LEONARDTOWN 
ST MARYS COUNTY SENIOR COALITION LEONARDTOWN 
LIFE EXPRESSIONS INC LEONARDTOWN 
GUARDIAN ANGELS LEONARDTOWN 
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER LEXINGTON PARK 
MARYLAND COALITION FOR GIFTED AND LEXINGTON PARK 
LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE BAY LEXINGTON PARK 
LEXINGTON PARK CHILDRENS CENTER INC LEX PK 
TOEHOLD LEXINGTON PARK 
MINORITY ALLIANCE INCORPORATED LEXINGTON 
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH LEXINGTON 
DRESS FOR SUCCESS LEXINGTON PARK MD LEXINGTON PK 
TRAIN WRECK DANCE COMPANY LEXINGTN PARK 
PTA MARYLAND CONGRESS OF PARENT & LEXINGTON PK 
FILIPINO-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION LEXINGTN PARK 
NEW HOPE MISSION INC LEXINGTON PK 
BRISAS DE CHILE LEXINGTN PARK 
INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN GROWTH LEXINGTN PARK 
MARYS SONG CENTER INC LEXINGTON PK 
TAPS COMMUNITY BROTHERHOOD INC LEXINGTON PK 
IVORY PARK CRECHE PROJECT LEXINGTON 
SILVER WHEELS M/C INC LEXINGTON PARK 
PHILANTHROPIC UNION FOR RESEARCH LUSBY 
PARK CHESAPEAKE ASSOCIATION INC LUSBY 
CALVERT THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER LUSBY 
HEARTS & HANDS THAT CARE INC LUSBY 
VENCIENDO EL CANCER INC - LUSBY 
PATUXENT PLAYHOUSE LUSBY 
CALVERT CHAOS LUSBY 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND AREA SELF HELP LUSBY 
CHESAPEAKE CHEFS ASSOCIATION-ACF LUSBY 
FRIENDS OF YOUTH LUSBY 
OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL LUSBY 
FAMILY EDUCATION CENTER OF CALVERT LUSBY 
PEACE OR WAR CALM OR STORM LUSBY 
MR T AND FAMILY DRAG RACING MARBURY 
DEPARTMENT OF MARYLAND LADIES MARBURY 
ST MARYS COUNTY JUNIOR BASEBALL MECHANICSVILLE 
KNIGHTS OF ST JOHN COMMANDERY MECHANICSVILLE 
GREATER MECHANICSVILLE JAYCEES INC MECHANICSVLLE 
KNIGHTS OF ST JOHN LADIES AUXILIARY MECHANICSVLLE 
SOUTHERN KNIGHTS ROD & CUSTOM INC MECHANICSVLLE 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND MODERN DANCE MECHANICSVLLE 
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER MECHANICSVLLE 
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE MECHANICSVLLE 
SHEET METAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL MECHANICSVLLE 
GREATER SOUTHERN MARYLAND RABBIT MECHANICSVILLE 
CHARITY GAMES INC MECHANICSVILLE 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND ANTIQUE POWER MORGANZA 
WICOMICO HUNT INC MT VICTORIA 
NANJEMOY VISION INC NANJEMOY 
WM LORD LED MISSION MINISTRY NANJEMOY 
SPANK BROS MOTORCYCLE CLUB NANJEMOY 
ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND NEWBURG 
TROSSBACH MEMORIAL FUND PARK HALL 
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT PATUXENT RIV 
STUDIO OF CREATIVE DANCE AND PATUXENT RIV 
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE PINEY POINT 
KB3BOI REPEATER GROUP INC POMFRET 
PREACHERS OUTREACH FOR PEOPLE POMFRET 
CHORAL ARTS FOUNDATION INC POMFRET 
YOUTH OF CALVERT COUNTY DOWNLOADING POST REPUBLIC 
FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL PORT TOBACCO 
NATIONAL STAR ROUTE MAIL PORT TOBACCO 
MARYLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PORT TOBACCO 
USS OKLAHOMA ASSOCIATION INC PORT TOBACCO 
THE CALVERT CHAMBER FOUNDATION INC PRNC FREDERCK 
WOMENS CLUB OF CALVERT COUNTY PRNC FREDERCK 
PRINCIPAL VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL PRNC FREDERCK 
AMERICAN LEGION PRNC FREDERCK 
MARYLAND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES PRNC FREDERCK 
TECH 4ALL INC PRNC FREDERICK 
MICHAEL REDMON PRNC FREDERCK 
COUNTRY DOCKS DANCE ASSOCIATION PRNC FREDERCK 
BUDOKAN JUDO CLUB OF CALVERT COUNTY PRNC FREDERCK 
CALVERT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PRNC FREDERCK 
CALVERT COUNTY SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA PRNC FREDERCK 
CALVERT ASSOCIATION OF SUPERVISORS PRNC FREDERCK 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND INNER SPACE ST INIGOES 
MELITA NOKRIY INC ST LEONARD 
REFRIGERATION SERVICE ENGINEERS ST LEONARD 
CENTER ON EFFECTIVE SERVICES FOR ST LEONARD 
CAPE LEONARD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ST LEONARD 
ST MARYS REGIONAL SENIOR HOUSING ST MARYS CITY 
DEPARTMENT OF MARYLAND LADIES SOLOMANS 
RALLY FOR A CURE AT CHESAPEAKE SOLOMONS 
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR INC SUNDERLAND 
IMPROVED BENEVOLENT & PROTECTIVE VALLEY LEE 
ST MARYS COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INC VALLEYLEE 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND MARINE TRADE VALLEY LEE 
IMPROVED BENEVOLENT & PROTECTIVE VALLEY LEE 
WELCOME ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION INC WELCOME 
JOURNEYMEN EVANGELISTIC SOCIETY INC WHITE PLAINS 
PORT TOBACCO ART GUILD INC WHITE PLAINS 
TRUTH ENTERPRISES INC WHITE PLAINS 
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY INC WHITE PLAINS 
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CHARLES WHITE PLAINS 
MINISTR O MEDIA INC WHITE PLAINS 
MUIRS CONSULTING WHITE PLAINS 
ROLE MODELS YEAR 2000 INCORPORATED WHITE PLAINS

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