The Treasury Department and the IRS on Wednesday announced an expedited review and approval process for organizations requesting tax-exempt status in order to assist people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The announcement said groups applying for tax-exempt status should file IRS Form 1023 and write “Disaster Relief, Hurricane Sandy” at the top of the form. This will ensure the application receives prompt attention and meets legal requirements for exemption.
Organizations that have already applied for tax-exempt status can receive expedited handling by faxing a request labeled “Disaster Relief, Hurricane Sandy” to +1-513-263-4554. The request should include the group’s name, employer identification number, contact name and phone number.