IRS TE/GE division releases summary of “FY 2020 accomplishments”

Summary of “FY 2020 accomplishments”

The IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) division released its “FY 2020 Accomplishments Letter” about the TE/GE’s contributions to the tax administration system and listing each TE/GE function’s accomplishments under the following six portfolio programs of TE/GE’s compliance program:


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  • Compliance strategies
  • Data-driven approaches
  • Referrals, claims, and other casework
  • Compliance contacts
  • Determinations
  • Voluntary compliance and other technical programs

Read the TE/GE FY 2020 Accomplishments Letter [PDF 571 KB]


In FY 2020, the Exempt Organizations (EO) function:

  • Closed 95,864 determination applications, including 85,509 approvals (79,730 of which were approvals for 501(c)(3) status)
  • Completed examinations of 3,240 returns, including the Form 990 series (990, 990-EZ, 990-PF, 990-N, 990-T) and their associated employment and excise tax returns, resulting in changes with 88% of the closed examinations and proposed revocations of tax-exempts status (agreed and unagreed without protest) of 36 organizations
  • Initiated and continued several compliance strategy examinations to address noncompliance, including reviews of hospital organizations with unrelated business income where expenses materially exceed gross income and private foundations providing loans to disqualified persons
  • Initiated and continued several data-driven compliance examinations, finding issues related to unrelated business income, employee classification, and exemption and filing requirements
  • Examined entities that filed and received exemption using Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and referrals from inside and outside the IRS—including hospital examinations referred from reviews conducted by TE/GE for compliance with section 501(r) and other noncompliance issues

For more information, contact a tax professional with KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice:

Ruth Madrigal | +1 202 533 8817 |

Preston Quesenberry | +1 202 533 3985 |

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