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System Outages Cause Delays for Filing Form 8976; IRS Offers to Help Affected Organizations

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The initial deadline for new self-declared 501(c)(4) organizations to notify the IRS of their existence was September 6.  However, system outages on that day, and since, caused delays that may have prevented organizations from filing on time.

The IRS released a statement today promising to “work with you to ensure that you are not subjected to any penalties as a result of system outages. ”  The IRS encourages organizations affected by the outages to contact the Service at (877) 829-5500 for assistance.