Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) June 09, 2011
Good Done Great introduced Grantr (http://www.grantr.com) today, a free online service for grant makers and donors to easily verify a nonprofit’s tax-exempt status. This is especially relevant in the wake of the IRS’s newly announced Automatic Revocation of Exemption List, which identifies 275,000 nonprofits that have lost their tax-exempt status due to their failure to file tax returns for three straight years.
“Currently there are only two ways for grant makers or donors to verify if the nonprofit they want to support is tax exempt: digging into the data intensive IRS website, or subscribing to a paid service like GuideStar Charity Check,” said David Barach, Executive Director of Good Great. “Compliance shouldn’t be hard or expensive, so we made Grantr easy and free.”
In addition to a powerful search engine for finding a nonprofit’s status with the IRS, Grantr.com provides an initial assessment on whether the organization in question is “Good to Grant”–meaning that it passes all the basic requirements determined by the IRS for tax deductible donations.
Grantr provides additional features to grant makers who need to verify the status of all their grantees. These features include bulk search by EIN for fast verification of a grant maker’s complete list of organizations all at once, personal watchlists to track and receive email notifications when a watched organization’s status changes, and date stamped PDF downloads for audit purposes.
Barach added that they will be bringing Grantr to parity with the IRS records immediately after the IRS releases the updated Publication 78 and Business Master File on June 10th. This is to verify that there are no inconsistencies between the Automatic Revocation of Exemption List and the other publications.
“We are really happy to be able to provide this service for free to the busy people whose work and contributions make all the good done by nonprofits possible,” said Barach.
To verify a nonprofit's tax-exempt status, go to http://www.grantr.com.
Good Done Great builds online data management solutions for nonprofits, grant makers, and corporate giving programs. Good Done Great also provides Grantr.com, the free service for grant makers and donors to verify the IRS status of nonprofits they want to support, and NonprofitWebinars.com, the premiere source of free online training for nonprofit professionals and trustees.
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