This page contains information and forms that will assist affected DAV subordinate units to reinstate their tax-exempt status. The reinstatement can be granted only by the Internal Revenue Service. DAV does not have the authority to reverse an IRS-initiated revocation.

DAV is able only to provide DAV-specific information that may assist in the reinstatement process. Most of that information is contained in the “DAV FAQ” below. If there are additional questions that any subordinate unit believes to be appropriate to submit to DAV, please use the designated e-mail address of [email protected]. DAV cannot accept telephone inquiries on these matters.

Auto Revocation Frequently Asked Questions

If an organization’s tax-exempt status is automatically revoked, it is no longer exempt from federal income tax.

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IRS Automatic Revocation – How to Have Your Tax-Exempt Status Retroactively Reinstated

Procedures for retroactive reinstatement of IRS tax-exempt status.

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IRS Top Ten Tips to Shorten the Tax-exempt Application Process

Tips from IRS for timely processing of application.

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Revenue Procedure 2014-11

Detailed procedures for reinstatement of IRS tax-exempt status.

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DAV Frequently Asked Questions

Information specific to DAV Departments and Chapters seeking reinstatement from IRS.

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SAMPLE – DAV Notice of Loss of Tax-exemption

This is the text of the letter the National Organization sends to subordinate units whose exemptions are revoked by the IRS.

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Instructions for Form 1024-A

Additional assistance to navigate the Application for Recognition of Exemption.

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IRS Form 1024-A, Access & Completion Information

Information on accessing and completing the electronic IRS Form 1024-A

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User Fee Information

Correct user fee payment must be provided to IRS with application.

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