IRS TE/GE division releases summary of “FY 2023 accomplishments”

TE/GE’s contributions to the tax administration system and each TE/GE function’s accomplishments

TE/GE’s contributions to the tax administration system and each function’s accomplishments

The IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) division released its “FY 2023 Accomplishments Letter” about TE/GE’s contributions to the tax administration system.  It lists each TE/GE function’s accomplishments under the following six TE/GE portfolio programs:

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

Read the TE/GE FY 2023 Accomplishments Letter [PDF 1.1 MB] 


In FY 2023, the Exempt Organizations (EO) function:

  • Closed 119,491 determination applications, including 103,073 approvals (98,417 of which were approvals for 501(c)(3) status)
  • Completed examinations of 2,464 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 76% of the closed examinations and proposed revocations of tax-exempts status of 141 organizations
  • Continued several compliance strategy examinations to address noncompliance, including reviews of private foundations providing loans to disqualified persons
  • Continued work with other IRS groups focused on high income/high wealth taxpayers and the identification of linkages involving tax-exempt organizations, including finalization of a joint exam desk guide and launch of joint exams, which are expected to continue in fiscal year 2024
  • Initiated and continued several data-driven compliance examinations, finding issues related to employment taxes, unrelated business income, and unreported compensation
  • Examined entities based on referrals from inside and outside the IRS— including on issues related to employment taxes, filing requirements, and operational requirements related to operating for an exempt purpose
  • Worked—and continues to work—intensively with other IRS divisions to create an electronic portal for submission and review of pre-filing registrations and to develop procedures addressing issues and needs related to tax-exempt organizations’ ability to claim the Inflation Reduction Act clean energy credits
  • Completed 877 reviews of tax-exempt hospitals for adherence to IRC section 501(r), with the most common issues found relating to community health needs assessments and financial assistance policies
  • Conducted examinations of organizations claiming the Employee Retention Credit

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