Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Time To Check Those Deaf Groups For Charity Status



Lately I've been tipped to a number of large deaf groups that have lost their charity status 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. And as aggravating, they're still soliciting contributions and claiming theyre tax deductible.

It's high time we all started checking on the status of deaf non-profits.

Listed below are some tools you can use to check them out.

Internal Revenue Service
http://www.irs.gov/charities/index.html

California Attorney General's Charity Registration
http://www.ag.ca.gov/charities/

Guidestar
http://www.guidestar.org/

Better Business Bureau
http://www.bbb.org/

Network For Good
http://www.networkforgood.org/Default.aspx

California Business Portal
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/business.htm

Check them out before you donate money to them.

Richard