gwlf wizard non-profit new

This form searches the IRS database for your charity. There are two ways to perform the search, by "tax-id" (EIN), or by name. The EIN is a nine-digit number, often displayed in the form 12-3456789.

Enter either an EIN or some search words in the boxes below, then click "search".

A note on non-profits with no EIN: this is possible for several reasons. Schools, churches, and government entities are tax-exempt by definition, and can take donations without an IRS tax-id. Also, new non-profits with a pending application can accept donations for up to a year before recieving a ruling from the IRS.

If you are unable to find your non-profit in the IRS database, then check the "No tax-id" box below, and click "search". You will immediately be taken to a blank form where you can fill in all the details without needing an EIN.

Enter tax-id
Enter name
No tax-id (e.g. school)

The results of your search appear below. If you see your charity, click on the link and you will be taken to a page where you can edit the details.