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27 Mercer Island nonprofits on IRS revoked 501c3 status list

Twenty-six Mercer Island nonprofit (501C3) organizations have had their tax-exempt status revoked by the IRS. A list published by the IRS on June 9, 2011 contains the names of organizations that have had their federal tax-exempt status automatically revoked for failing to file an annual information return or notice with the IRS for three consecutive years.

Over 7,100 such organizations have had their tax-free status revoked in Washington State this past year. The IRS believes the vast majority of these organizations are defunct.

The organizations based on Mercer Island include the well-known and the obscure. A half dozen have post office boxes for their addresses, and many are residential addresses. Others are apartments or small offices. The IRS is providing guidance on how those affected organizations still in existence can apply for reinstatement of their tax-exempt status, including retroactive reinstatement.

The names of the organizations are:

• Can Do

• Thortonview Community Association

• NW Charter of the American

• Korean Methodist Service Ministry

• Trinity Housing Association

• Northwest Children’s Academy

• Hunt Alumni Association

• ‘Caritas’

• Love Begins at Home

• Mercer Island Women’s Club

• Flight Plan

• US Cruise Association

• The Strivers

• Van Diest Ministries

• Mercer Island Volunteer Firemen

• Junior Chamber of Commerce

• Tommie Rochester Fund

• West Coast Mineral Association

• High Reach Press

• Star Foundation

• National Association of Miniature

• East Shore Singles

• Seattle Thunderbird Fleet

• Kolobox Arts Inspiration Association

• Designing Tomorrow Today

• Freedom Master Mission

Learn more

To learn how to have nonprofit status reinstated, visit www.irs.gov/charities.

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