I recently started a new not for profit and we have not yet filed our first 990 BUT I see that we are already listed on Guidestar. How would Guidestar have gotten this information? Does the IRS send 1023s to you?
You are very welcome.
The only way your organization would not be listed on GuideStar is if it was not appearing on the IRS Business Master File. GuideStar does not remove organizations from our database. However, organizations that have been removed from the IRS Business Master File for six consecutive months or more will be hidden from the GuideStar public report page. Once your organization has been removed from the IRS Business Master File for six months, basic registered users will no longer be able to view your organizations profile.
Thank you for contacting the GuideStar Community.
We do not receive 1023s from the IRS, however, GuideStar automatically creates a Nonprofit Profile for 501(c) organizations registered with the IRS. We receive monthly updates from the IRS 11 months of the year.
If you would like to request permission to manage your organization's profile, please click on the following link for instructions: Claim/Request Permission to Update your Organization's Profile
Please let us know if you need any further assistance or have any other questions.
Community Support Specialist
thank you - your response was very helpful
does a not for profit that files a 990 have the opportunity to NOT be
listed on Guidestar?
thanks again for the info
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