Nonprofit organizations will need to reapply for tax-exempt status in the District of Columbia every five years, according to a city tax auditor quoted by Bloomberg BNA.

Priscilla Wicker, a tax auditor with the District’s Office of Chief Financial Officer, reportedly told a DC Bar audience this week that the city is going to start requiring tax-exempt organizations to resubmit their exemption application every five years. Wicker said that notices explaining the new requirement will be mailed to exempt organizations soon. Groups can resubmit the FR-163 exemption application up to 60 days before their current application is set to expire, Bloomberg reported.

It’s not clear from the Bloomberg article whether certain tax-exempt organizations might be excluded from the requirement, but ASAE is working to obtain more details about this new requirement.

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