Rotary club IRS deadline 15 November
Greetings from Rotary and we hope this email finds you well.
Your Club and District Support (CDS) team is contacting you with an important and time-sensitive message for your clubs.

Please communicate this message to all U.S. clubs at your earliest convenience.

Every Rotary club in the U.S. and its territories must file annually with the IRS, regardless of gross receipts, or they risk losing their tax-exempt status.
For most clubs, the deadline is 15 November, if their tax year follows the Rotary year.
Whether a club is under Rotary International’s 501(c)(4) group exemption or is independently tax-exempt, the IRS requires that all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and its territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) file an annual information return. The only thing that is dependent upon gross receipts for the year is the version of the Form 990 a club must file. For more information, please see Frequently asked questions about annual reporting requirements for exempt organizations at

It is important that clubs comply with IRS requirements. Please note, Section 6033(j) of the Internal Revenue Code automatically revokes the tax exemption of any organization that fails to file for three consecutive years. Please see

Please distribute our attached, newly updated IRS Guidelines for U.S. Rotary Clubs document, which will answer many of the general questions you have about Rotary clubs and the IRS. Please direct any specific questions regarding your club’s tax-exempt status or reporting requirements to local counsel, your tax adviser, or the IRS at or +1-877-829-5500

Please communicate this time-sensitive, important message and attachments to all U.S.-domiciled clubs in your district, at your earliest convenience, so they do not miss the 15 November deadline.

Thank you for your attention to this important reminder.


Your CDS Team