Update Regarding IRS Notification Letter CP259A

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Posted 16 days ago

We’ve listened to your concerns and have consulted with the AOD’s legal counsel, Bodman. Their preferred and recommended response to the CPA259A form is as follows. We apologize for any inconvenience our prior guidance may have caused.


If you have already submitted the CPA259A, we advise you to resubmit the form with a current date, following the instructions below:

  • For #1: See CP259A Response Form image below.


Mark the box in front of “Other reason…” and enter the following text:


[Parish Name] is a church described in IRC Section 170(b)(1)(A)(i), namely a parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, and is exempt from filing an annual information return (Form 990) under IRC Section 6033(a)(3)(A)(I).


IRS CPA259A Form Instructions

  • For #2: Please sign and send this form to us: Please have the pastor sign and date this section.
  • Retain a copy for the parish records and either mail or fax this form back to the IRS as soon as possible.


Please contact your region's Parish Support Services coordinator with additional questions.



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