The IRS today publicly released a final adverse determination letter in which it was concluded that an entity functioning like a “food co-op” did not qualify for tax-exempt status pursuant to section 521, as available for eligible cooperatives.
Read LTR 201835010 [PDF 1.18 MB] (released August 31, 2018, and dated June 5, 2018).
An entity was formed in part to provide local food producers and consumers with a year-round market for buying and selling goods and services. The entity requested exemption from federal income tax as a cooperative.
In issuing a final adverse determination, the IRS noted among the following items:
Based on these and other factors, the IRS concluded the entity was not a farmers' cooperative pursuant to the rules under section 521.
For more information, contact KPMG’s National Director of Cooperative Tax Services:
David Antoni | +1 (267) 256-1627 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Associate National Director of KPMG’s Cooperative Tax Services:
Brett Huston | +1 (916) 554-1654 | email@example.com
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