GuideStar Definitions

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Field Label

  • Date Generated (Month Day, Year)
  • Time Generated (HH:MM XM EDT)
  • GuideStar EIN - This EIN field is pulled directly from the GuideStar database. It is intended to indicate the historical existence of an EIN, which the GuideStar database archives. If an EIN is returned in this field but not in the IRS BMF EIN field, it is likely that the organization once existed as an exempt entity but no longer does. Use this field as a archival resource only; use the IRS Pub 78 EIN and IRS BMF fields below for pregrant due diligence.
  • GuideStar Org Name - Organization name from GuideStar database
  • GuideStar AKA - Organization AKA, if applicable, from GuideStar database
  • GuideStar Address - Organization address from GuideStar database
  • GuideStar City - Organization city from GuideStar database
  • GuideStar State - Organization state from GuideStar database
  • GuideStar Zip - Organization zip code from GuideStar database
  • Group Exemption Number - If null, this EIN does not operate under a group exemption.
  • OFAC Organization? (Y/ N) - "Y" returned value indicates that the EIN is listed on the Office of Foreign Assets Control Terrorist Watchlist. "N" returned value indicates that the EIN is not on the Office of Foreign Assets Control Terrorist Watchlist

IRS Publication 78 Details
If the EIN is present in the most recent IRS Pub 78, appropriate data will display in this field. If the EIN is not present in the most recent IRS Pub 78, a "null" indicator will be returned for all of the following fields:
  • IRS Pub 78 Organization Name
  • IRS Pub 78 EIN
  • IRS Pub 78 City
  • IRS Pub 78 StateIRS Pub 78 Deductibility Code
  • IRS Pub 78 Deductibility Description
  • IRS Pub 78 Date (Month / Year)
  • IRB Date (Month, Day Year)
  • IRS BMF Organization Name
  • IRS BMF EIN
  • IRS BMF Date (Month Day, Year)
  • IRS BMF Subsection
  • IRS BMF Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
  • IRS BMF Ruling Date (Month Year)
  • IRS BMF Advance Ruling Expiration Date (Month Year)
IRS Business Master File Details
If the EIN is present in the most recent IRS BMF, appropriate data will display in this field. If the EIN is not present, a "null" indicator will be returned for all of the following fields except: IRS BMF Advance Ruling Expiration Date (Month Year)
  • IRS BMF Organization Name
  • IRS BMF EIN
  • IRS BMF Date (Month Day, Year)
  • IRS BMF Subsection
  • IRS BMF Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
  • IRS BMF Ruling Date (Month Year)
  • IRS BMF Advance Ruling Expiration Date (Month Year) - If Advance Ruling Year = 0000, "An Advance Ruling Expiration Date is not applicable to this
    organization, or the organization has already been awarded a final determination by the IRS

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