CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Nitro Convention and Visitors Bureau has been operating without tax-exempt status since December, but its treasurer is working to resolve the situation and does not believe the lapse will cause problems.
Treasurer John Young met with an Internal Revenue Service agent Thursday morning to discuss the issue. Young said he gave the agent the bureau's 990 forms, which are essentially a tax return for a non-profit agency.
The matter should be quickly resolved now that the paperwork has been turned over, Young said.
"She said it shouldn't be a problem," he said. "It should be fixed soon."
Young is also sending copies of the 990 forms to the IRS via certified mail to ensure that the paperwork is received.
Both Young and Nitro Mayor Dave Casebolt said they received notification of the revocation on Monday.
Casebolt is unsure if IRS notification letters had been sent elsewhere prior to Monday.
Young accepted responsibility for the revocation.
The certified public accountant said he was unaware that a convention and visitors bureau was required to submit 990 forms to the IRS to keep its non-profit status.
"I should have filed the forms," he said. "I just didn't think I had to."