Churches, charities and other tax-exempt organizations that paid the federal excise tax on long-distance or bundled telephone service qualify for this year’s one-time telephone excise tax refund, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

With the annual May 15 filing deadline approaching for many nonprofits, the IRS is again urging any of the organizations that paid the 3 percent tax to be sure to request the refund, which is also available to churches and small tax-exempt organizations that don’t normally file annual returns with the IRS.

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