Did 20,000 Arts Organizations Just Lose Their Non-Profit Status? | The Internal Revenue Service has been doing a review of non-profit organizations to make sure they’re complying with rules and filing requirements. Yesterday, they yanked that status for 275,000 organizations that failed to file their paperwork in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Americans for the Arts estimates that at least 20,000 of those organizations were arts groups. Not getting that paperwork in might be a sign of larger management issues at those organizations that’s well worth addressing, but this may cause more panic than real fixes.