IRS and CRA - Automatic Verification

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SmartSimple supports automatic verification of organizations with multiple databases such as IRS, CRA, OFAC, or UK Charities.

System Administrators can set up automatic monthly checks of organizations in a certain category or categories against these databases, and save the record of the check as a transaction on the company profile.

Database Check Records on the Company Profile

When configured, this feature will display each check against the online database as a transaction on the Organization profile. Each type of check can be displayed as a different tab.

In the example below, checks against the IRS database are stored under a tab named "Tax Check":

Clicking the Open button will open the specific tax check transaction:

  • The details of the check can be displayed, including the date the check was performed and a notification of whether the record was found on the IRS' database.
  • In this case, a FAIL message was displayed, indicating that the organization was not found on the IRS' database.

From the specific tax check, another check against the online database (in this case, the IRS database) can be performed manually by clicking on the Search button:


To configure this feature:

  1. Click the Transaction Types hyperlink on the Global Settings menu under the Company & Account Settings heading.
  2. Ensure that the appropriate Transaction Type is selected from the Transaction Type selection dropbox (People or Company).
  3. Click on the hyperlinked name of the Transaction Type you want to use to synchronize with the external database.
  4. Select the User Third party Verification Service option.
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  5. Hit the Save button.
  6. You will now see a button at the top of the page named Third Party Verification Mapping. Clicking that button brings you to the following page

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From this page, you can select the custom fields created on the Transaction that will store the values returned from your search of the external database.

The Organization Registration ID setting allows you to select a custom field on the organization profile that will store the result of the search.

Under the Automatic Verification Settings heading you can set the following options:

  • Automatic Checking Schedule: Can be set to N/A, Once a month, Once every two months or Once every three months
  • Automatic Checking Database: You can select from IRS, Canadian Charities and OFAC
  • Automatic Checking As User: This is a drop down field providing a selection of internal users in your system.


  • Automatic IRS Check takes place on the 16th of the month using the schedule specified.

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