The legal name of the organization is the primary name by which the organization is listed in IRS records. In addition, the organization may have a "doing business as" (dba) name that it conducts business under. If the organization's dba is on file with the IRS, it will be listed in parentheses below the legal name in the search results. For a subordinate in a group ruling, the name of the central organization or group ruling will be listed first and the name of the subordinate will be listed next in parentheses.
To sort by legal name, click on the icon next to the "Legal Name" column heading. Clicking on that icon a second time will reverse the sort order.