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Form 990 Overview

Annual E-filing for Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations

Form 990 is an annual information return typically filed by organizations with gross receipts that are more than or equal to $200,000 or total assets more than or equal to $500,000. Other organizations such as nonexempt charitable trusts and section 527 political organizations file this form also to receive recognition of exemption from federal income tax under 501(a).

Form 990 Deadline

IRS Form 990 Deadlines are as follows:

Calendar Tax Year Filing

Organizations that operate on a standard calendar tax year of 12 consecutive months (January 1 - December 31) should file annually on May 15.

990 Due Date

May 15th

Fiscal Tax Year Filing

Organizations that operate on a fiscal tax year of 12 consecutive months ending on the last day of any month except December, would file on the 15th day of the 5th month after the last month that concludes their fiscal tax year.

990 Due Date

15th day of 5th month

Note: If your deadline falls on a weekend or National Holiday, your deadline will be the following weekday.

Form 990 Schedules

Certain organizations require schedules and attachments be provided when filing Form 990 online to provide additional necessary information. There are a total of 16 schedules which elaborate on the information found on Form 990.

ExpressTaxFilings supports most Form 990 schedules, which are auto-generated during the filing process based upon the information provided when preparing your Form 990 return with our software.

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Form 990 Amended Returns

Do you need to make a correction to a Form 990 return that you previously filed? No need to worry. You can easily file an amended Form 990 return and correct any information that needs to be changed as well as provide an explanation why the organization needed to amend the Form 990 return.

Note: In order to e-file an amended Form 990, your original return has to be e-filed with ExpressTaxFilings.

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Steps to E-file Form 990

Steps to E-file Form 990

Accurately file your nonprofit tax return yourself with our interview-style process and transmit directly to the IRS.

  • Create an Account or Sign In
  • Enter Organization Details
  • Complete Form Interview
  • Review Organization Information & Audit Report
  • Pay & Transmit Directly to the IRS
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Penalties for not filing Form 990 on time

Failing to file a Form 990 for your organization or filing late without reasonable cause leads to penalties. The penalties would depend upon the value of your gross receipts. Filing late may again invoke legal proceedings against your organization.

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Failure-to-File Form 990 for 3 Consecutive Years

If your organization does not file a Form 990 for three consecutive years, it will be automatically revoked of its tax exempt status. If the organization does not get reinstated as per the required procedure, it will be required to file with the IRS as a taxable organization.

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Extension to File Form 990 Online

Need more time to file? Get 6 extra months filing time with Extension Form 8868

If you find yourself not ready to file your Form 990 return by its upcoming filing deadline, there's no need to worry. Organizations can request an additional six months to file by submitting Form 8868 by the original filing deadline.

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