IRS Mandates Electronic Filing of 990 Returns for Tax-Exempt Organizations. E-File Now

Form 990 Deadline


The deadline for filing Nonprofit Form 990 is the 15th day of the 5th month after the end of the organization's tax year.

What is the penalty for not filing Form 990?

Form 990 Overview

Tax Exempt organizations with gross receipts greater than or equal to $200,000 and total assets greater than or equal to $500,000 are required to file Form 990. Form 990 is an annual information return required to be filed with the IRS by tax-exempt organizations classified under section 501(a), certain political organizations and nonexempt charitable trusts. Nonprofit tax filing form is used to report tax-exempt organizations' activities to ensure they're operating within the tax-exempt guidelines. Other information found on Form 990 includes organization finances, governance, certain federal tax filing compliance requirements, and compensation paid to certain people. Additionally, schedules may be required when filing Form 990, depending on the organization's tax-exempt activities.

Requirements to File Form 990

Detailed information required to file Form 990 - Exempt organization should include the Financial details such as revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities, signature and other details including record keeping, rounding off to whole dollars, completing all lines, proper reporting amounts, inclusion of activities and items of disregarded entities and joint ventures, and reporting information from third parties.

Form 990 Schedules

Schedule A Public Charity Status and Public Support Schedule B Schedule of Contributors
Schedule C Political Campaign and Lobbying Activities Schedule D Supplemental Financial Statements
Schedule E Schools Schedule F Statement of Activities Outside the United States
Schedule G Supplemental Information Regarding Fundraising or Gaming Activities Schedule H Hospitals
Schedule I Grants and Other Assistance to Organizations, Governments and Individuals in the U.S. Schedule J Compensation Information
Schedule K Supplemental Information on Tax Tax Exempt Bonds Schedule L Transactions with Interested Persons
Schedule M Noncash Contributions Schedule N Liquidation, Termination, Dissolution, or Significant Disposition of Assets
Schedule O Supplemental Information to Form 990 Schedule R Related Organizations and Unrelated Partnerships

Form 990 - Electronic Filing

form 941-SS

E-filing or electronic filing, is also the preferred method by the IRS. E-filing is the most common way to file Form 990 by tax exempt organizations and tax professionals to file. The IRS can process e-filed returns more faster than paper filing, and electronic forms are easier to prepare. File 990 online with an IRS-authorized, e-file provider is much more secure than sending tax information through the postal mail.

About is an IRS-authorized electronic-filing system that allows tax-exempt organizations to e-file 990 series tax returns with the IRS. With our comprehensive software and easy filing process, provides users with safe and secure e-filing of Form 990, Form 990-EZ, Form 990-N, Form 1120-POL, and Form 8868 that is submitted directly to the IRS.

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Amended Return

Corrections of prior Form 990 filing can be e-filed quickly and easily with our support for amended returns.

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Other Supported Forms

Form 990-N (e-Postcard)

Form 990-N

Filed by organizations with gross receipts less than or equal to $50,000.

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Form 990-EZ (Short Form)

Form 990-EZ

Filed by organizations with gross receipts less than $200,000 and total assets less than $500,000.

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Form 990-PF

Form 990-PF

Form 990-PF is filed by Exempt & Taxable Private Foundations and also by Non-exempt Charitable Trusts which the IRS treats as private foundations.

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Form 990 (Long Form)

Form 1120-POL

Filed by political organizations and certain tax exempt organizations with taxable income remaining after the $100 special deduction for the taxable year.

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Steps to File 990 Online

  • Create an Account or Sign In
  • Enter Organization Details
  • Complete Form Interview
  • Review Organization Information & Audit Report
  • Pay & Transmit Directly to the IRS

Form 990 Extension to File

An organization can request additional time to file Form 990 by submitting Form 8868 by their original deadline. Upon approval, this extension form grants the organization an additional six months to file Form 990.

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