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E-filing your form 990 returns to the irs quickly and accurately. our interview-style process and unique features streamline the e-filing process that requires much less time to complete than paper filing. express990 offers the best in value-based pricing and professionalism. your information remains protected while it is securely transmitted to the irs. you can also invite board members from your account to review and e-sign your 990 form before you send it to the irs.

Steps to E-filing Form 990

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Create a FREE account or sign-in with Express
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Enter basic organization details and select form 990
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Choose tax year period and confirm gross receipt amounts
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Complete the entire form interview section for Form 990
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Review information summary and transmit to the IRS

Whether you're a nonprofit, a political organization, or a non-exempt charitable trust, you need to file Form 990. This annual information return is required under section 501(a).

Who Needs to File Form 990?

Under Section 501(a), most organizations exempt from income tax need to file an annual information return depending on their gross receipts and total assets. If the organization has either gross receipts greater than or equal to $200,000 or total assets greater than or equal to $500,000 they must file Form 990.

When is the Due Date to File a Form 990?

You need to file by the 15th day of the 5th month after your organization’s accounting period ends. If you operate on a calendar year, you need to file by May 15th. If the return is not filed by the due date (including any granted extensions), explain why you didn’t file on time in a separate attachment.

What Are Form 990 Schedules?

In addition to filing Form 990, nonprofits and other tax exempt organizations are subject to disclosure and compliance requirements through schedules attached to form 990.
depending on your organization type you will have to file a specific type of schedule.

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What Types of Organizations do not Have to File?

There are several types of tax exempt organizations that do not have to file. These include: small non-profits, faith-based organizations, subsidiaries of other non-profits, non-profits that aren't in the system yet, religious schools, missions and missionary organizations, state institutions, and government corporations.

How Do I Get More Time to File IRS Form 990?

Submit Extension Form 8868 to apply for an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your tax return. The IRS deadline for exempt organizations is the 15th day of the 5th month from your tax year end date.


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