Never Miss Another 990-EZ Deadline

Never Miss Another 990-EZ Deadline

Oh no, your 990-EZ deadline is fast approaching! Thankfully, deadlines are nothing new for you if you’re a nonprofit financial officer. Meeting the demands of your overflowing calendar has become second nature to you. And, as it turns out, meeting deadlines has a...

What is the IRS Form 990-N and What Does It Mean for Me?

Are you intimidated by the IRS 990-N tax form for non-profit organizations? The 990-N Form, or e-Postcard, was designed for beginning and small nonprofit organizations. It keeps things simple for you. If you’re considering starting a nonprofit but are intimidated by...
It Takes 5 Minutes to Finish the IRS 990 Form.

It Takes 5 Minutes to Finish the IRS 990 Form.

Here’s What Else You Can Do in that Time… It turns out a lot, actually. When your nonprofit organization takes advantage of an IRS-authorized tax e-filer like File990, an unexpected problem is created… You end up with a lot of free time on your...
Nonprofit Tax Resources for the Resourceful

Nonprofit Tax Resources for the Resourceful

Finding tax resources for your nonprofit may not be as simple as you thought. Laws change, state guidelines shift, and new information is always being added by both nonprofits and for-profit companies to help you best grow your organization. How do you know where to...

Form 990 EZ: How Easy Is It?

In 2018, the Internal Revenue Service published its most recent instructions guide for the 990 EZ form. It’s 47 pages long. That doesn’t feel very easy.  Yet in most circumstances, the Form 990 EZ is easy, especially if you have the right tools in your...
What is the IRS Form 990?

What is the IRS Form 990?

Ah, the IRS form 990. It keeps some financial officers in the nonprofit industry up at night. Others sleep like a baby. What’s the difference? Why does this big, bad tax document worry some and not others? It’s all in how prepared you are for your annual tax filing. ...
What are the Most Common 990 Filing Deadlines?

What are the Most Common 990 Filing Deadlines?

Taxpayers know the date when personal tax returns are due each year: April 15. Partnerships, sole proprietorships, S corporations, and other legal structures are also bound to the normal tax day deadline. But for nonprofits, the rules are different. In fact, different...
Where Can I Find Form 990 Instructions?

Where Can I Find Form 990 Instructions?

You can find the most recent Form 990 instructions here. There. That was easy. But wait–there’s more! Much more, in fact. Once you open the instructions, you may notice that there is A LOT to digest.  All in all, the IRS 990 instructions for the full version of...
Why is the 990 N Called the e-Postcard?

Why is the 990 N Called the e-Postcard?

A postcard is nothing new.   In fact, the first government-produced postcard in the United States was issued on May 1, 1873. Over the past 146 years, tourists have used them to send notes home from vacations, students away at school have dropped a few lines to their...
Non Profit Taxes for Newbies

Non Profit Taxes for Newbies

Remember when you first learned to drive a car? Driving for the first time, whether it was around the block on in busy traffic, can be daunting. That’s because tasks often seem overwhelming when you attempt them for the first time. You lack the experience to...