May 6, 2019
Authored by: Keith Kehrer
A tax-exempt organization using the calendar-year as its tax year must file a Form 990-series return by May 15th, unless it has filed Form 8868,Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return.
The IRS suggests organizations consider these three tips to help ensure a complete return and reduce the chances we’ll send your return back or need to request additional information:
Issue 1: Report your organization’s correct organization type.Many organizations report the incorrect organization type in Part I ofSchedule A, Public Charity Status and Public Support, which all 501(c)(3) organizations must file with Form 990 or 990-EZ.
Solution: Look at the letter we sent your organization recognizing you as exempt (your “determination” letter) to verify your correctorganizational type.
Issue 2: Employment taxes. Many organizations forget to file required employment tax returns, such as Forms W-2, 940, 941 or 945.
Solution: Learn about employment