The first three-year deadline for filing returns fell on May 17, 2010. While thousands of organizations did file, a significant number did not. In order to provide relief for these organizations, The IRS has extended this filing deadline to October 15, 2010. To see if your nonprofit needs to file, check the list of organizations at risk of automatic revocation of tax-exempt status.
Organizations with less than $25,000 in annual receipts should file a 990-N (ePostcard). The ePostcard asks only eight questions and is filled out and submitted online. Larger organizations eligible to file a Form 990-EZ must file their past due returns by October 15 and pay a compliance fee.
To help local organizations needing to complete this filings, Cicely Garrett, Atlanta Prosperity Campaign Coordinator with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, will be holding a workshop for area nonprofit groups. Come out and learn how to properly file your Form 990-N and 990-EZ from an IRS Exempt Organizations Agent and local CPA.
Maintaining Your Nonprofit Status: 990 Compliance for Small Nonprofits
When: Tuesday, October 12, 6:00-8:00pm
Cascade United Methodist Church
3144 Cascade Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
For more information, contact Cicely Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is made possible with the support of Cascade Community Services, Inc., Hooper & Honore, LLC, KSTB Enterprises, The Other Parent, Inc., Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, and the Internal Revenue Service.
For more information on the IRS' one-time filing relief for small exempt organizations, visit this section of the IRS web site.
Stephen Sherman, Reference Librarian, Foundation Center-Atlanta