Tax-exempt organizations, nonexempt charitable trusts (that are not treated as private foundations), and section 527 political organizations need to report their organization information to the Federal agency. IRS required them to report through Form 990-EZ.
Among contributors, these 990 forms are considered as a reliable source of information about a particular organization as IRS publish it for public inspection.
Form 990-EZ is the short form of the information return filed annually by the Nonprofits & tax-exempt organizations. The organizations can file if their gross receipts are less than $200,000 and total assets are less than $500,000.
Even if your gross receipts are less than $50,000, you can voluntarily file Form 990-EZ.
You must file Form 990-EZ before the 15th day of the 5th month after the accounting period ends.
Every Nonprofits & Tax Exempt Organization follows any one of the accounting periods Calendar Year, Fiscal Tax Year, or Short Period.
Calendar year: A calendar year accounting period begins on January 1 and ends on December 31.
Fiscal year: If the Nonprofits & Tax exempt organization act under a fiscal year accounting period, which begins on except January 1st and ends on 12 months later.
Short period: A short accounting period is a period of fewer than 12 months. For Ex: If the organization accounting period begins on January 1st & ends before December 31.
In addition, Form 990-EZ requires more detail in the report based on your organization type, income & expenses. This can be done through 990-EZ Schedules. When you file your 990-EZ Form, you need to attach the appropriate schedules as per the requirement.
There is a two way to File Form 990-EZ with the IRS.
Nonprofits & Tax Exempt Organization can either file Form 990-EZ by paper or electronically.
Most of the Organization choose to file Form 990-EZ electronically to avoid the to avoid the usage of a tremendous amount of paperwork & time.
If the IRS requires the Organization to file a return electronically but the organization filed by paper, the IRS considers their return as not filed.
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If you miss to file the 990-EZ return or extension, you will be penalized for late filing.
The organization can correct the return which is filed already with the IRS at any time. You can change or add information to the previously filed return for the same period by filing an amended return.
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