Many tax-exempt organizations must file information returns by May 15

Form 990-series returns are due on the 15th day of the fifth month after an organization’s tax year ends. In 2019, May 15 is the deadline to file for organizations using a calendar year tax year. If you need an extension of time to file, use Form 8868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File an Exempt Organization Return.


IRS is sending back incomplete and incorrect returns  

The IRS sends back Form 990 series returns filed on paper – and rejects electronically filed returns – when they are incomplete or the wrong return. What happens if my Form 990 is missing information or a schedule, or is the wrong return?


Electronic filing is good for everyone

The IRS encourages exempt organizations to file electronically, noting the error rate for electronically-filed returns is only 1 percent. To avoid errors, file electronically using one of the IRS eFile business providers.


Online training for small and mid-size 501(c)(3) organizations

The IRS provides interactive online training to help your organization maintain its exemption at The Virtual Small to Mid-Size Tax Exempt Organization Workshop is a great resource for old and new charities.


IRS Nationwide Tax Forums offer more than continuing education

Educational seminars are just one benefit you get from attending the 2019 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. Others include the Case Resolution Program, opportunities to talk with IRS subject matter experts, workshops and networking opportunities with your colleagues. Register at


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Form 990-series information returns are due May 15