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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Reminder: Don't Include SSN on Form 990-EZ

Despite multiple warning from the IRS, an estimated 20% of tax-exempt organization still include private information, such as Social Security numbers, of their principal officers on their Forms 990. This can prove to be disastrous to both the organization and the officers involved. From harassing phone calls to identity theft, giving out sensitive information poses a big problem. Make sure you’re checking all of your schedules so that nothing is included that shouldn't be.

Since the 990-EZ is a public document, organizations are cautioned against including Social Security numbers when filing. Social Security numbers may accidentally listed when giving information on principal officers or key employees. Ensuring private information stays private is essential to protecting your officers and instilling confidence to your donors. After all, their information may be posted publicly as well.

Don’t be a part of the 20%. Keep your organization in the clear and easily take care of your 990 filing needs by filing with Express990.com.

If you have any questions pertaining to filing Forms 990, don't hesitate to call the Express990 Support team via phone: 704.839.2321 or email: support@expresstaxexempt.com

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