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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Search Filing History with e-Postcard Site

As if you needed another reminder that the deadline for tax-exempt organizations operating on calendar tax years to file their version of Form 990 is coming up, we’ve got another one for you: if you’re a tax-exempt organization and your fiscal year operates from January 1 to December 31, the deadline to file your 990 Form is coming up on Monday, May 15!

But today, we mostly wanted to let you know all this so that you can get your past 990 Forms and other filing records in order. While you don’t always need your documents from previous years, it never hurts to have them on hand. In fact, the IRS recommends you hold onto any tax documents for at least up to three years just in case you need them for future filings or in the event of an audit.

Form 990-N filers may arguably have even more reason to know where they can access previous filing records. Tax-exempt organizations that make fewer than $50,000 in gross receipts during the year, aka those who fall under the 990-N filing requirements, technically only have to file Form 990-N every three years - if they qualify for 990-N filing all three years, that is. If a tax-exempt organization goes three years without filing, however, they automatically lose tax-exempt status.

With ExpressTaxExempt’s new online option for 990-N e-filers, epostcard.expresstaxexempt.com, not only can you quickly e-file your Form 990-N, but you can also view your previous filing history with the IRS! It’s simple: all you need to do is visit the site and enter your organization’s EIN into the search bar. On the next screen, you’ll see a summary of your filing history, including whether the IRS accepted or rejected your previous returns. You can then continue along the next few steps to e-file Form 990-N.

If your organization has never filed a Form 990-N with the IRS before or isn’t required to file Form 990-N, you may see a screen that says no results were found. But from this page, you can still create an account with ExpressTaxExempt and continue to e-file a Form 990-N.

Of course, if you have any questions about how to view your filing history or e-file your 990-N, we’re here and happy to help! Just give us a call at (704) 839-2321, send us a live chat, or email us at support@ExpressTaxExempt.com!

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