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Last Filing Deadline of 2017 is Here!

Attention! Attention! The final Form 990 filing deadline is official here. Nonprofit groups and charity organizations who operate on a fiscal tax year ending in July must file their appropriate 990 Form by midnight tonight in order to stay in compliance with the IRS and avoid expensive penalties during the holiday season. 

Luckily, ExpressTaxExempt supports all 990 Forms and even provides the option for users to file an extension to receive more time to file. 

Filing with ExpressTaxExempt is the most hassle-free way to instantly file your Form 990 and transmit it directly to the IRS. Plus, it gets even better than that!

ExpressTaxExempt & GuideStar Collaboration

ExpressTaxExempt and GuideStar have recently joined forces to enable nonprofits to send their tax returns seamlessly to GuideStar as part of the e-filing process. This partnership will reduce the amount of time it takes GuideStar to obtain this information and make it available to the public, furthering the professional impression a nonprofit makes in terms of trust and transparency.

How To E-file Form 990

Before you start the e-filing process, it’s best to know exactly which form from the 990 series you need to file. There are a few forms to choose from: 

Form 990: The form filed by organizations with gross receipts that are equal to or more than $200k or with total assets equal to or more than $500k. 

Form 990-EZ: This is the Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax. It’s used by organizations with that have less than $200k in gross receipts or less than $500k in total assets. 

Form 990-N: This is the e-postcard for Electronic Notice of Tax Exempt Organizations that aren’t required to file Form 990 or Form 990-EZ. Organizations with gross receipts that are normally less than or equal to $50k are required to electronically file this form. It can’t be paper filed. 

Form 990-PF: This is the Return of Private Foundation and it’s filed by private organizations in the United States. You must include a fiscal list of information and a total list of your grants to complete this form. 

Get Extra Time to File

With Christmas being just a week and some days away, we understand how hectic things may be right now. If you need more time to file, you can quickly e-file extension Form 8868 and receive an automatic 30-day extension. 

We're Always Here To Help

Our U.S.-based customer support team is standing by ready to assist you with any questions that you may have about e-filing Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N or Form 8868. Feel free to contact one of our experts at 704.839.2321. We’re available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. You can also reach us 24/7 via email with support@ExpressTaxExempt.com.

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