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Don't Forget About The February 15 Deadline


The February 15th filing deadline is here!

Hopefully you enjoyed some beautiful flowers, edible arrangements, or received heartfelt cards and gifts yesterday for Valentine's Day.

While the bliss of Valentine's Day lingers, there's a major tax filing deadline for tax exempt organizations that must be handled today.

Don't Let Cupid Make You Forget About the February 15th Tax Deadline


What is a Form 990? 

Form 990 is an informational tax form provided through the IRS that is filed annually by most tax-exempt organizations and used to give the IRS a detailed snapshot of the activities, finances, and governing body of an organization.

There’s even a section on the Form that allows organizations to list its accomplishments over the previous year to justify its continuous need for tax exemption.

The deadline to e-file Form 990 Series varies. 

Your due date is dependent upon the type of tax year in which the organization operates – calendar tax year or fiscal tax year.

Organizations that operate on a calendar tax year (January – December) have an annual filing deadline of May 15.

Fiscal tax year organizations whose tax year consists of 12 consecutive months and ends any month besides December, have a deadline on a different month. 

Does My Organization Need To File Today?

If you’re wondering if your organization needs to file by the February 15th deadline, you need to know this…two types of organizations required to file include:

  • Organizations whose fiscal tax year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30 are required to file Form 990 by the February 15th tax deadline, and 
  • Organizations with a tax year which ended on March 31 with an original filing date of August 15 but filed a 6 month extension.
Your organization can easily meet the February 15th tax deadline by e-filing

IRS Form 990 with ExpressTaxExempt!


Which Form in the 990 Series Should I File?

There are a few options when it comes to which form to file in the 990 Series.

Let’s be honest here, there’s nothing worse than being stressed out during tax time and not knowing which form to file for your organization.

You don’t want to ask your peers because they may question your capability to file accurately.

And you definitely don’t want the Board of Directors giving you a side eye the next time you meet.

ExpressTaxExempt alleviates the worry and concern of missing the 990 deadline or even filing incorrect information by providing you with all of the tools and forms that you’ll need to file properly.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Form 990 Series:

Form 990-N (e-Postcard)

Form 990-N (e-Postcard) is filed by tax exempt organizations with gross receipts less than or equal to $50,000. 

Form 990-EZ

Tax exempt organizations with gross receipts that come to less than $200,000 and $500,000 in total assets file Form 990-EZ

Form 990

Typically filed by tax exempt organizations with more than or equal to $200,000 in gross receipts or total assets more than or equal to $500,000.

Form 990-PF

Form 990-PF is filed by Exempt & Taxable Private Foundations as well as Non-exempt Charitable Trusts which the IRS treats as private foundations. 

Each of these forms can be completed with the simplified filing process of ExpressTaxBandits. Are you swamped with work and just don't have time to file today? No problem. Just take a few moments to file Extension Form 8868 and receive an automatic filing extension of 6 months to file your return! 

Keep Your Tax Exempt Status Through ExpressTaxExempt

We know of the perfect way to maintain tax exempt status for your organization.

You guessed it...just file with TaxBandits! We offer easy e-filing for 990 Forms so you can quickly file the correct 990 Form for your organization.

Follow the simple step-by-step guide to create your free account, and enter basic information about your organization.

After completing the form interview, review your information and audit report, pay for your form, and transmit it directly to the IRS.

Complete the entire process in 5 simple steps!

We have countless success stories for last minute filing. Don’t hesitate any longer. File today


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