Don’t Miss the December 15th 990 Series Return Deadline!

File your return now with ExpressTaxExempt!

Nonprofits that have tax-exempt status with the IRS do have obligations to the IRS, including filing an annual Form 990 or other 990 series information return.

The December 15th 990 series return deadline is only 3 business days away! If this is your return deadline, it’s time to start filing. ExpressTaxExempt is here to help you with the filing process, answer any questions, and file your return on time!

Who Needs to File by December 15th? 

The organization’s that need to file a 990 series return for the December 15th deadline include: 

  • Organization’s whose tax year ended on July 31, 2021 
  • Organization’s whose original 990 series deadline was June 15th, but filed Form 8868 and received a 6-month extension

Which 990 Form Should I File?

When it comes to meeting your deadline, there are quite a few 990 series forms. The IRS requires different forms based on your organization’s size, function, and gross receipts. Click here to check your requirements with our free Form 990 finder.

ExpressTaxExempt supports e-filing for Forms 990-N, 990-EZ, 990, 990-PF, 990-T, CA Form 199, 1120-POL, and extension Form 8868. ExpressTaxExempt supports most of the Schedules for Form 990. These Schedules are auto-generated depending on the information provided when preparing your nonprofit Tax Form 990 return with our software.

What Information Do I Need to File My Return?

To complete a 990 series return, you will need to have your organization’s identification information readily available. This includes your employer identification number, organization name, address, and mission statement. You will also need to provide information about your program service accomplishments, officers, directors, trustees, and key employees.

You will also have to provide your financial information when you file a 990 series return. Be ready to report all your revenue, expenses, and assets.  

Can I Request an Extension?

We know December is a busy month, so if your organization needs additional time to file your return, we’ve got you covered!

If your organization needs more time to file your return, you have until December 15th to file an extension. Nonprofits can extend their 990 series return deadline once each year. If you file Form 8868, you can receive an additional 6 months to file any 990 Form except 990-N. You can file Form 8868 with ExpressTaxExempt quickly and easily!


Don’t wait until the last minute! File your 990 series return with ExpressTaxExempt before December 15th and meet your IRS deadline easily. 

When you file with ExpressTaxExempt, you can choose between form-based and interview-style filing for the most convenient Form 990 filing process. You’ll also get access to internal error checks, instant notifications on your return’s status, and great, live customer support. Check out some of our other helpful features here!

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