Don’t Miss Your Filing Deadline: Keep Your Tax-Exempt Status

Form 990-N e-filers and nonprofit organization leaders, don’t miss an important upcoming deadline for tax exempt organizations. Organizations that operate on a fiscal tax year may need to file their return by Monday in order to keep their current tax exempt status. 

Form 990-N is due every year by the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of your tax year. For those that have a fiscal year that ended in February or March, your filing deadline is right around the corner: 

-February 28/29 (Fiscal Tax Year End Date) — Due on Monday, July 17 (July 15 falls on a weekend) 
-March 31 (Fiscal Tax Year End Date) — Due on Tuesday, August 15
Click Here to file your organization’s Form 990-N (e-Postcard) 
Filing Form 990-N (e-Postcard) is extremely easy and can be completed in three simple steps with ExpressTaxExempt:  
  1. -Search Organization’s EIN
    • Enter your Employer Identification Number (EIN) to view filing history and e-file your Form 990-N to the IRS. 
  2. -Select Filing Year
    • Choose the available tax year from your filing history list to e-file and create an account to review your filing details. You can also update any of your organization information if necessary. 
  3. -Review & Transmit to the IRS
    • Complete payment information and transmit your e-Postcard to the IRS instantly. You can review your payment receipt or summary of your e-Postcard once you transmit your return. 

Although there is no penalty for filing Form 990-N late, organizations that fail to file for three consecutive years will automatically lose their tax-exempt status. If things are hectic for you right now, no need to worry. You can simply file an extension with ExpressExtension and receive an extra 6 months to file. 

Take advantage of our useful Fiscal Tax Year Filing Calendar chart below to find out when your Form 990-N is due: 
Tax Year Begin Date
Tax Year End Date
Form 990 Deadline
January 1
December 31
May 15
February 1
January 31
June 15
March 1
February 28/29
July 15
April 1
March 31
August 15
May 1
April 30
September 15
June 1
May 31
October 15
July 1
June 30
November 15
August 1
July 31
December 15
September 1
August 31
January 15
October 1
September 30
February 15
November 1
October 31
March 15
December 1
November 30
April 15

As always, feel free to contact our support team of e-file experts at 704.839.2321 for any questions or help with your e-filing experience. We’re here to assist you Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST or feel free to reach us 24/7 via email at

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