The Best & Worst Ways To File Form 990-N

When you start thinking about how to file your 990-N, what comes up in your mind? Do the letters IRS flash in your head in bright red and dark-ominous music starts playing? Well that is a bit scary, but I have just what you need to turn that 990-N nightmare into a relaxing and wonderful dream. I will show you the best ways to file your 990-N and the worst ways that can turn your 990-N nightmare into a reality.

The Best
I didn’t want to do one of bad news first type deals, so we’re starting with the best.
1. The 990-N App
There is an app for everything, so why not have one for e-filing Form 990-N? The 990-N App is the travel friendly version of and perfect for the nonprofit tax filer on the go. The 990-N app is available for Apple and Android devices. The app is free and so is filing for the current tax year; it’s a win-win my friend. To e-file you will just need some basic business information and confirmation of gross receipts of $50,000 or less.
2. is the best program to use when e-filing your 990-N. The e-filing process is laid out just like the app so it is super easy. The only difference between the app and the site is, is a full service 990 e-filing provider. Meaning, you can find information on the complete Form 990, 990-PF, 990-N, and 990-EZ. Right now, Express990 is providing e-filing for Form 990-N and 990-EZ. More versions of the 990 will be available for e-file very soon. 
The Worst
1. Not Filing 
One of the fastest ways to lose your exempt status is to not file your Form 990-N. The 990-N (e-postcard) is free to file for the current tax year at You can file for previous years too if you need catch up. The only worst way to file your 990-N is to not file at all.
It is a simple list of the best and worst ways to file your 990-N. Mainly because the 990-N is a simple form to e-file. You only need your business information and your gross receipts for your tax year. The 990-N App is great because it doesn’t limit you to one place to file. is quite charming because it provides more information on filing all the different 990 forms and provides e-filing of the 990-N and 990-EZ. E-filing your 990-N is free for the current tax year on both the app and  

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