How To Easily File Your IRS Form 990 Online

Nonprofit team discussing how to easily file Form 990

If you are anything like me, you want to know what you will need to complete a task before starting. Last minute surprises or “Oops, I forgot to mention that” moments throw you into a panic.

If your tax-exempt organization operates on a calendar tax year, your nonprofit tax return deadline is May 15, 2018. It is essential that you have the information you need. Here is how to easily file your IRS Form 990 online

At TaxBandits we will not only save you time but also keep that tax filing headache away.🤦 We have gathered all of the information you need to know about 990 filing and will show you how easy it is to file IRS 990 online.

How To Easily File Your IRS Form 990 Online  

Time is of the essence, so let’s get to it. The type of IRS Form 990 you are required to file is dependent on your organization’s total gross receipts and/or assets. Here’s what information and steps you will need to file and transmit to the IRS Form 990 online:

Form 990-N (e-Postcard)

Steps To File Form 990-N

Information Required To File Form 990-N

  1. Enter organization EIN and review filing history
  2. Select filing year and review Form 990-N summary
  3. Pay and transmit directly to the IRS

Yes, you really can file Form 990-N in just three simple steps!

  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Tax Year
  • Legal Name and Address
  • Various Names of the Organization (if applicable)
  • Name and Address of a Principal Officer
  • Website Address (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of Gross Receipts of $50,000 or less
  • Written Statement if the organization is going out of business

Form 990-EZ, 990, and 990-PF

General Steps To File

Form 990-EZ, 990, and 990-PF

  1. Sign in or create your free account
  2. Add organization details
  3. Complete form interview process
  4. Review information and audit report
  5. Pay and transmit directly to the IRS

Information Needed To File

Form 990-EZ, 990, and 990-PF

  • EIN
  • Legal Name
  • Fiscal year period
  • Current Address
  • Contact number
  • Exemption type
  • List of Officers and Key Employees   
  • Prior year return
  • Contributions for the past 5 years
  • Other Revenue details
  • Expenses
  • Investment Income details
  • Numbers of Employees, Contractors & Volunteers
  • Organization’s Mission
  • Accomplishments for the year (Grants Paid, Projects finished etc.)
  • Donor Advised Fund Information
  • Endowment Funds Information
  • Assets (Art, Historical treasures etc.)
  • Policies
  • Details of Activities

Different 990 Series forms, similar filing process!

Simplicity is at the core of what we do; for that reason, filing Form 990-EZ, 990, and 990-PF have the same steps for its filing process. Enter the correct information for your organization, and you are good to go!

Check out our Form 990 Series Instructional Videos for a step-by-step visual guide to the filing process. Discussion on Filing Form 990 with TaxBandits

Prepare and file your Form 990 online with TaxBandits, the #1 simplified e-filing solution designed for nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. Still, have questions regarding Form 990? No worries; the US-based TaxBandits support team is standing by ready to assist you.

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