Hey nonprofits and tax-exempt groups, we hope you’re prepared to file your Form 990 because today is a major deadline day. It’s important to file in order to avoid major penalties and to maintain your tax-exempt status.
Now you may not need to file your Form 990 by today, November 15, because the deadline varies based on when your tax year ends. That’s why we’re going to go over exactly when you need to file. Also, if you do need to file by midnight tonight, don’t worry, TaxBandits will help you complete your Form 990 and transmit it directly to the IRS.
Is Your Form 990 Due On November 15th?
The Form 990 deadline is the 15th day of the 5th month after your tax year ends. That means for organizations with a calendar tax year that ends in December the 990 deadline is on May 15th.
However, if you have a fiscal tax year, meaning your tax year consists of 12 consecutive months and ends any month besides December your deadline is in a different month. For example, if your tax year ended in February then your 990 deadline is on July 15th, which is 5 months and 15 days after the tax year ended. Also, if your tax year ended in June then your deadline is on November 15th.
Remember, if your Form 990 was due in may and you used Form 8868 for an automatic 6-month extension on your Form 990, then your time is up! 6 months has officially passed and you need to file by November 15 at midnight!
How To E-File Form 990
If you need to file Form 990, simply head to TaxBandits to e-file online in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is follow the easy step-by-step filing guide. We offer Form 990, Form 990-N (e-Postcard), Form 990-EZ, Form 1120-POL, and Form 990-PF, so you can quickly file the correct form by the deadline and comply with the IRS.
To get started is create your free TaxBandits account with your email address or personal password. Then you will select Create New Form and select which 990 form you would like to file.
Next, you will enter the basic information for your organization such as the name, address, EIN (Employer Identification Number). After that, you will select the tax year you are filing for. You can file for previous years.
Then you will complete the form interview which includes questions such as the year your organization was founded, what state it was founded in, your tax-exempt status type, gross receipts, and more.
Once you’ve entered all of your information view your review summary to make sure that it’s correct. Then an internal audit check will be performed to catch any basic errors. Click ‘Edit’ to change any of your information.
When you’re ready, pay for your form and transmit it directly to the IRS and last but not least, relax, because you’re done with Form 990 until next year.
We’re Here To Help
If you need any assistance e-filing your Form 990 please don’t hesitate to contact the dedicated, US-based TaxBandits support team. We’re available over the phone Monday – Friday at 704.684.4751. We also offer live chat and you can take advantage of our 24/7 email support at support@TaxBandits.com. Extra hours of support will be offered during the deadline day.