Last Minute Form 990 Filing Tips

Filing Form 990 is easy with TaxBandits It’s a great time of year for nonprofit groups and charity organizations, as it’s the busiest month for giving and thinking of others. However, during all the holiday bliss, don’t forget to file your Form 990!

The deadline is actually coming up on Friday, December 15th. If it slipped your mind, don’t worry, TaxBandits is here to help. Simply use our e-filing guide to instantly complete your Form 990 and transmit it directly to the IRS. We even have a few last minute filing tips to help make the process go by faster.

Last Minute Form 990 Filing Tips

Know Your Deadline

One great tip is to become familiar with your Form 990 deadline, which can change depending on your organization’s tax year. For example, if you’re on a calendar tax year as an organization that operates for 12 consecutive months and ends in December, your Form 990 is due annually on May 15.

That’s five months and fifteen days after the deadline. If your organization has a fiscal tax year, meaning it operates for 12 consecutive months that end in any month besides December, your Form 990 is due five months and 15 days after your tax year ends. If your fiscal tax year ended in July then your Form 990 is due by December 15th.

Get More Time

Now if you do need to file Form 990 this month, we know that it can be a bit of a hassle with the holiday season keeping you busy. Wouldn’t it be nice to just have a little more time to file? Well, you’re in luck because you can file Form 8868 for an automatic 6-month extension!

Form 8868 is used by nonprofit groups, charities, and other tax-exempt organizations to get an extension on their return. By simply filling this form with us by your original Form 990 deadline you will get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your Form 990. Instantly E-File Form 990 online with TaxBandits

Have Your Information Prepared

It doesn’t take long to file Form 990, but the process goes by a lot faster if you have all of your information prepared ahead of time. In order to file you will need your organization details, program services, revenue, expenses, supplemental financial statements, net assets balance sheets, a list of employees, and tax compliance with governance, management, and disclosures.

File With TaxBandits

You don’t need to spend hours trying to figure out complicated forms and you don’t need to hire an expensive accountant to handle your taxes for you. Just create your free TaxBandits account and follow our step-by-step e-filing instructions to complete your Form 990 in a matter of minutes.

We’ve taken the time to design a quick and easy e-filing method that eliminates the time-consuming process of having to deal with extra steps. Plus, we provide helpful text along the way to answer all of your questions!  

We also offer exclusive e-filing features to simplify the entire process. For example, you can use the bulk upload feature to upload all of your information at once. Also, our internal audit check will catch any basic mistakes before your Form 990 is transmitted to the IRS.

We’re Here To Help

If you need any assistance filing Form 990 please don’t hesitate to contact our amazing, US-based TaxBandits support team. We’re standing by to help! Give us a call Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.684.4751. You can also reach us via live chat and through our 24/7 email support at

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