If your nonprofit grossed less than $50K/year, then you likely qualify to file your nonprofit taxes using form 990-N. This is sometimes refered to as the e-postcard. Form 990-N can only be filled out online. It is super easy AND it is FREE!

This video walks you through the basic filing process. It only takes 5 minutes to file your taxes. Pretty awesome, eh?

The filing is done via the IRS website. Here is more info and links:

WHEN TO FILE

Form 990-N is due every year by the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of your tax yearYou cannot file the e-Postcard until after your tax year ends.

Example: If your tax year ended on December 31, the e-Postcard is due May 15 of the following year. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day.

ABOUT FORM 990-N

Information on annual electronic filing requirements for small exempt organizations: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/annual-electronic-filing-requirement-for-small-exempt-organizations-form-990-n-e-postcard

WHO CAN & CANNOT USE FORM 990-N

Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less can satisfy their annual reporting requirement by electronically submitting Form 990-N if they choose not to file Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.

Exceptions to this requirement include:

Organizations that are included in a group return,
Churches, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches, and
Organizations required to file a different return

Here is more info on who is NOT permitted to use FORM 990-N: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/form-990-n-e-postcard-organizations-not-permitted-to-file

START FILING (LOGIN & ACCOUNT CREATION)

Ready to file? Get started here: https://sa.www4.irs.gov/epostcard/

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1 Comment
  1. Sarah 11 months ago

    I eagerly await the day that everyone’s taxes can be done on something the size of a postcard, and not just a small non-profit’s 🙂

    Of course that day is probably never, but hey, a girl can dream…

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