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IRS Updates, June 2009: New 990 Tips, Mergers and Terminations, and Conferences and Workshops

The IRS posts another set of tips for filers of the new 990, offers guidance on what to tell the IRS if your organization merges with another nonprofit or ceases operations, and announces events for exempt organizations.

Tips for Form 990 Filers

The third of the IRS's tips on the new 990 focuses on governance, which is reported in Part IV. The bottom of the page links to the filing tips archives.

Read the new tips >

Mergers and Terminations

You have to tell the IRS if your organization closes its doors or merges with another nonprofit. The service has just issued a new publication outlining what you need to do. You can also find information on-line.

Download Publication 4779, "Facts about Terminating or Merging Your Exempt Organization" >
Read "Termination of an Exempt Organization" on the IRS Web site >


Workshops for Small and Mid-Sized 501(c)(3) Organizations

June 9, 10, and 11, 2009, Boston, Mass.—members of the IRS Exempt Organizations staff will lead one-day workshops for charitable organizations.

Learn more about the workshops >

Nonprofit Governance Conference

June 23, 2009, Washington, D.C.—the IRS, Georgetown University Law School, and Independent Sector are cosponsoring "Issues of Nonprofit Governance," to be held at the law school.

Learn more about the conference >

IRS Tax Forums

  • July 7-9, 2009, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • July 14-16, 2009, San Diego, Calif.
  • Aug. 4-6, 2009, Orlando, Fla.
  • Aug. 25-27, 2009, New York, N.Y.
  • Sept. 8-10, 2009, Dallas, Tex.
  • Sept. 22-24, 2009, Atlanta, Ga.
The forums include a new seminar, "Weathering the Storm: Helping Exempt Organizations in Troubled Times." Pre-registration is required.

Learn more about the forums >

Suzanne E. Coffman, June 2009
© 2009, GuideStar USA, Inc.

Suzanne Coffman is GuideStar's director of communications and editor of the Newsletter.

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