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Three Tips to Help You File a More Complete Form 990-Series Return

A tax-exempt organization using the calendar-year as its tax year must file a Form 990-series return by May 15th, unless it has filed Form 8868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return.

The IRS suggests organizations consider these three tips to help ensure a complete return and reduce the chances we’ll send your return back or need to request additional information:


IRS Tips for Form 990 Filers

Exactly one month from today, millions of nonprofits will face the filing deadline for their annual information returns, i.e., IRS Form 990-N, 990-EZ, 990, or 990-PF. With that deadline in mind, we thought it would be a good time to share the IRS’s tips for 990 filers.


ExpressTaxExempt Launches Collaboration with GuideStar to Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Organizations Granted New Opportunities with ExpressTaxExempt & GuideStar Partnership

SPAN Enterprises, parent company of ExpressTaxExempt, is excited to announce the launch of Express990 in collaboration with GuideStar. Express990 allows nonprofits to seamlessly export their completed IRS Form 990, 990-EZ, and 990-PF returns to be viewed on GuideStar.


GuideStar Adds First Wave of Form Year 2016 Nonprofit Data!

At GuideStar we generally talk about nonprofit data in terms of fiscal year. But our users—seeing the form year in the upper corner of the 990—often ask us, “What’s the difference between fiscal year and form year?”