Traditional paper filing for Form 990 can take hours to complete – fortunately, modern technology has provided a simplified e-filing process for exempt and nonprofit organizations to save time, securely file taxes online, and transmit nonprofit tax returns directly to the IRS. Here is how technology enhances the IRS Form 990 filing process.
The days of spending countless hours completing a Form 990 by hand are fading fast. E-filing IRS Form 990 is very simple; it can be completed in five steps or less. Before you begin e-filing for your organization, it is important to understand which version of the IRS Form 990 Series you are required to file.
There are four variations of IRS Form 990 included in the Form 990 Series. Each form provides information on specific types of exempt organizations. Select the appropriate 990 Form based on the following credentials:
Let’s be honest, there is nothing worse than starting your Form 990 and having to come to a screeching halt because you are unable to find an important piece of information. Staying organized and knowing what information you need prior to e-filing helps to keep things simple. Here is the required information needed to file IRS Form 990 nonprofit tax returns:
Yes, you really can quickly file Form 990-N in just three simple steps!
E-filing IRS Form 990 with an IRS-authorized e-filer removes the hassles of paper filing, and we don’t mean just papercuts. E-filing provides a simplified interview-style process for you to complete your return. Each return is also reviewed through built-in audits to ensure error-free filing. While many IRS Form 990 e-file services charge extra for required schedules, e-file providers such as TaxBandits automatically generate these and help you complete them while filing.
E-filing with a comprehensive software also helps to keep your organization in good standing with the IRS all year. Plus, when you file your Form 990, 990-N, 990-EZ, or 990-PF with TaxBandits, upon approval from the IRS, we will instantly send your nonprofit tax returns to GuideStar to be shown on their database. Instead of waiting months for your form to be processed and then transmitted, GuideStar will immediately publish your information once it is IRS approved.
Need an Extension to File Form 990?
If you have a lot on your plate and need more time to file, simply e-file a 990 extension.
Tax-exempt organizations can conveniently e-file Form 8868 and receive an additional six months of time to file IRS Form 990. There is one catch. Extension Form 8868 must be filed by the original due date of your organization’s 990 filing deadline. Follow the steps below to e-file a tax extension for your organization today.
Easy, right? Begin e-filing and forget about IRS penalties or the headache of filing nonprofit tax returns for hours. Get started today to experience how easy it is e-filing IRS Form 990!
Austin A.H. Jefferson is Content Marketing Manager for TaxBandits. TaxBandits is an authorized IRS e-file solution designed with small businesses and nonprofit organizations in mind.