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Nonprofit Basics: Federal Tax Filing Deadlines and Penalties

May 16, 2023 Podcast
EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. This episode focuses on the importance of meeting the federal tax filing deadlines that apply to charitable organizations.

Most charitable organizations that are exempt from income tax are required to file a federal return on the 15th day of the fifth month after the close of their fiscal year. So for nonprofits that use the calendar year for accounting purposes, that is May 15.

If you haven’t filed yet, don’t despair. Filing for an extension is fairly easy. I’ll also touch on what penalties can apply if your organization fails to meet these filing requirements.

Resources:

Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax

Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax

See Filing Phase-In for more information about which return to file

Form 990-N (e-Postcard), Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations

Form 8868

Tax Relief in Disaster Situations

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses

Revenue Procedure 2014-11 - explains the four procedures an organization may use to apply for reinstatement

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