Information returns for tax-exempt organization whom tax year close at the end of the calendar year has a May 15th deadline date. Tax-exempt organizations return are due on the 15th day of the fifth month after the close of the tax year. This means if you don't have a calendar year tax year, or your Fiscal year is not a Calendar year then your return is not necessarily due on May 15th its due 5 months after the close of your Fiscal Year. However, if you need more time to file you may qualify to file an extension.
The IRS does impose penalties on some tax-exempt organization whom doesn't not file their return by the due date and those that do not file a valid extension. Remember an extension filed after the due are not allowed.
The filing requirements are as follows:
Failure to file any of the form 990 series for three consecutive years will result in losing your tax-exempt status, automatically. If this happens none of the contributions you receive will be tax- deductible and you may lose donors. All is not lost. You can get your tax-exempt status back and we can help. Contact our office if you find yourself in this situation.
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