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Higher Filing Thresholds Doubles for Non-Profits

Posted by William Byrnes on February 16, 2011


Why is this Topic Important to Wealth Managers? Discusses the new income reporting threshold for non-profit organizations.  Provides details on the new level of reporting required on Form 990 for 501(c) organizations.  

Generally the Internal Revenue Code requires the filing of an annual return by exempt organizations. [1]  However, there are certain mandatory exceptions to the annual filing requirement for exempt organizations provided by the Code.  [2] 

Further, the tax law provides that the Secretary of the Treasury, through the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service may relieve exempt organizations from the annual filing requirement if the Secretary determines that such filings are not necessary to the efficient administration of the internal revenue laws. [3]

Before, exempt organizations were relieved from the Form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax) filing requirement for organizations described in § 501(c) (other than private foundations) whose annual gross receipts are normally not more than $25,000. [4]

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How To File for a Non-Profit Status

Posted by William Byrnes on February 4, 2011


What are the tax procedures for requesting exempt status recognition?

Generally, an organization seeking recognition of an exempt status is required to submit the appropriate application.  Specifically, an organization seeking recognition of exemption under § 501(c)(3) \ must submit a completed Form 1023.

What fees are required by those requesting an exempt status?

Generally, an application for exemption under § 501(c)(3) includes a $400 fee for organizations that have had annual gross receipts averaging not more than $10,000 during the preceding four years, or new organizations that anticipate gross receipts averaging not more than $10,000 during the first four years.

Application for exemption under § 501(c)(3) includes an $850 fee for organizations whose actual or anticipated gross receipts exceed $10,000 averaged annually.  For those seeking the $400 fee, the Service also requires the organization to sign a certification with their application that the receipts are or will be not more than the indicated amounts.

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