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What are some tips for filling out IRS form 990-N?

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One tip for filling out IRS Form 990-N is to collect all necessary information about the organization in question beforehand to make the filing process efficient. Another tip is to make sure to fill out the form and file it on time each year, since failing to file the form for 3 years in a row can cause the organization to lose its non-profit status and have to pay fees to get it back, warns Nolo.

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The IRS Form 990-N, known as an e-Postcard, may be filled out on the Form990.org website and submitted electronically to the IRS. Users first make an account on the site using the company's employer identification number, or EIN. After logging in, the form asks for the legal name of the organization and any other names it goes by. The mailing address, EIN and the company's website address are also requested, although the latter is optional. Finally, the form asks for the principal officer's name and address, the annual tax year of the organization and if the organization has gross receipts of $50,000 maximum over the past 3 years or if the organization's no longer in business. Before submitting to the IRS, download and print a copy of the form for record-keeping. If the IRS denies the submission, the user will be notified of what went wrong, states Nolo.

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