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November 23, 2020
IRS Helps Nonprofits File Returns and Maintain Exempt Status
Nonprofits whose budget year ends Dec. 31 will need to file their federal tax return by the end of May, and to help them prepare, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service provides free online tools and other resources.

Included is information on annual reporting requirements, how to stay exempt, along with publications, forms, official guidance, and other materials – available by clicking here.

Recorded webinars are also available on 501(c)(3) organizations, other tax-exempt organizations, and the Affordable Care Act.

In addition, the IRS makes available an online mini-course on Tax Information for Charitable Organizations. Topics include information on:
  • Exemption requirements
  • Required filings
  • Allowed political campaign activity
  • Unrelated business income tax
  • Employment taxes
  • Tax information for contributors
Another mini-course on Additional Resources for Benefits Practitioners provides information on retirement plans and 403(b) plans, which nonprofits may find useful.

Massachusetts Links

Be sure to also check out links provided by the IRS on Massachusetts resources. Included are links for:
  • Charities regulations
  • Tax filings
  • T ax filings for political organizations
  • Nonprofit corporation filings
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