IRS Form 990 Filing Due November 16, 2020

September 2020

The annual information return (IRS Form 990) for many tax-exempt organizations is due November 16, 2020.  The regular due date for the 990 filing is 4 ½ months after the end of the organizations tax year; for exempt organizations that use the calendar year, that means their 2019 return was due by May 15, 2020.  However, this year, the IRS extended the filing deadline to July 15, 2020, as a result of the administration’s efforts to relieve the filing burden of taxpayers during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many organizations regularly request an automatic six-month extension, however whether an organization made such a request prior to May 15 or prior to July 15, the “the extension date may not go beyond the original statutory or regulatory extension date”.  As such, for any calendar year exempt organizations that requested an extension for their 2019 990 filing, the return is due by November 16, 2020.

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