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How to File Form 990-EZ With the IRS

A Note From Aplos

Due to a delay with IRS updates to Aplos, we are unable to provide 990 e-filing within the software at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

You can access historical filings and data for previous 990s filed through Aplos. Filings that failed or were rejected cannot be accessed. Your organization’s fiscal year may differ from the calendar year, so be sure to double-check before submitting your Form 990. For questions, go to the IRS website or call the IRS at 877-829-5500.

Form 990-N: You can electronically file Form 990-N directly through the IRS website.

Form 990-EZ: Local CPA firms may be able to assist you with electronically filing Form 990-EZ, or you can select an approved e-file provider from the IRS list.

How to Prepare Form 990-EZ

For organizations needing to file their Form 990-N and 990-EZ, Aplos is now offering electronic forms. If you are ready, start your e-File now. Aplos e-File takes the tax-exempt organization through the form step-by-step, provides relevant tips and guidance, ensures that all needed information is included, and then submits that return electronically to the IRS. 

If your organization is a nonprofit that needs to file the 990-EZ with the IRS, you have come to the right place. This video will walk you through our eFile product, as well as our simple tool that will help you accurately file your return with the IRS.

  • Learn what you need to correctly file your Form 990-EZ
  • See which organizations are required to file Form 990-EZ
  • Tour Aplos e-File and review how to prepare and submit your return.

Duration: 34 minutes

Start preparing your 990-EZ in Aplos

If you need help categorizing your expenses. Try using this Form 990 expense spreadsheet template or you can use 990 Tags in Aplos to categorize your expense transactions.

Form 990-EZ Filing Deadline & Eligibility

The Form 990-EZ deadline is the 15th day of the fifth month after the close of the organization’s fiscal year. To be eligible to file Form 990-EZ, the tax-exempt organization must have gross receipts of less than $200,000 and assets less than $500,000. For example, if your fiscal year ends December 31, your Form 990 is due May 15 of the following year. Your nonprofit’s fiscal year may be different than the calendar year, so double-check before submitting it.

Contact the IRS at 1(877) 829-5500 for questions regarding your EIN or tax-exempt status.

How to e-File Form 990-EZ With Aplos

Filing Form 990-EZ electronically is included in your Aplos subscription at no additional charge. It is available from the e-File Screen in the software which can be found under Fund Accounting > e-File > Start New Filing.

Start preparing your 990-EZ in Aplos

Aplos also offers free preparation and e-file software of Form 990-N (e-Postcard). This simple online return is eligible for tax-exempt organizations that normally make less than $50,000 in gross receipts. Visit www.irs.gov for more information about annual reporting requirements.

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