990 Handbook: A Line-by-Line Approach
Jody BlazekISBN: 0471417815; 9780471417811;
Hands-on guidance to help nonprofits through the tax filing maze Forms 990 provide a wealth of financial and programmatic information to enable government regulators, funders, journalists, and the interested public to measure a nonprofit?s performance. A copy of the forms must be provided to anyone who asks; charities? forms are now posted for public view on the Internet courtesy of Guidestar.org. These forms are the most widely used tools for evaluating tax-exempt organizations. Schools,health and welfare organizations, business leagues, civic associations, museums, parent groups, garden clubs, private foundations, and the myriad of other nonprofit organizations recognized under section 501 of the federal tax code must file this form annually. Clear, correct, and concise preparation of Forms 990-EZ, 990, 990-PF, and 990-T is important, not only as financial documents, but also as a means of communicating an organization?s mission and accomplishment to the public....