Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form 2220 Exempt

Instructions and Help about Form 2220 Exempt

How does a non-profit maintain tax-exempt status annual financial reports must be submitted to the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board the Board of Directors should review the Corporations annual IRS and state filings before submitted often the nonprofit will retain an independent accountant to conduct a review of the organization's financial statements and to issue a report to the Board of Directors which is a less expensive alternative to obtaining a complete audit the nonprofit should hire a professional accountant to help implement a fiscal management system addressing issues such as dual signature requirement on bank accounts regular review of monthly statements by the board and an annual audit the local chapter of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or this California Board of Accountancy x' clearinghouse for volunteer accounting services may be contacted for information on accountants who may provide free services or reduced cost services to nonprofits pursuant to California Government Code section one two five eight six referred to as the nonprofit integrity Act of 2004 a charitable organization with gross revenue of two million dollars or more must obtain independent audits and appoint in audit committee the audited financial statements must be made available for inspection at any time during the existence of the nonprofit organization the IRS or the California Franchise Tax Board may audit the organization to determine tax liability penalties or revocation of tax-exempt status informational returns IRS Form 990 and California FTB Form 199 or 199 n public charities must submit annual filings to the IRS including IRS Form 990 or 990-ez until the return of organization exempt from income tax and an accompanying schedule a within four and a half months following the close of the organization's tax year this is the organization's informational return stating its finances and activities certain organizations are exempt from this violent requirement such as churches and organizations with annual gross receipts of $50,000 or less except for private foundations rather such organizations must file form 990-n which is an annual electronic notice form private foundations must file the more rigorous form 990-pf regardless of their gross receipts the California equivalent for the annual exempt organization return is FTB Form 199 and 199 n unrelated business income tax returns IRS Form 990 and California FTB Form 109 an organization that has annual gross incomes of $1000 or more from unrelated trade or business activities must file IRS Form 990 exempt organization business income tax return in addition to that annual informational return the unrelated business income will be taxed at the same rate as the standard corporation federal income tax moreover if the organization has a significant amount of unrelated business income the IRS may determine that the organization is spending a substantial amount of time on non-exempt activities and investigating it's tax exemption status the California equivalent for the unrelated business income return is FTB Form 109 additional California requirements in California the statement of information by domestic non-profit corporation with a $20 fee must be submitted to the Secretary of State every two years failure to comply will lead to penalty charges in addition every nonprofit public benefit corporation must register with the general's registry of Charitable Trusts within 30 days of receiving its first assets the initial registration form is formed ct1 the corporation must file the registration renewal fee report form our RF 1 with the registry every year nonprofit corporations with revenues of more than $25,000 during the preceding fiscal year must pay an annual registration fee based on a sliding scale also all IRS Form 990 990-ez 990-n or 990-pf and schedules must be submitted to the Attorney General