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Form 990 Deadline for Nonprofit Organizations

- Updated May 07, 2024 - 2.00 PM - Stephanie, Tax990

Nonprofit Organizations that obtained tax-exempt status from the IRS should e-file Form 990 annually to report their financial information and activities during the tax year.

Based on their financial status and primary source of funding, they are required to file the applicable 990 series return annually.

Not sure which 990 form to file? Check out the filing requirements for your nonprofit.

When is Form 990 Due?

The due date for filing IRS Form 990 is the 15th day of the 5th month following the end of your organization’s tax year.

Your Form 990 due date will vary based on the accounting period followed by your organization.

  • If your organization follows a Calendar tax period (January 1 - December 31), then the due date is
    May 15, 2024.
  • If the organization follows a Fiscal tax period (with an ending date other than December 31), the due date is the 15th day of the 5th month following the end of your accounting period.

This due date applies to all the 990 Series of Forms except 990-T. Find out when 990-T is due

Upcoming 2024 Form 990 Deadline:

  • For organizations with an accounting tax period starting on February 01, 2023, and ending on January 01, 2024, Form 990 is due by June 17, 2024.
  • If your organization filed an 8868 extension on December 15, 2023, then your Form 990 extended deadline is June 17, 2024.

When is Form 990-T Due?

The deadline for Form 990-T varies depending on the type of organization it is filed for.

Type of Organization Organizations Due Date
  • Employees' trusts, defined in section 401(a), IRAs (including SEPs and SIMPLEs), Roth IRAs, Coverdell ESAs
  • Trusts defined in Section 408(a)
    (Archer MSAs)

Form 990-T must be filed on or before the 15th day of 4th month. If your organization follows a calendar tax year, the due date is April 15, 2024.

  • Other nonprofit organizations (Except section 401(a) and 408(a) trusts)

Form 990-T must be filed on or before the 15th day of the 5th month. If your organization follows a calendar tax year, the due date is
May 15, 2024.

What happens if you fail to meet the 990 filing deadline
for 2024?

If you fail to file a 990 return within the due date, you must pay a penalty of $20/day for each day
the return is late.

The penalties may also be imposed on organizations that didn’t report all the information required on the 990 return or reported incorrect information. Click here to learn more about form 990 penalties.

Is There an Extension for the 990 Deadline?

  • Yes! If you need additional time to file your 990 return, you can request a 6-month extension by filing Form 8868. This is applicable to all 990 series forms except 990-N.
  • The IRS does not require an explanation for an extension request. You will be provided with an automatic 6-month extension when you file Form 8868.
  • Form 8868 should be filed on or before the actual 990 due date, which means you must file 8868 on or before the 15th day of the 5th month after your organization’s accounting period ends.
  • For Instance, if your organization follows the Calendar tax year, then the deadline to file a 990 extension is May 15th.
  • Upon the acceptance of your 8868 form, your extended 990 deadline will be November 15, 2024.

Find Your Actual and Extended 990 Deadlines for the 2023 Tax Year

Tax Year End Date Form 990 / 990-EZ /990-PF / 990-N Due Date Extended 990 Due Date
(If you have filed an extension)
01/31/2024 06/17/2024 12/16/2024
02/29/2024 07/15/2024 01/15/2025
03/31/2024 08/15/2024 02/15/2025
04/30/2024 09/16/2024 03/17/2025
05/31/2024 10/15/2024 04/15/2025
06/30/2024 11/15/2024 05/15/2025
07/31/2024 12/16/2024 06/16/2025
08/31/2024 01/15/2025 07/15/2025

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