Tax 990

Form 990 Schedule E Filing Instructions


Schedule E for Form 990/990-EZ - Schools

- Updated August 14, 2023 - 2.00 PM - Admin, Tax990

Schools that file Form 990 or Form 990-EZ may be required to attach Schedule E to report additional information and meet their nonprofit tax filing requirements completely.

In this article, you can find more details about the purpose of and the filing requirements of Schedule E.

Who Must File Form 990 Schedule E?

Generally, the organizations that are organized and operated as Private Schools described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii) are required to attach Schedule E with their Form 990 or 990-EZ.


These organizations must answer “Yes” on Part IV, line 13 of Form 990 (or) Part VI, line 48.

How to Complete Schedule E for Form 990/990-EZ?

Form 990 Schedule E includes two parts that need to be completed by schools.

Part I

This part is comprised of a series of "Yes" or "No" questions regarding how your organization stays in accordance with the guidelines set by the IRS for racially nondiscriminatory policies.

Part I

You are required to report the following information

Whether your school has included a statement summarizing the non-discriminatory policy in charter, bylaws, or any other governing instruments.

Whether your school has included a statement summarizing the non-discriminatory policy brochures, catalogues, and other written communications related to student admissions, programs, and scholarships

Whether your school has made the non-discriminatory policy publicly accessible to all parts of the general community it serves through internet homepage or newspaper or broadcast. (If not, provide an explanation for why it hasn’t)

Whether your school maintains

  • Records describing the racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff
  • Records indicating that scholarships and other financial assistance are provided on a racially nondiscriminatory basis
  • Copies of all brochures, catalogues and other documents related to student admissions, programs, and scholarships
  • Copies of all the materials that your school uses to request contributions

Whether your school is involved in racial discrimination with regards to

  • Students’ rights or privileges
  • Admissions policies
  • Employment of faculty or administrative staff
  • Scholarships or other financial assistance
  • Educational policies
  • Use of facilities
  • Athletic programs
  • Other extracurricular activities

Whether your school receives any financial support from a government entity

Confirmation that your school stays compliant with all IRS requirements regarding racial non-discrimination

Part II - Supplemental Information

You can utilize this part to provide explanations required for some of the questions in the previous part. You can also use this space to provide additional information about any other questions if required.

Part II - Supplemental Information

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