Schedule J for Form 990 - Compensation Information
- Updated Aug 14, 2023 - 2.00 PM - Admin, Tax990
Nonprofit organizations that file Form 990 may also be required to include Schedule J for reporting more details regarding their members’ compensation to the IRS.
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What is the Purpose of Form 990 Schedule J?
Schedule J is used by organizations to provide a detailed summary of compensation offered to certain officers, directors, individual trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees.
It is also used to elaborate on certain compensation practices that are followed by the organization.
Who Must File Form 990 Schedule J?
Schedule J must be included by organizations that answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part IV (Checklist of Required Schedules), Line 23. This includes
Organizations that reported the compensation of any former officer, director, trustee, key employee, or highest compensated employee on Part VII, line 1a.
Organizations that listed an individual on Part VII, line 1a, whose sum of reportable and other compensation from the organization and related organizations is greater than $150,000.
Organizations that listed an individual on Part VII, line 1a who receives or accrues compensation from any unrelated organization or individual for services provided to the organization.
How to Complete Form 990 Schedule J?
Schedule J has just 3 parts in total, and each of them should be completed by all the applicable organizations.
Part I - Questions Regarding Compensation
In this part, there are a series of "Yes" or "No" questions regarding the compensation practices followed by your organization.
Mention if your organization has offered benefits such as First-class or charter travel, Housing allowance, or residence for personal use, etc., to any of the members you have listed on your
Indicate how the compensation of the organization’s CEO or Executive Director is established. (Example: Compensation committee, Written employment contract, etc.)
Report whether any of the members listed have received payment from change-of-control payment or been part of a supplemental nonqualified retirement plan or an equity-based compensation arrangement.
Only for organizations described under sections 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(29)
- Mention if your organization has paid or accrued compensation contingent on the revenues or net earnings of the organization or related organizations to the members listed.
- Also, mention if your organization follows the rebuttable presumption procedure described in Regulations section 53.4958-6(c).
Part II - Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees
This part comprises a table that requires you to report the compensation details of certain organization members listed on 990 returns, Part VII, Section A.
You aren’t required to report the compensation of
Individuals who aren’t listed on Form 990, Part VII, Section A
Management companies or other organizations providing services to the organization
Highest compensated independent contractors who are listed on Form 990, Part VII, Section B
The details you are required to report include
Name and Title
Breakdown of W-2 and/or 1099-MISC and/or 1099-NEC compensation
- Base compensation
- Bonus & incentive compensation
- Other reportable compensation
Retirement and other deferred compensation
Total of columns (B)(i)–(D)
Compensation in column (B) reported as deferred on prior Form 990
Part III - Supplemental Information
In this part, you are required to provide additional information for some of the answers you have given on the previous parts.
You can also provide a description for any other questions if required.
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