Coronavirus and Charity Registrations: Update for May 8, 2020

May 13, 2020 Guest post by James Gilmer of Harbor Compliance

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State charity offices have been quick to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now concerned with the promotion of public health, these officials are taking steps that impact your nonprofit’s state registrations. In the interest of keeping our clients informed, we are sharing these updates with you.

IRS Form 990 Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

Effective April 9, 2020, the IRS has extended the due date of Form 990 returns. Per Notice 2020-23, if your organization’s deadline for Forms 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF, and 990-BL falls between April 1, 2020 and July 14, 2020, your new extended deadline is July 15, 2020.

For a full list of forms and filing deadlines affected, visit the IRS’s Taxpayer Relief page.

Because many state charitable registration due dates fall on May 15, 2020, organizations with tax years ending June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2020 should pay special attention.

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