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  • Pencil Stache
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non-profit taxes
« on: September 05, 2017, 02:02:28 PM »

Does anyone have resources or guides they would recommend for learning about non-profit taxes?
This is in the context of a PTA which is small and not so complicated.

I'm working my way through this NOLO book currently.

Any recommendations on tax filing software?
The book mentioned some web-sites that offer free or discounted tax filing software.


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Re: non-profit taxes
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 03:51:38 PM »
If your gross receipts are less than $50,000 a year then you should be eligible to file a form 990-N, which you can file electronically for free through the IRS.


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Re: non-profit taxes
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 01:46:30 PM »
thanks for the response.  My PTAs have gross receipts above that amount.

Two useful resources I found after finishing the NOLO book.
software to help prepare and file form 990
apparently, Free for organizations with less than $100k in gross receipts.
I'll probably be trying this out in the next few months.

a bunch of different things for me to investigate on this site.
They have discounted software after you pass their non-profit certification.
for example -

They also have some forums which might be a better place for me to post my questions =)

And finally, they are the certification method if you want to apply to