By Preston A. Jones, CPA, Business Assurance & Advisory Services Manager | Not-for-Profit Team
Form 990 and Form 990-EZ Changes
The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2018-38. This pronouncement modifies the information required to be reported to the IRS on the Form 990 and Form 990-EZ for organizations exempt under Section 501(a), other than those described under Section 501(c)(3). Previously, these organizations were required to disclose the name and addresses of those who contributed $5,000 or more to the not-for-profit organization. This requirement has been removed, so applicable not-for-profits will not be required to complete this portion of their Schedule B. Similarly, organizations described under Sections 501(c)(7), (8), or (10) will no longer be required to provide the names and addresses of those who contributed more than $1,000 during the taxable year to be used for exclusively charitable purposes. Organizations relieved of these obligations will still be required to maintain this information in their own records in order to permit the IRS to examine this information.
The changes described above will apply to information returns for taxable years ending on or after December 31, 2018. Access full pronouncement.
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