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Chronological History: Redesign of the 2008 Form 990 and Corresponding Instructions

Overview

Release of Redesigned Form 990

On December 20, 2007, the IRS released the new 2008 Form 990 for tax year 2008 (to be filed in 2009 and later years). The new form incorporated comments and suggestions from the approximately 700 e-mails and letters received during the comment period that ended on September 14, 2007.

Instructions to 2008 Form 990

On April 7, 2008, the IRS released for public comment  draft instructions to the 2008 Form 990.

On August 19, 2008, the IRS released the revised instructions that most tax-exempt organizations needed to fill out the 2008 Form 990. The instructions incorporated comments and suggestions from approximately 120 e-mails and letters received during the public comment period that ended on June 1, 2008.

Discussion Draft

On June 14, 2007, the IRS released for public comment a discussion draft of a redesigned Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, filed by most public charities and other exempt organizations.

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