Issue Number: 2005-03
Inside This Issue
- Registration Opens for EO Tax Law Workshops
- e-File for Private Foundations
- Other e-File News
- New Survey Feature for Subscribers to IRS E-mail Lists
1. Registration Opens for EO Tax Law Workshops
Registration is now open for the IRS Workshops for Small and Mid-Sized Tax Exempt Organizations. The day-long workshops, which will be offered this spring and summer in Houston, New Jersey, San Francisco, Cleveland, Arlington, VA and Charlotte, NC, provide an overview of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and continues with more in-depth discussions of activities that can jeopardize exempt status, unrelated business income and gaming, employment issues, recordkeeping and disclosures, and an overview of Form 990.
The cost of the workshop is $30 per participant, which includes all books and reference materials. Space is limited – to view the workshop schedule and agenda and to register online, visit the IRS Workshop Registration Web site.
2. e-File for Private Foundations
With the January release of the electronic Form 900-PF, e-File is available for tax-exempt private foundations.
Check the Approved IRS e-File Providers listing for information about software providers offering electronic filing for Form 990-PF and other electronic filings by tax-exempt entities, including Forms 990, 990-EZ, 1120-POL, and the extension Form 8868.
3. Other e-File News
Under recently issued temporary and proposed e-File Regulations, organizations with total assets of $100 million or more and more than 250 filings are required to file annual exempt organization returns electronically beginning in 2006 (tax year 2005), and private foundations will be required to file electronically beginning in 2007. Future plans for electronic filing include the availability of the State Retrieval System in 2006, and the Form 990-T (Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return) available in 2007.
4. New Survey Feature for Subscribers to IRS e-mail Lists
Subscribers to IRS e-mail lists, including EO Update, now have an opportunity to provide feedback to the IRS via occasional voluntary surveys.
While there are no specific plans for a survey at this time, this new feature will allow the IRS to gather information from interested users about the resources and services taxpayers want, obtain feedback on current offerings, and other information.
Participation in surveys is voluntary and anonymous. Subscribers may elect to participate in IRS surveys when they subscribe to any IRS e-mail list; as a current subscriber, you will automatically be included in any surveys unless you choose to opt-out. To change your survey preference at any time, visit the EO Update sign-up page.