Annual electronic notice (Form 990-N) for small organizations FAQs: After you file


Will I get a confirmation that I filed Form 990-N, the e-Postcard?

No, you will not receive a confirmation e-mail. To check the status of your electronic filing, log into the Form 990 Electronic Filing System (e-Postcard) and go to the “Manage Form 990-N Submission” page. You’ll see the status for each Form 990-N you submitted - indicating whether your form was accepted or rejected. If rejected, click on the “Submission ID” link for additional details.

If my information changes or I make a mistake, can I amend Form 990-N after submitting it to the IRS?

No, you cannot file an amended Form 990-N.  You can make corrections or update your information when you file your next e-Postcard in a subsequent year.

How will the public get access to information we reported on Form 990-N?

The public can search for organizations that have filed an e-Postcard and view their filings using the Tax Exempt Organization Search tool. You can also download the entire database of e-Postcard filings on that site.

How can I print a copy of my Form 990-N?

When you electronically filed your 990-N, you were given an opportunity to print the form on the “Confirmation” page. If you didn’t print your Form 990-N at that time, you can’t print a new copy. The copy was for reference only; it can’t be used to confirm IRS acceptance of your Form 990-N.

However, if your Form 990-N was accepted, your organization’s electronic filing will be listed on Tax Exempt Organization Search. You can print that information for your records. Please allow up to four weeks for the Tax Exempt Organization Search system to display the latest filings.

I received a letter from the IRS about Form 990-N, but I am no longer with the organization and I am unable to forward the letter. What should I do?

Call Customer Account Services toll-free at 877-829-5500 and explain the situation.

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