What is the purpose of Form 990 or 990-EZ - Schedule C?
We will collect the following information from you and file your Form 990 or 990-EZ with the IRS for you. Your federal tax liability and the tax withheld on your wages on Form W-2 are reported on your Form 1099-MISC. The IRS, the social security trust, and state and local governments may issue official tax certificates to you, indicating when and how to send payments. These tax certificates are issued by the agencies whose employees processed the Form W-2 for you and who, as the payee, reported the payments. You or your authorized representatives may also issue payments to state and local tax agencies through Form 1099-G, Certification of Payment by State or Local Government Employee.
Information for you as a U.S. citizen (fiduciary)
The information you provide on the form will be used to determine how much you're required to pay the Internal Revenue Service and other sources of withholding, if applicable. You may use your Social Security number as the taxpayer identification number to report information to the IRS, the government of each state or local government to which you report the payments, the local social security office of the government of each state or local government, an employer, or an account. The information you provide should indicate the employer and the account. If you're an employer, you're responsible for filing Form W-2 with you. You'll need to report information on Form W-2 about your employees' wages, including social security numbers. See Reporting Your Employees' Wages to Keep Them Separate on page 16 of this publication. For more information on the reporting requirements and how to make Form W-2, Report Earnings and Wages, see Forms W-2 and W-3.
If the information you're reporting is not enough to determine when and how to pay your own social security taxes, you or your spouse may be entitled to an allowance. For more information, see Tax Allowances on page 6. If you're a U.S. citizen, you can report your Social Security and Medicare taxes using Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.
Information for non-U.S. citizens and residents
If the information you're reporting is not enough to determine how much you're required to pay the IRS and other sources of withholding, you may be entitled to an allowance. For more information, see Tax Allowances on page 6. If you're a non-U.S.
Who should complete Form 990 or 990-EZ - Schedule C?
C: In general, the form should be completed by people involved in the financial operation of the non-profit and/or who have a financial interest in the organization. Form 990-EZ forms should not be done by individuals, companies, or other entities, unless there is someone with a financial interest in the organization who is required to appear on the form.
If you have more than one of the following types, you should complete each form in the same manner:
Board members and corporate officers
Supposedly independent persons
In general, it's not a good idea to complete Forms 990 or 990-EZ for your own income tax return. You may, however, complete them if it shows a business or income that helps you provide services.
Don't use Form 8889
Don't use Form 8889 if you have income from a trade or business that is the primary business of your own, or if you have income other than salary or wages from a non-profit organization that is for the primary business of your own.
Other questions about tax forms include:
Don't forget to file your federal income tax return! It's easy to complete the forms and send them in electronically. If you need help filing, you can get help from the Tax Foundation. You can also get tax forms from various federal agencies, which have the same information online. Use the IRS' Filing program to file online. You may also want to check out IRS.
When do I need to complete Form 990 or 990-EZ - Schedule C?
When you start or stop any of the following.
Duties and earnings, or
Gain or loss on assets sold — Schedule C
Include them in your taxable income in this year. Your tax return will show that on line 33. You have two years to complete Schedule C.
Is there a penalty for not completing Schedule C?
You must complete this form. A 200 penalty is imposed for each line failed to complete. This penalty will be applied at the same rate, 20 percent, which may be more or less, depending upon the number of returns.
When to complete Schedule C?
File this form as soon as you can. There's no penalty. The only time to complete Schedule C is in the year you sell all your assets, not whether you take a sale tax deduction. You need to complete Schedule P and Form 1040A the following year.
Is there a penalty for not having Schedule C on file?
If a Form 990-EZ is not filed, then you're subject to no tax in this year or any years after the year in which you file.
When will Schedule C become due for the year?
Schedule C becomes due the same time income earned before and after the year in which it's made taxable becomes taxable. That year is the year in which you file Form 990-EZ. For example, if you file in the second half of 2017, the forms and schedules will be due in April 2018.
In the event that you receive no tax refundable credits for the return year in which you file a Form 990EZ, then you owe nothing in the year the Form 990 becomes due. The same rules apply for late filers as apply for other filing situations.
Which tax returns must be filed annually on a Schedule C?
None. You must file all income tax returns filed within this year.
Will Schedule C be filed by my accountant?
No. Schedule C is for personal use only. Form 990-EZ should be filed by your tax professional.
How do I prepare and file a Schedule C?
You should enter the amounts and items on your return in their proper amounts, not in the exact amounts. Form 1040EZ and other forms for filing your return may not be acceptable for filing Schedule C.
Can I create my own Form 990 or 990-EZ - Schedule C?
Yes, Form 990 or 990-EZ (PDF) files are available now on IRS.gov.
What if I have a lot of Form 990 or 990-EZs. Can I submit them all in one package to the IRS by emailing them or filing one consolidated mailing?
No, multiple Forms 990 or 990-EZs must be filed in one combined volume. They must be filed on separate pages on the same page, or in three separate volumes on separate pages (PDF).
Are the pages of the consolidated filing online?
Yes. The first page of the combined filing is online and available online when you complete your combined filing. The second page of the consolidated filing is not available online. The third and subsequent pages are available on IRS.gov. The consolidated filing must not be re-generated. For more information, go to our Instructions for Combined Filings (PDF).
What is the purpose of Form 1099?
Form 1099 is generally required when a taxpayer:
Receives payment in the form of cash or property in the form of cash equivalent (money). However, Form 1099 should not be used if a taxpayer has cash that is subject to a reporting obligation or a liability (e.g., bank account or securities). Taxpayers who can demonstrate that they did not make any income, would not have received cash, and will have received nothing, if they submit Form 1099 are not required to report. Cash equivalents should be reported as other income.
Receives compensation from an employer or other source.
Receives a personal exemption (EIN #) in the form of a check, bank draft, or money order. However, Form 1099 should not be used if a taxpayer has cash (and can demonstrate cash equivalence) in the amount of 5,000 or less. Taxpayers who can demonstrate that they did not make any income, would not have received cash, and will have received nothing, if they submit Form 1099 are not required to report. Cash equivalents should be reported as other income.
Receives income from an ownership interest through an income tax swap transaction (a short sale or buyback).
Receives an itemized deduction that is allocated to a partnership, S corporation, other organization or private foundation.
What should I do with Form 990 or 990-EZ - Schedule C when it’s complete?
Generally, most Form 990 or 990-EZs should be filed by September 30 each year.
It depends upon the number of employees, the types of services they offer, and whether there has been any capital improvement expenses.
How do I get my Form 990 or 990-EZ - Schedule C?
You may send us in the same envelope as your income tax return. Or, for the IRS (FRA), you may fax us the completed return, along with a completed Fax or Electronic Statement (Form 1040-EZ), too.
Once we receive your Form 990 or 990-EZ, we issue to you either the IRS Form 990-EZ to report the income during the tax year, or you may file Form 990-PF. We mail you either the IRS Form 990-PF to report the income for the current year if you filed the return electronically and the income is over 600 or the IRS Form 990-PF if you filed the return electronically and the income is under 600.
What if I don't have a Form 990 or 990-EZ, Schedule C, or Form 1040-EZ for this year because our return is filed with the 1040-ES, 990-S form or Form 1040 or another IRS form?
If your return was filed with the 1040-ES, the 990-S, 1040 or another IRS form, we give you the opportunity to adjust the income reported for the period under discussion above to a less-than-reported amount. We mail you in the same envelope as your return the adjusted tax and Form 5329, Adjustment of Tax Liability Under Title 26, United States Code. You have up to 31 days to file an adjusted return to show your tax liability reduced by what is now owed for items previously paid. You must file and attach an amended return for the period you qualify for the credit(s) of the credit before the due date of the return for this tax year.
If you have any questions regarding your tax return, please contact the IRS at.
What documents do I need to attach to my Form 990 or 990-EZ - Schedule C?
The IRS encourages taxpayers to submit accurate, complete and timely required forms. In order for an applicant to obtain a refund, an application must be received and processed by the applicable service provider by the due date. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the information provided in your submission is accurate. An applicant who does not accurately complete, or who does not provide the necessary information, may not qualify for a refund, based on any applicable limitation, the statute of limitations, or requirements under applicable law. In some cases, the applicant may be able to modify their submissions with additional information in order to obtain assistance or qualify for a partial refund. However, taxpayers who file Form 940-C, Annual Return Under Examination, with incorrect or incomplete information may be subject to a penalty for providing incorrect information.
If you have a problem filling out a form, you can submit your completed tax return using IRS E-file (for electronic filing). Submit your completed forms online using IRS e-file or submit them in writing using the address above.
You can submit forms by mail using one of the following address to submit forms and related attachments:
Taxpayer Assistance Program
PO Box 949125
Dallas TX 755
You may also fax your tax forms and attachments to the address above.
Note: The IRS sends forms and attachments electronically to its clients, not to third parties such as private investigators or tax preparers.
What documents do I need to upload to my Form 990 or 990-EZ — Schedule C — e-filing?
In addition to the tax return information described above, taxpayers who use e-filing will also need to follow the instructions found under What information does a Form 5498-EZ electronically submit to the IRS? When filing electronically.
If the Form 990-EZ is filed electronically to receive a refundable credit, the Form 9599-EZ must be uploaded to the same e-filing system that will prepare the Form 990-EZ application.
If the Form 990-EZ is filed under the authority of any statute or regulation that includes a time period (such as a statute of limitations), the Form 990-EZ that we file electronically also must be uploaded to our system by 8:00 p.m.
What are the different types of Form 990 or 990-EZ - Schedule C?
There are two types of Form 990-EZ, the electronic reporting of the IRS and the non-electronic report.
The electronic reporting of the IRS Form 990 is filed with the IRS by those organizations that conduct annual audits of a tax-paying organization. For tax years prior to 2012, the Form 990-EZ was filed electronically with the IRS by the taxpayer, the taxpayer's employer or the tax-exempt organization, subject to certain exceptions. The Form 990-EZ must be filed annually unless the auditor determines that it is no longer necessary to file annually.
A Form 990-EZ will never be filed by an organization that has been a tax-exempt organization for three years or less. For more information about the non-electronic report, see the Form 990-EZ and Non-Electronic Reports web page.
Which Form 990-ES does an organization file with the IRS?
The organization uses one of the following forms for filing its annual Form 990:
What are the special tax rules for Form 990-EZ?
Form 990-EZ is filed electronically. For a Form 990 EZ filing, if more than one filing is due during the year the organization is audited, a separate electronic Form 990 EZ form may be filed from each filing. Each electronic Form 990 EZ form must be filed on a monthly basis and the filing fee is 200. An auditor must send the Form 990 EZ form to the IRS, unless the auditor certifies, under penalties of perjury, that the auditor has received payment from the tax-exempt organization of the total amount required to be paid to tax-exempt organizations by certain tax years with respect to which the auditor would be required to file Form 8300, “Notice of Unusual or Voluntary Determination by a Federal Tax Tribunal (FTC).”
Generally, an organization has 120 days from the end of the tax year to file with the IRS the annual Form 990. If a Form 990-EZ is not filed, the organization is automatically issued a refund for all amounts due on that Form 990-EZ. If the filing deadline for the year was May 15, the organization has 120 days to file a Form 990-EZ for that tax year.
How many people fill out Form 990 or 990-EZ - Schedule C each year?
What is Schedule C?
Schedule C of Form 990-EZ is a document that has to be filed by the following taxpayers. If you pay these people a wage, they may also have to file Form 990-EZ, and pay their taxes quarterly. It's important for taxpayers to see each year if the Form 990-EZ was filed by them, so they can make sure the government gets the correct information.
Form 990-EZ (the self-employment tax return) has to be filed by those who are paid for their labor and services. It's important to note that the IRS isn't going to be filing this information on your return or on anyone else's because it's already been filed. So if you don't have the data for them, they can't check it against your return or anyone else's.
Schedule C is a document the CRA gets that lists how much people are actually paid for their labor. Form 990-EZ is filed by the person who is actually receiving the pay and the government can check to see if any more information is needed. If the information isn't available on the 990-EZ and Form 990s for the other people filing information returns are being filed too, then that person is most likely filing incorrectly (with Form 990-EZ). It would be a good practice to make sure you're filing the correct version of Form 990-EZ.
For those who aren't self-employed, it's always helpful to know how much someone else is actually getting paid and to see if you're making more than the threshold. If that's the case, you can add 50,000 to your personal return as follows:
Your Form 990-EZ is filed for tax year 2015 – 1,000.000, and the other people in your household are filing Schedule C returns. You are responsible for filling both forms out on your own.
You make the additional payments in 2017 – 3,000.
The self-employment tax returns of 2015, 2016 and 2017 are filed together for the tax year 2017. So the personal return is for income earned in 2016, 2017, and 2017.
In 2017, you are filing a Form 3520.
So, you could check the table below for your own situation and determine what you would have to pay to comply with the new rules.
Is there a due date for Form 990 or 990-EZ - Schedule C?
A tax return filed after February 22, 2003, needs to show a Form 9038, Payment of Taxes on Overpayment of Taxes with Respect to Overpayments Due on Form 990 or 990-EZ.
Do Form 990-EZs need to be filed by the due date?
If the Form 990-EZ, Schedule C, or Schedule M contains an overpayment of taxes due on Form 990 or 990-EZ, or the IRS receives a Form 990 or 990-EZ and the due date falls on or after April 1, 2007, the IRS should not pay the tax due, as outlined in Rev. Run. 2006-58. These payments are usually issued on a tax return to individuals.
What are the payment due dates for Form 9038/FAS?
A Form 9038 or Form 9038F, FM and FB, is filed by April 15th of the year the return is due.
Can a taxpayer or entity pay Form 990/9990-PF before April 15th of the year the return is due?
A taxpayer or entity that is unable to obtain a Form 990 or 990-EZ due date by April 15th of the year a return is due should file Form 990PF, FM, and FB by April 15th without prejudice to any filing of Form 8818.
What is the due date for Form 990PF?
A filing of Form 990PF, FM and FB, before April 15, 2009, should be made from a taxpayer's financial account for the year the Form 990PF/FM/FB is due. If a financial account cannot be reasonably determined prior to April 30th of the year the return is due, the due date for a return will be April 15th for tax years between 2.
When can Form 8818 be filed?
As outlined below, any form filed after July 27, 2000, is due within 180 days of that filing. Note that the same restrictions do not apply to IRS Form 8818. However, even Form 8818 may not be filed earlier (in a timely fashion) than 5 years after its filing date.
Do Forms 8938, 8939, 8940, 9039, 9405 and 9406 also need to be filed?
No additional forms are required for any year a return is due.