The Form 990 – What Is This Thing? Webinar

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The Form 990 is the foundation of the IRS’s efforts to ensure tax compliance by nonprofit organizations. Openly available on the internet, the Form also has become a “go to” resource for funders and the press.

Since it contains a mixture of financial reporting, tax compliance, and marketing elements, the Form can be particularly challenging to prepare and comprehend.

In this session, we’ll explore the key elements of the Form 990. You’ll leave with an understanding of the truly important components of the Form. We’ll also review the Form’s most dangerous traps for 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations. Finally, attendees will be given a strategy for effectively reviewing the Form with an organization’s Board of Directors.

The Form 990 doesn’t have to be mysterious. Join us and the Form 990’s secrets will be unlocked!

Key Takeaways:

  • Attendees will understand the key components of the Form 990
  • Attendees will understand the concept of "excess benefits" and related "intermediate sanctions"
  • Attendees will have tips for presenting the Form 990 to a Board of Directors

This workshop will be presented by Douglas Boedeker, CPA, CMA, Partner at Tate & Tryon CPAs and Consultants

Area of Excellence: Financial Management

Level: No prior knowledge (101 level): Attendees will not need significant prior knowledge of the subject area.

Please Note: This meeting is open to both current NPCC nonprofit members and non-member organizations and may be limited to ONE person per organization due to space constraints. If your organization is not a current nonprofit member of NPCC, you can visit for more information on joining NPCC.

Refund policy: Registrants who cancel their registration on or before 1 week will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before DAY PRIOR will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be made for cancellations made on or after DAY OF All cancellations must be submitted in writing.

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