Along with all the other changes we have dealt with in 2020, the IRS has also changed how organizations report the money paid to independent contractors, or as they prefer to label it, Non-employee Compensation.
In past years, if your organization paid a person for services who was NOT an employee, you may have needed to file a 1099-Misc for the total amount given over the year. The 1099-Misc listed royalties, rents, and other miscellaneous items, but its most common use was for payments to independent contractors.
Starting in 2020, the IRS now requires payments to independent contractors are shown on a new form 1099-NEC (non-employee compensation) instead of the 1099-MISC (miscellaneous).
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It is time to go back to school (hopefully!). If your school receives scholarships from a governmental unit for specific children, you can track these in QuickBooks. The examples I’ll be showing are using the Premier version, but the same concepts work for QuickBooks Online. Assumptions: Let’s start by reviewing the assumptions. For this example, I assume: the parents apply directly to the government or grantor for the scholarship money is paid directly to the school payments are received by semester from the grantor if a student drops out, the scholarship money is prorated and given back to the grantor...
The IRS form 990 is ordinarily due by the 15th day of the 5th month after the end of the charity’s tax year. But 2020 has been anything but ordinary.
Organizations with calendar year-ends who need to file a Form 990, 990EZ, 990N, or 990T, the deadline was moved from May 15th to July 15th. It was nice to have a breather, but July 15th is going to be here before we know what hits us.
You have applied for your 501(c)3 status, so you should be exempt from taxes, right? Not necessarily!
When you applied for your exemption, you told the IRS what charitable or educational purpose your organization had. The IRS then granted you tax relief for activities related to that mission.
They did not, however, give you tax relief for income not substantially related to your designated purpose.