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.
Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in late 2017 and the Taxpayer First Act of July 2019, there are significant changes in tax regulations. The IRS issued and revised several regulations that affect nonprofits and religious organizations specifically. Here are a few you need to be aware of: Tax-Exempt Organizations must file Form 990 electronically for tax years beginning after July 1, 2019. If your tax year ends on or before June 30, 2020, you can still file via paper this year. Form 990-EZ short-form filers (revenues less than $200,000 and assets less than $500,000) have an additional...
If your organization has a December 31st year end, January is a very busy time.
Besides the 1099s to independent contractors and the W-2s to employees, you also need to clean up all your accounts so your records will be correct. In this post, I’m going to link you to older blog posts to help.