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Business Research Toolkit: Non-Profits and Charities

Non-Profit Tax Form

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status are required to file Form 990, Return of Organizations Exempt from Income Tax, with the IRS as a condition of granting tax-free status. The form includes financial statements and background information on the nonprofit, including salaries of key employees (i.e. director, head, officers). Nonprofits are required to give a copy of their latest filing to anyone who asks. All 990 Form information is available from the nonprofit or the IRS. Most are available on the Web. To learn more about nonprofit tax filing visit the IRS site for Charities and Nonprofits.

Understanding IRS Form 990

Finding Nonprofit Profiles and Financial Data