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The best impression you can make to donors and the IRS is a well thought out IRS Form 990

DZA can help you tell your story, highlight the charitable programs of your not-for-profit, and ensure a thorough, precise Form 990.  DZA prepares over 125 Form 990s for hospitals, FQHCs, foundations, and other not-for-profit organizations, along with related state tax returns.

Most not-for-profit organizations with IRS tax-exempt status must e-file some form of  IRS Form 990 annually with the IRS. Even organizations that have claimed tax exempt status but not yet received an IRS letter recognizing the exempt status are required to file. 

The IRS Form 990 is a complicated informational return that provides a wealth of financial and program information to measure a not-for-profit’s performance for stakeholders and communicate the mission and accomplishments to the public. It promotes enhanced transparency, accountability, and tax compliance; failing to file for three years in a row puts an organization’s tax-exempt status at risk, resulting in long-term implications. With the 990 publicly available on the IRS’ website, those implications extend to scrutiny from donors and community members, not just the government, so filing a timely, accurate Form 990 each year is vital. 

DZA services for not-for-profits

IRS Form 1023

Need to apply for not-for-profit status?  We have the experts to help.  With DZA, you’ll get it right the first time and avoid wasting precious time and a refiling fee. Our specialists are also available for follow-up questions and other services, as needed.

Organizations such as corporations, LLCs, unincorporated associations, and trusts, must efile Form 1023 to apply for exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3).  

DZA can help save time and money by successfully applying for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status for your organization. We help organizations:

  • successfully apply for 501(c)(3) status
  • reinstate their tax-exempt status when it has been revoked
  • obtain dual status as a governmental and not-for-profit 501(c)(3)

Have questions about applying for tax-exempt status?  Contact us today.

DZA accounting firm for not-for-profits

Team Leader:

Rikki Patch, CPA

Team Leader:

Tom Dingus, CPA

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