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Deadline Looming for North Dakota Non-Profits

May 11, 2010

BISMARCK, N.D. - An Internal Revenue Service deadline is coming up this week for small non-profit organizations across North Dakota and the country to keep their tax-exempt status. Dana Schaar, executive director of the North Dakota Association of Non-Profit Organizations, says Congress passed a law in 2006 requiring small non-profits to file something known as a Form 990-N.

"And if that isn't filed for three years, then the IRS will look at revoking their tax-exempt status; so we are hitting now in 2010 the possibility that some of those non-profits who haven't filed might lose their tax-exempt status."

Schaar says there are a surprising number of small non-profits with annual revenue of less than $25,000 that are more likely to have missed the law change.

"According to the latest data we have from the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are over 1900 non-profits in North Dakota that could possibly be losing their tax-exempt status as of May 17th. "

She says the result would be an expensive distraction for small volunteer groups, which would have to come up with $750, not to mention all of the time required, to reinstate their tax status. Her recommendation is that people involved in small nonprofits double-check their status.

Dick Layman, Public News Service - ND