As of Jan. 1, 2012, all IIE chapters are required to electronically submit Form 990-N e-Postcard with the IRS and submit the Chapter Financial Report to firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms and instructions can be found below. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please contact the IIE membership coordinator.
The following deadlines are for the Chapter Financial Report and the e-Postcard Filing (links below). Please note: you cannot file the e-Postcard until your chapter tax year ends on March 31.
All IIE chapters are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard. Form 990-N does not require any financial information. If the chapter’s receipts were more than $50,000 for the year however, the chapter will need to file a paper Form 990 or 990-EZ with detailed financial information.
If you do not file your e-Postcard on time, the IRS will send you a reminder notice. An organization that fails to file required e-Postcards (or information returns – Forms 990 or 990-EZ) for three consecutive years will automatically lose its tax-exempt status.
The e-Postcard is due to the IRS every year by the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of your tax year. Most chapters’ year end is March 31. For example, if your tax year ended on March 31, the e-Postcard is due Aug 15. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. You cannot file the e-Postcard until after your tax year ends, however, you CAN file it as soon as the tax year ends to meet IIE's required deadlines.
Here is the link for filing e-Postcard: http://epostcard.form990.org. The form must be completed and filed electronically. There is no paper form.
Information you need to provide on the e-Postcard:The e-Postcard is easy to complete. All you need is the following information:
Name and address of a principal officer of your organization. This is usually the president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer – often specified in the organization’s by-laws.