Last week, at a hearing of the US House of Representatives Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, IRS Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, Steven Miller, commented on the redesigned Form 990, which was unveiled in 2008.
Mr. Miller said that the IRS is happy with the result of the redesigned Form 990, but he also admitted that some portions of the form are overburdensome and are being reviewed by the IRS. He also said that the IRS is thinking about changing the threshold level for filing the Form 990-EZ. This would affect many of our start-up clients as currently an organization can only file the Form 990-N e-Postcard if it has $50,000 or less in gross receipts.
It is unlikely any changes will be made in the near future, but we will keep you informed. In the meantime, if you would like to read the entire transcript from the meeting, click the “Testimony” links on this Subcommittee page.