Aplos Software to Assist Nonprofits Completing IRS Form 990-EZ for 2012 with Online Tax Preparation Software and E-filing

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Beginning March of 2013, Aplos Software will offer an online tax preparation software and e-filing for IRS Form 990-EZ, the annual informational return required by the Internal Revenue Service for certain nonprofits. The Form 990-EZ preparation software will be available on Aplos Software’s website at http://www.aplossoftware.com for the fiscal year of 2012.

Authorized IRS E-file Provider
Now nonprofits can confidently complete IRS Form 990-EZ

Aplos Software, LLC, an authorized IRS e-file provider, announced today that they will begin offering Aplos e-File, a tax preparation software and e-filing of IRS Form 990-EZ, in March of 2013.

Form 990-EZ is the short version of the annual informational return Form 990 that is required by the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt organizations and includes information about the organization’s mission, programs and finances. Aplos e-File takes the tax-exempt organization through the form step-by-step, provides relevant tips and guidance, ensures that all needed information is included, then submits the return electronically to the IRS. Aplos e-File will offer Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year of 2012 and will charge $39.99 per return.

“We took the stress out of Form 990-EZ by making it simple, straight-forward, and providing lots of guidance along the way,” said Tim Goetz, CPA and co-founder of Aplos Software. “Now nonprofits can confidently complete the 990-EZ at their own pace online.”

The Form 990-EZ deadline is the 15th of the fifth month after the close of the organization’s fiscal year. For example, if the nonprofit’s 2012 fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, then their return will be due by May 15, 2013.

To be eligible to file Form 990-EZ, the tax-exempt organization must have gross receipts of less than $200,000 and assets less than $500,000. Aplos Software also offers free preparation software and e-filing of Form 990-N (e-Postcard) for the fiscal year of 2012. This simple, online return is required for tax-exempt organizations that normally make less than $50,000 in gross receipts.

Organizations that do not need to file the IRS form include organizations that are included in a group return; churches and their auxiliaries, conventions or associations; and organizations that are required to file a different return. Visit http://www.irs.gov for more information about annual reporting requirements.

Aplos e-File will be available for Form 990-EZ at http://www.aplossoftware.com. To complete the Form 990-EZ, the nonprofit will need their employer identification number, fiscal year starting day and month, legal name, mailing address, tax-exempt status type, details about principal officers and their compensation, compensation details for the five highest paid employees, financial statements including balance sheet and income statement, information about your three largest program service accomplishments and information about contractors.

About Aplos Software
Founded in 2009, Aplos Software develops nonprofit accounting software and church accounting software that makes it simple to manage finances. In addition to Aplos Accounting, the company also offers Aplos Oversight, a free enterprise accounting software for a user to easily manage the finances of multiple nonprofits or churches that subscribe to Aplos Accounting. Aplos Software is also an authorized IRS efile provider for nonprofits including 990-n (e-Postcard) efile, 990 EZ efile and 990 Extension efile. For more information, visit http://www.aplossoftware.com or call Aplos Software at (888) 274-1316.

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