2014 IRS Form 990-N Now Available to Nonprofits for No Charge Through Aplos Software

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Nonprofit organizations are now able to prepare and e-file their 2014 Form 990-N with Aplos Software’s user-friendly online software for no charge. To maintain tax-exempt status, The IRS requires organizations with less than $50,000 in annual receipts to submit this annual informational return.

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Form 990-N for 2014 can be filed at no charge through Aplos.

Aplos Software, a web-based software and authorized IRS e-file provider, announced today that its tax preparation and filing software, Aplos e-File, is now accepting IRS Form 990-N returns for the 2014 fiscal year. Form 990-N (e-Postcard) for the current year can be filed for free and prior years can be filed for $19.99 per return. The web-based tax preparation software can be accessed at https://www.aplos.com/irs-form-990-efile.

Form 990-N is a short electronic return for organizations whose annual receipts are normally $50,000 or less. Aplos e-File takes the tax-exempt organization through the form step-by-step, provides relevant tips and guidance, and ensures that all needed information is included. When complete, Aplos e-File submits the return electronically to the IRS and provides a copy of the return for their records.

“Effectively managing a nonprofit starts with being up-to-date with all the required IRS returns to maintain tax-exempt status,” said Tim Goetz, CEO and co-founder of Aplos Software. “We’ve streamlined the 990-N process for nonprofits by making it simple and free to use. As a result, these organizations can confidently submit their forms and continue to move forward with their mission.”

The deadline for submitting Form 990-N is the 15th of the fifth month after the close of the organization’s tax year. Nonprofits that start a new fiscal year on January 1 are now eligible to submit their 2014 return and their Form 990 filing deadline is May 15, 2015.

If an organization fails to file the form three years in a row, the organization will automatically lose its tax-exempt status with the IRS. There are no penalties if a Form 990-N is submitted late. Visit http://www.irs.gov for more information about annual reporting requirements.

Organizations that do not need to file the IRS form include organizations that are part of a group return, churches and their auxiliaries, conventions or associations, and organizations that are required to file a different return.

In addition to offering e-filing of Form 990, Aplos offers nonprofits free donation websites to securely process online donations. Organizations can customize their webpage and accept one-time or recurring donations. There are also educational resources on Aplos Academy, including the popular video course, Nonprofit Accounting Basics.

About Aplos Software
Trusted by over 10,000 organizations, Aplos Software specializes in web-based software that makes it simple to manage nonprofits. The Aplos suite of nonprofit software includes Aplos Accounting, a fund accounting software; Aplos Donations, an online donation and contribution management software; Aplos e-File, an IRS return and submission software; and Aplos Oversight, a management software for accountants or administrators to easily oversee the finances of multiple nonprofits or churches. Based in Fresno, California, Aplos Software was founded in 2009. For more information, visit https://www.aplos.com or call Aplos Software at (888) 274-1316.

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