Aplos e-File helps preparers avoid common mistakes...
Fresno, California (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
Aplos Software, LLC announced today that their tax preparation and e-file software, Aplos e-File, is now accepting IRS Form 990-EZ for the 2012 fiscal year. As an authorized IRS e-file provider, Aplos e-File will assist organizations as they complete the required annual form, then submit the return electronically to the IRS. The online preparation software is available on their website, http://www.aplossoftware.com.
Form 990-EZ is the short version of an annual informational return 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 goes through the form step-by-step, provides relevant tips and guidance, ensures that all needed information is included, and then submits the return electronically to the IRS. A copy of the return and any schedules for the organization’s records is provided. Aplos e-File offers Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year of 2012 and charges $39.99 per return. Professional bookkeepers, accountants and paid preparers may also utilize the system.
“Using Aplos e-File helps preparers avoid easy mistakes like math errors or forgetting to include a required schedule,” said Tim Goetz, CPA and co-founder of Aplos Software. “Whether they are a professional or filing for their first time, they can complete it quickly and confidently.”
The deadline for submitting Form 990-EZ 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. Tax-exempt organizations that have gross receipts of less than $200,000 and assets less than $500,000 are eligible to file Form 990-EZ.
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 annual information return 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.
Nonprofits may register for Aplos e-File at http://www.aplossoftware.com/products/efile/990ez. 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. Other information may be required to complete required schedules.
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 low-cost 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 e-file provider for nonprofits including Form 990-N (e-Postcard) and Form 990 EZ. For more information, visit http://www.aplossoftware.com or call Aplos Software at (888) 274-1316.