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Form990PFDepartment of the Treasury Internal Revenue ServiceReturn of Private FoundationOMB No. 154500472020or Section 4947(a)(1) Trust Treated as Private Foundation Donot enter social security numbers
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Who needs a 990-PF form?

The 990 PF form is filed by the eligible exempt private foundations, nonexempt charitable trusts treated as private foundations and taxable private foundations.

What is the purpose of the IRS form 990-PF?

The Return of Private Foundation form is an information report that must be filed by organizations exempt from Federal income taxes under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, and whose annual receipts are normally more than $25,000. Form 990-PF is used to determine taxes based on investment income, and to report charitable distributions and activities.

What other forms must accompany the IRS form 990-PF?

The authorized representative may also need to file Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment Tax Return, and Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return.

When is the IRS form 990-PF due?

There is no specific date to file the form 990 PF to the IRS. The nonprofit's filing date is decided by the end of its fiscal year. The filing organization must submit the form by the 15th day of the 5th month after the completion of its fiscal year.

What information should be provided in the 990-PF form?

While completing the form, the filler needs to give the foundation's EIN along with detailed information about revenue and operating and administrative expenses. Follow all the instructions and complete the required sections (the required sections depend on the type of the foundation). Contact the local IRS office in case any questions occur.

The preparer has to sign and date the form.

What do I do with the form after its completion?

The completed form is filed with the IRS. Forward the  Return of Private Foundation to Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center Ogden, UT 84201–0027.

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So the first slide which is like number two is overview of the topics we're going to and what our options are for this morning so we're going to go through the basics of the private foundation form we're going to talk about the layout and the purpose of each part of the form and then we're going to talk about some of the tax compliance reporting that happens on the 990-pf MPs serves multiple purposes one is that you calculate the net investment income the private foundations must pay you make sure that they're making their minimum distribution requirements that are calculated and then there are multiple questions that get out just for federal compliance issue private foundations came about through legislation that was enacted in 1969 and it was a result of people using private foundations in ways that were abusive and that's the view of Congress and so these tax laws came about and we've been evolving slowly ever since but the 990-pf is the tool that the IRS Treasury uses for compliance with federal tax laws as well as collecting the excise tax so we're going to go through basics of private foundations the form and then correcting some of the common errors that we see in the preparation of the 990-pf okay so the first part is just private foundation basics there are four basic types of private foundations there's the non-operating foundation which is what I think most people are familiar what those are grant-making foundations so somebody puts assets into a private foundation which is controlled by an individual family member clothes number of people maybe a corporation and it makes grants it doesn't actually conduct any direct charitable programs itself or very few direct variable programs and it's a grant-making organization the second is an operating foundation which looks an awful lot like a public charity in that it operates a charitable program on its own behalf it is not making grants out to other organizations to carry out charitable activities it actually is operating a museum or operating some other sort of charitable activity that does not qualify as a public charity because it does not receive sufficient public support or is not you know a school or gospel or that sort of medical research organization the third type is a subset of the private operating foundation it's a private exempt operating foundation this is different I common misunderstanding that that's the same thing there are actually very different private exempt operating foundations and I have a slide that will go through exactly what that is they are exempt from having to pay the excise tax under section 49 40 on their net investment income they are also exempt from the expenditure responsibility requirements when one foundation makes a grant to another foundation so there's private exempt operating foundations are actually beneficial they're also fairly rare the third type is a conduit or pasture foundation and that is something that's just determined from year to year...