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Non-Profit Organizations

Powers | Howard | Quimby LLP is a Certified Public Accounting firm located in Eugene, Oregon. We specialize in tax preparation for individuals, businesses, trusts & estates, and non-profits.

We can ensure you are in compliance and maintain your non-profit organization's tax-exempt status by handling all the IRS reporting for you.

Each year the IRS requires most tax-exempt organizations to submit the Form 990 and related schedules, which includes the following items:

  1. Income Statement with very specific revenue and expense categories like donations, salaries, postage, rent...

  2. Balance Sheet with specific categories like cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable...

  3. Functional Expense Statement with all the expenses allocated to either program services, fundraising, or operations.

  4. Individual Program Expense Statement that reports all of the expenses for each program or service.

  5. Revenue Support Schedules that detail the organization's sources of income in specific categories like charitable donations, membership fees, investment income.

The IRS uses these very specific revenue and expense classifications to determine if your organization will retain its tax-exempt status. So it's imperative that you build your accounting system around these revenue and expense classifications.

Here's what we do for you...

  • Prepare and file the 990, 990-EZ, 990N and 990T tax forms

  • Assist with tax issues specific to nonprofits

  • Work with your board and assist with presenting the Form 990 

If you're starting a new not-for-profit organization we can refer you to the appropriate attorney to assist with your 501 (c)(3) application for tax-exempt status.

Here's what's needed...

  • Articles of Incorporation containing the Exempt Purpose Statement as described in IRS Code section 501(c)(3) and defined in Treasury Regulation 1.501(c)(3)-1 Paragraph d and the Dissolution Statement described in Treasury Regulation 1.501(c)(3)-1 Paragraph b subparagraph 4 ("Organizational Test").

  • Employer Identification Number

  • By-laws of the Organization

  • Minutes of Board Meetings

  • Names, Addresses, and Resumes of Board Members

  • Names and addresses of all Active Members

  • Inventory of Assets like cash, furniture, equipment, property, pledges...

  • Inventory of Liabilities like mortgages, accounts payable, loans...

  • Rent/Lease Agreements and Contracts

  • Revenue and Expense Statements for the last four years or as far back as possible if your organization has been in existence for less than four years.

  • Written Reason for Formation and History of the organization.

  • Organization Mission Statement or Statement of Faith or Beliefs for Churches and other Religious Organizations.

  • Organization Activities, Operations and Programs Documentation including your statement of purpose & operations, food programs, fundraisers, flyers/brochures/pamphlets...

  • Financial Support Documentation including all sources of revenue like contributions, tithes, offerings, fundraisers...

  • Fund Raising Program Descriptions

  • IRS Processing/Filing Fee

We are happy to assist with compiling information for the nonprofit application.