Seminar Course Description

Form 990: Mastering Its Unique Characteristics

Locations

CITY STATE DATES OFFERED STATE SOCIETY WEBSITE
Atlanta Georgia Jun 25, 2020 GSCPA
Atlanta Georgia Nov 30, 2020 GSCPA
Chicago Illinois Jun 11, 2020 ICPAS
Massachusetts Dec 07, 2020 MSCPA
Detroit Michigan Nov 12, 2020 MICPA
Nebraska Jul 16, 2020 NESCPA
New Jersey Aug 13, 2020 NJCPA
Albuquerque New Mexico Oct 21, 2020 NMSCPA
New York New York Aug 10, 2020 NYSSCPA
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Aug 25, 2020 PICPA
Brentwood Tennessee Oct 26, 2020 TSCPA
Richmond Virginia Oct 19, 2020 VSCPA

Explore the tax information and inherent not-for-profit organization issues to be mastered in properly preparing the current Form 990. This course covers the numerous reporting demands the 990 imposes, including how to respond to the Form’s demands for narrative answers. Participants will gain an understanding of the tax and practical points essential to appropriate completion of the Form 990 and be guided on advising exempt clients on the Form’s complexities and diverse demands.

Learning Objective

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the following unique-to-Form 990 definitions: who is a "manager" required to be disclosed upon Part VII-A of the Core Form; required elements of manager’s compensation to be disclosed; and when third party entities are "related organizations" (necessary both for Part VII-A compensation reporting and for Schedule R).
  • Recognize the detail sought by the IRS in reporting on both program service accomplishments and changes in operations in Part III of the Core Form.
  • Appreciate the unique terminology employed in the Core Form’s key "Governance" Part (VI).
  • Appreciate 990 definitions and tax conventions employed in reporting on all aspects of financial statements (Parts VIII, IX, and X).
  • Recognize the importance of making accurate and expansive disclosures via Schedule O relating to six priority governance inquiries made in Part VI.
  • Prepare for the "most common" Schedules that typically apply to 990 filers: identification of public charity status (Schedule A); reporting on donors (Schedule B); financial statement line items and asset sensitivities (Schedule D); reporting on fundraising events, gambling, and use of professional fundraisers (Schedule G); grant-making (Schedule I); and capture of property ("non-cash") contributions (Schedule M).
  • Note the premises by which Schedule L is triggered.

Topics Dicussed

  • Primacy of the Form 990 as a "one size fits all" reporting mechanism
  • Form 990 preparation sequencing and data gathering; and keys to getting Form 990 preparation right the first time
  • Addressing presence of "related organizations"
  • Identification of managers and measurements of their compensation
  • 990 versus books-and-records financial statement detail
  • Disclosures of governance inputs and Boards’ employ of policies
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COURSE CODE

EO-F990

FIELD OF STUDY

  • Taxation

CPE CREDIT HOURS

8

KNOWLEDGE LEVEL

Basic

INTENDED AUDIENCE

CPAs, attorneys, and nonprofit managers

PREREQUISITE

None

ADVANCED PREPARATION

None

DELIVERY METHOD

Group Live, Self-Study On-Demand, Self-Study Text

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