Form 990 Online, from the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute, is a great resource for the online preparation and filing of IRS forms, including the 990-EZ, 990, and the Form 8868 request for an extension of time to file. The Form 990 Online verification process checks the consistency of the 990 as it is being prepared and presents a clean list of pending items with links leading to the apparent inconsistency or apparent deficiency. There is a sliding scale of cost, which means that many smaller organizations use this system for free and that medium-to-large orgs pay modest fees of $30 to $135. There are several steps to successfully e-filing, which the system handles in a clear and easy to follow way. The Form 990 Online system then stores submitted forms online and provides PDF exports for safekeeping backups.
Form 990 Online