Wednesday, May 4, 2011

IRS May 15 deadline for 990; Chapter/State Delegate Registration Date Extended

1. IRS Form 990 Due By May 15
2. Register NOW - Chapter Delegation Rate Extended
3. Chapters and States Workshops Convention Schedule Set

1. IRS Form 990 Due By May 15

Is your Chapter or State organization due to submit a 990 this month?

The IRS requires all nonprofits to file 990 tax forms, and most HLAA Chapters and State organizations must file by May 15. (Some are required to file by October 15.) This regulation mostly impacts small nonprofits with budgets under $25,000 — they now must file a 990 form — previously they were not required to do so.

2007 federal legislation required most tax exempt organizations with annual revenues under $25,000 to begin filing a brief form of the IRS 990 annual return - known as the 990N or the "e-postcard'. Previously these groups had been exempted from annual filing requirements.

Compliance is relatively easy - the filing is done electronically and links to more information, an explanation of the requirement, the form itself, and frequently asked questions, are on the IRS website (

The information required is limited to eight items:
1. Employer identification number (EIN), also known as a Taxpayer
Identification Number (TIN).
2. Tax year
3. Legal name and mailing address
4. Any other names the organization uses
5. Name and address of a principal officer
6. Web site address if the organization has one
7. Confirmation that the organization's annual gross receipts are normally $25,000 or less
8. If applicable, a statement that the organization has terminated or is terminating (going out of business)

2. Register NOW - Chapter/State Delegation Rate Extended

HLAA National has extended the Delegate Registration deadline. We pushed back the original deadline of May 1 to help get more designated chapter representatives to register. Don’t delay in making travel plans.

Each Chapter/State decides whether they will be sending a delegate. One reduced fee registration per chapter is offered to send an officer to the convention. Please note that if a chapter officer/member registers for the convention at the early bird rate or the regular rate and then is chosen to be a delegate, please note we will not be making any adjustments or refunds if someone has registered and then is chosen as a delegate.

Some chapters are sending their president/leader at the association’s expense as a perk for the long hours that they contribute to the organization.

The registration cost for chapter delegates is $119. To access this special rate enter promotional code HLACD when asked during the online registration process. To register online click on the link below.

Registration does not include the banquet or special events. Those can be added as an extra. Select the "Special" Registration.

Come, join us. We would love to have you.

3. States and Chapters Convention 2011 Schedule Set

It’s finally here! The schedule of workshops is ambitious and we hope you can stay for all of it. Look for the schedule posted on the HLAA website soon. HLAA will also be emailing it to all of the people registered as a Delegate.