Electronic filing in New York
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Electronic filing in New York
Organizations registered with New York’s Charities Bureau may use this site to electronically submit their annual financial report to the NY Charities Bureau and the IRS at the same time. Filing IRS Form 990 via Form 990 Online system is free for organizations with less than $100,000 in gross receipts. Form 990 Online charges fees for larger organizations which range from $35 to $175 – Click here for a schedule of fees. In addition New York law requires filing fees based on an organization's income and assets. A schedule of New York’s fees is available in the charities Bureau filing instructions.

Follow these steps to e-file your IRS Form 990 and NYS CHAR500:
  • Step 1: Sign up for an account. Click here if you do not already have an account.
  • Step 2: Complete your Form 990. Click here to create a new Form 990/CHAR500 filing.
  • Step 3: Complete your CHAR500
  • Step 4: Submit your completed forms and pay any applicable fees

IMPORTANT: If you want to file your NY CHAR500 using this system, you must electronically file both your Form 990/990-EZ and your CHAR500 at the same time in the same filing. You cannot file your CHAR500 separately from your Form 990/990-EZ.

Need Help?VIDEO: Overview of electronic filing of CHAR500:
  • You can find more information at New York Charities Page
  • View the New York Charity Registration FAQs
  • For questions about registering in New York, contact the New York Attorney General's office as follows:

    Charitable Bureau - Registration Section
    120 Broadway
    New York, NY 10271

  • For technical problems using this website, click here to go to the 990 Online Support page

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