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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tax filing season has begun

Every year, we share this reminder with Optimist Clubs: 

All US-based Optimist Clubs must file their IRS Form 990 by February 15. 

If your club normally has income of less than $50,000, the filing can be done online at http://epostcard.form990.org/.

Your president, secretary/treasurer, or someone designated by the president, should complete this filing. In order to do so, you will need your club EIN (employer identification number). It can be found on your club's main page at www.optimistleaders.org.

The filing process will most likely take 10 minutes or less. In addition to your club's EIN, please have available:

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 $50,000 or less 
8. If applicable, a statement that the organization has terminated or is terminating (going out of business)

Should you need any assistance, please call 208-861-2310.