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Electronic Filing of Forms 990

Urban Institute

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2009
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant supports the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics to continue providing electronic filing of federal and state Forms 990 for nonprofits through its 990 online system. Since its launch in 2004, nearly 17,000 nonprofit returns and extensions have been created using the system, which thus far has been offered at no charge. Electronic filing systems for six states also have been created. Over the next three years, the Urban Institute expects to make the system largely self-supporting through user fees. Grant funds will support maintaining the 990 online Web site, facilitating policy analysis and development, integrating federal and state electronic filing systems, and assisting the Internal Revenue Service with the development of systems required to provide electronic filing data to the public.