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Form 990 Schedule O


Schedule O, titled "Supplemental Information to Form 990 or 990-EZ," is attached to Form 990 or 990-EZ, the annual information return filed by most non-profit organizations exempt from federal income tax. This schedule provides additional narrative information to clarify and expand upon specific questions on Form 990 or Form 990-EZ.

In this guide, we'll learn more about Schedule O, providing insights into its purpose, filing requirements, and commonly asked questions.

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  • What is Schedule O?

What is Schedule O?

Schedule O, Supplemental Information to Form 990 or 990-EZ is a supplementary schedule that accompanies the standard Form 990/Form 990-EZ and is filed annually by tax-exempt and nonprofits.

This schedule provides additional details or explanations regarding certain aspects of their operations or responses to questions asked on their 990 or 990-EZ information return. It also allows organizations to elaborate on complex issues, provide context, and ensure their annual information return filing is comprehensive and accurate.

Who must file Schedule O?

Non-profit organizations that file Form 990 or Form 990-EZ are generally required to complete Schedule O under specific circumstances. These include:

  • Providing narrative explanations for specific questions on Form 990 or Form 990-EZ
  • Explaining the organization's operations or responses to various questions
  • Amending any part or schedule of Form 990 or Form 990-EZ

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Schedule O Filing Requirements

All organizations that file Form 990 and certain organizations that file Form 990-EZ must complete and attach Schedule O.

This includes the organizations providing detailed explanations and narrative descriptions and allowing them to elaborate on their operations, responses to specific questions, and any unique circumstances.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Schedule O is used to provide the IRS with narrative information required for responses to specific questions asked on Form 990 or 990-EZ and to explain the organization's operations, governance, financial activities, or responses to various questions.
The level of detail required in the narrative explanations will vary depending on the question being addressed. However, the organization should provide enough information so that the IRS can understand the organization's operations and responses.
There are no penalties for failing to file Schedule O, but the IRS may request additional information from the organization if it is not satisfied with the explanations provided on Form 990 or Form 990-EZ.