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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

73 of 75 Plainfield nonprofits still face losing tax-exempt status


The IRS countdown for Plainfield nonprofits in danger of losing their tax-exempt status for nonfiling of the required 990 forms continues.

With an October 15 deadline, time is growing short for the
one-time relief being offered by the IRS.

Two Plainfield nonprofits were in touch and advised they were catching up on their 990 filings, leaving, as far as I am aware, 73 still in danger of losing their status.

Here is the complete list of the remaining nonprofits facing the October 15 IRS deadline --

  1. AFFORDABLE SHELTERS INC                                              
  2. AGAPE FOUNDATION INC                                                 
  3. AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST INC                                           
  4. ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE OF FREE MASONRY PRINCE HALL AFFIL
  5. ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERIANS IN AMERICA 4 PLAINFIELD DIVISION          
  6. ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERIANS IN AMERICA UNION COUNTY BOARD             
  7. ARS MUSICA ANTIQUA                                                   
  8. BALLET FOLKLORICO SENTIR CRIOLLO INC                                 
  9. BARKING ROOSTER THEATRE INC                                          
  10. BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMENS CLUB INC                              
  11. CHANGING DIRECTION INC                                               
  12. CHILDCARE FOR ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL AT WORK INC                        
  13. CHILDRENS ACADEMY INC                                                
  14. COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN INC                                     
  15. COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF UNION COUNTY INC                           
  16. COMMUNITY LEUKEMIA FUND                                              
  17. COMMUNITY NETWORK INC                                                
  18. COMMUNITY ORIENTED FIREFIGHTERS FOR EMINENT EQUALITY INC             
  19. CRESCENT EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION INC                    
  20. EDUCATION FUND OF THE UKRAINIAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINES   
  21. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES                                            
  22. FRIENDS OF THE UNION COUNTY ANIMAL CARE AND EDUCATION CENTER         
  23. GLOBAL HEALTH VISION INC                                             
  24. GRANT AVENUE COMMUNITY CENTER                                        
  25. HANDS ACROSS THE SEA INC                                             
  26. HIGHER DIMENSION COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION                   
  27. HOMEWARD BOUND ENDOWMENT TR                                          
  28. HOUSE STAFF ORGANIZATION OF MUHLENBERG HOSPITAL AT PLAINFIELD        
  29. JUNETEENTH AFRICIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE ORGANAZATION                   
  30. JUNIOR WORLD OF BUSINESS INC                                         
  31. K-9 UNIVERSITY INC                                                   
  32. KINGS TEMPLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP                                                      
  33. LEC STAR DUTERS                                                      
  34. M R S CLUB                                                           
  35. MANY MANSIONS INC                                                    
  36. MILITARY ORDER OF THE COOTIE OF THE UNITED STATES                    
  37. MONROE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION                                
  38. MUSIC INC MIDDLESEX UNION SOMERSET IN CONCERT                        
  39. MUSLIM COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN INC                                    
  40. NAMASTI FOUNDATION INC                                               
  41. NAVAL RESERVE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION                                    
  42. NEW JERSEY COMMITTEE FOR LIFE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION                 
  43. NEW JERSEY LATHERS APPRENTICE TRAINING FUND                          
  44. NEW JERSEY ROCKETS INC                                               
  45. NEW JERSEY STATE FIREMENS MUTUAL BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION              
  46. OLD GUARD OF THE PLAINFIELDS                                         
  47. PEOPLE ON THE RISE COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION        
  48. PLAINFIELD AREA CLUB FRONTIERS OF AMERICA                            
  49. PLAINFIELD AREA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TENNIS ASSOCIATION PAYTDA          
  50. PLAINFIELD DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION                          
  51. PLAINFIELD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION                          
  52. PLAINFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH SERVICES                              
  53. PLAINFIELD TUTORIAL PROJECT INC                                      
  54. PLAINFIELD VOTER REGISTRATION INC                                    
  55. PREVENTION INTERVENTION CRISIS FOR YOUTH                             
  56. PTA NEW JERSEY CONGRESS DR CHARLES H STILLMAN                        
  57. PTA NEW JERSEY CONGRESS OF PARENTS & TEACHERS                        
  58. PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF PLAINFIELD                            
  59. QUEEN CITY HEAD START PROGRAM INC                                    
  60. RENTAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION                                           
  61. ROSES STUDIO SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION INC                              
  62. SACHAR FOUNDATION INC                                                
  63. THE BREAD OF LIFE INC                                                
  64. THE CHRISTMAS BU                                                     
  65. THE INNER CIRCLE INC                                                 
  66. TRAINING RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TRACES INSTITUTE                     
  67. VAN WYCK BROOKS HISTORIC DISTRICT INC                                
  68. VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPT OF NEW JERSEY     
  69. VIKASOKO DEVELOPMENT EXCHANGE                                        
  70. WATCHUNG NATURE CLUB OF PLAINFIELD INC                               
  71. WELSH SOCIETY OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEY                                  
  72. YOUNG MENS & WOMENS POLISH ASSOCIATION OF PLAINFIELD N J             
  73. ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY INC
If you see a group you recognize and have a contact, drop them a friendly reminder.

Having to start over again from scratch to get nonprofit status would be a definite bummer.



-- Dan Damon [follow]

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dan, I am not sure about why this is a big deal. First, if you are running a business, non-profit or not, shouldn't this be high on your To Do list? It appears that this is sloppy management. If they don't file at the appropriate date, it is their fault. Isn't this part of being responsible?

Dan said...

@ 6:47 -- Two questions for you: Have you ever been responsible for filing a 990 for a nonprofit?

Have you ever gotten a nonprofit registered as tax-exempt with the IRS?

It's a pain in the butt to get registered, and time-consuming. It would be a double pain to lose it and have to start over from scratch.

Small nonprofits that don't meet the financial threshold for ANNUAL reporting are only required to do so once every three years. They get no reminder from the IRS (unlike your car registration, say) when year three is up.

How many once-in-three-year obligations do you have, and how do you keep track of them so you don't mess up?

Anonymous said...

You put it on your calendar every year so you don't forget. So, if I need to renew July 1, 2013 - I put a reminder on Dec. 31, 2010 that I have to renew in July and transfer that info into the 2011 calendar. I do this until the actual year comes up and then I enter it in the appropriate month during that year's calendar. It is not hard.

I am amazed at the excuses non corporate organizations make. It is no wonder. So make the excuse instead of figuring it out and lost the status. That's better?

Dan said...

@ 9:25 -- Mayve there's a business opportunity for you here, to volunteer to file 990s for small nonprofits that don't have business types on their boards.

Now, if I just find someone to volunteer marketing talent so I don't get info two days before the event to be publicized.....

Keepin' on dreamin'.....

Anonymous said...

It sounds like laziness to me... typical...