My organization has 4 subordinate organizations. Can I file a Form 990 group return?
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Applicable To
990-PF 990-N 990-EZ 990 8868 1120-POL

You can file a group return using IRS Form 990 for all of your subordinate organizations that fall under a group exemption, provided that your subordinate organizations are

  1. Affiliated with the central organization at the time its tax year ends
  2. Subject to the central organization's general supervision or control
  3. Exempt from tax under a group exemption letter that is still in effect
  4. Using the same tax year as the central organization

However, a subordinate organization can also choose to file their annual information return separately instead of filing as a group return. In that case, the organization must file an individual Form 990-EZ and must use its own EIN and not that of the central organization or the group return.
If the subordinate organizations decide to file their Form 990 as group return, then it must authorize your organization in writing to include them in the group return and provide a statement of declaration that the information submitted is true and complete.
Once the authorization process is done, you should send the annual information return that maintains the group exemption ruling to:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Ogden, UT 84201-0027

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