Lions Annual Tax Filing Reminder
Lions: Please remember that all Lions Clubs, Districts and Multiple Districts that have annual gross receipts less than $50,000 and do not have to file Form 990 or 990-EZ, must file the e-Postcard (also known as 990-N). Please note that this is an IRS requirement.
Please refer to the above chart regarding annual filing requirements.
The e-Postcard is due by the 15th day of the fifth month after the close of your tax year. Lions Clubs operate on a fiscal year, July 1 – June 30, and the e-Postcard will be due by November 15 each year . Please note that an organization cannot request an extension for filing the Form 990-N.
If you do not file, you risk losing your tax-exempt status. Any Lions Club that fails to meet its annual reporting requirement for three consecutive years automatically loses its tax exempt status under the new law. A club may get reinstated if they complete an application for recognition of exemption even if they originally fell under a group exemption.
Every Club and/or District must have an employer identification number (EIN), even if it will not have employees. The EIN is a unique number that identifies the organization to the Internal Revenue Service. To apply for an EIN, you should obtain a Form SS-4 and its Instructions from the IRS. You may also apply for an EIN online, by telephone (1-800-829-4933), or by fax (fax number at the location accepting applications from your state). It is important that the Clubs and Districts are using the correct EIN for their annual filing.
Go to www.irs.gov/eo for complete details and while you’re there sign up for Exempt Organization’s free email newsletter, EO Update, to receive up-to-date information posted on the charity pages of irs.gov.
Lions Clubs International