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Breakdown of a 990 form

Breakdown of the IRS form 990

The core Form 990 requests information on the following:

1. Basic facts about the filer

2. What kind of programs does the filer run and how much does it spend on them?

3. Who are the filer’s board members and how does the filer govern itself?

4. Did the filer change in any significant way during the year?

5. How much income did the filer receive and from what sources?

6. What did the filer spend its money on?

7. How much do top earners get paid and salary information

8. Did the filer engage in any insider or excess benefit transactions during the year?

9. Basis for public charity status (if a charity)

10. Does the filer lobby or exercise the 501(h) election?