I put in a case back in April and have still NOT heard from you regarding listing the years for Here to Serve's 990's incorrectly!
My Case is 00433834
PLEASE CAN SOMEONE RESPOND TO ME?!!
Good Morning Kathleen,
Thank you for contacting the GuideStar Community.
Upon researching your Case #00433834 I see that Tanya responded back to your question about your 990's being listed incorrectly on 4/23/18. I apologize if you did not receive her email.
GuideStar receives 990s directly from the IRS. We take the Form 990 images, convert them to PDF's, and upload them onto our site. The 990s are appearing on the site by the fiscal year end for your organization, not by the form year.
When referring to an IRS Form 990, “form year” differs from “fiscal year.” “Form year” is the year printed in the upper right corner on the first page of a 990. IRS instructions require a nonprofit to use the beginning of its fiscal year to determine the form year, i.e., which form to use.
“Fiscal year” is determined by the end of the fiscal year. This is a standard accounting practice; for more information, see http://useconomy.about.com/od/fiscalpolicydefinitions/g/Fiscal_Year.htm.
So, the form year for an organization whose fiscal year ran from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, would be 2013, and the organization would use a 2013 Form 990 to report on that year. The fiscal year for that 990 would be 2014, however, because the organization’s fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.
The distinction between form year and fiscal year causes quite a bit of confusion for nonprofits and prospective donors alike. It is, however, a standard accounting practice that both the IRS and GuideStar follow.
Hope this helps. Please let us know if you need any further assistance.
Community Support Specialist
So even though it says that it is the 2016 IRS 990 you report it as the 2017 990?
Also, Please remove the added ones we provided. They are not necessary.
Founder & CEO
(626) 353-8588 - cell
That is correct. I have removed the two Form 990s that were uploaded by your organization and they are no longer appearing on your GuideStar profile page.
Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
Have a good day!
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Can you please remove Inc. from our name? Please just list it as Here to Serve.
Good Morning Katie,
I have removed Inc. from the name of your organization and it is no longer appearing on your GuideStar profile page.
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