Hello! I was wondering if all yearly completed tax forms are shown on your website. For example, if an organization filed in 2015 and 2016, will those tax forms be always listed under the "show forms" section?
Good Morning Amber,
Thank you for contacting GuideStar.
That is correct, all Form 990s will be shown on an organization's GuideStar profile page under "Show Forms 990".
Posting Form 990 images is an ongoing process. We receive 990s directly from the IRS. We take the Form 990 images, convert them to PDF's, and upload them onto our site. It takes approximately two months after an organization files its 990 with the IRS for the 990 to appear on GuideStar. However, if it has been longer than two months and it is not listed on GuideStar, we simply have not yet received it from the IRS. We do encourage nonprofit organizations to post their most recent 990s themselves if we have not yet received the official version from the government.
After converting the Form 990 images to PDFs, we send them to an offsite facility, where the data is digitized. This automatically updates the Income and Assets fields and other financial information that appears on the Financials section of an organization’s Nonprofit Profile. It takes about 2 months, from the time we send out the PDFs, to have the digitization process completed. In total, it takes 5 months from filing the Form 990 with the IRS to seeing the digitized information on our site.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need any further assistance.
Community Support Specialist
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