Form 990 must be filed by a tax-exempt organization if it has gross receipts greater than or equal to $200,000 OR total assets greater than or equal to $500,000 at the end of the tax year (with a few exceptions).
Many organizations on the lower end of the $200,000 to $500,000 revenue range choose to prepare their 990 in-house. I understand the economies of that. I’ve reviewed 990’s prepared by members of their own organization and the new 990 form can be confusing at times. Here are some hints that I hope will be helpful in preparing your 990 in-house, if you choose to do so.