Navigating trouble spots on revised Form 990
Abstract: Many nonprofits, having filed extensions for more time to prepare the revised Form 990 for 2008, are now wrestling with some of the form’s questions. The form asks whether a nonprofit has certain written policies relating to organization governance, such as conflict-of-interest and whistleblower policies, and about the independence of board members. (The form’s instructions are exact about the three-part test to be used to determine whether a board member is independent.) It will also be necessary to answer questions pertaining to controlled entities and to related organizations. This article shows where to find answers to some questions that nonprofits might have.