By Lynda Jensen
WRIGHT, McLEOD, CARVER, MN Several local non-profit organizations are in danger of losing their filing status without a special tax form being filed by Monday, May 17, according to the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
Local fire departments, Lions Clubs and many others are among thousands of non-profits across the nation with revenues under $25,000 that are at risk for losing their tax-exempt status because of a new law going into effect this month.
These small organizations are now required to file an annual IRS Form 990-N. Failure to do so by a deadline of May 17 will result in revocation of the organizations tax-exempt status.
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits assembled the following list of small nonprofits who have yet to file:
The following have yet to file in Waverly: Charles Claessens Legion (which took care of its paperwork last week, Legion Commander Charlie Borrell said), Hubert Humphrey Museum, Knights of Columbus, Marysville Township United Fund, New Beginnings of Waverly Alumni Association, Sober Way of Living and the Waverly Boosters.
There are three yet to file in Howard Lake, the Lions Club, Wright County Pork Producers and the United States Bowling Congress.
The non-profit entities in Winsted who have yet to file are: Knights of Columbus (Holy Trinity Council), Winsted Fire Department, and the Winsted Karate Club.
The following have yet to file in Lester Prairie: Lester Prairie Bulldog Booster Club, Lester Prairie Education Foundation, the fire department, Ray Kirkpatrick Legion Post, and the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (Lester Prairie High School),.
Watertown and Mayer
There are several yet to file in Watertown and Mayer: Watertown Area Youth Ministries, Watertown Fire Department Auxiliary, Watertown Hockey Association, Watertown-Mayer Special Projects Commitee, ABA Marketing Network of Watertown, the Watertown Legion Auxiliary, the CCLS Foundation of Watertown, Watertown Lions Club, and NAMI MN of Carver County.
To see a total list of all non-profit entities that are in danger, check out the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits web site, (click here).