May 17, 2010

Many nonprofits in Bristol could lose tax-exempt status today

A whole bunch of Bristol-based nonprofits are in danger of losing their tax-exempt status if they fail to file a 990 form today. Those listed below that have May 17 as their filing status must file today or the IRS will strip them of their charitable status, including Bristol Youth Lacrosse and Bristol Theatre Arts.
For most groups, all they need to do is file a 990 electronic postcard. It's simple, simple, simple -- so simple that I've done it for Youth Journalism International.
If you know someone connected to any of these groups, tell them about it!

Due Date
American Guild of Organists, 103 Greater Hartford ChapterBristol, CTDec. 31May 17File Now
Bristol Kiwanis Scholarship Fund IncBristol, CTMay 31Oct 15File Now
Bristol Youth Lacrosse IncBristol, CTDec. 31May 17File Now
Federal Hill Co-Opportunities IncBristol, CTDec. 31May 17File Now
Hadassah the Womens Zionist Organization of America, 12-107-000 90000108 BristolBristol, CTMay 31Oct 15File Now
House of Refuge MinistriesBristol, CTDec. 31May 17File Now
Immanuel Lutheran FoundationBristol, CTDec. 31May 17File Now
L Union Des Franco-American Du Connecticut IncBristol, CTDec. 31May 17File Now
Little League Baseball Inc, 2070504 Forestville LlForestville, CTSep. 30Feb 15File Now
PTA Connecticut Congress, South Side School PTABristol, CTJune 30Nov 15File Now
PTA Connecticut Congress, Bristol PTA CouncilBristol, CTJune 30Nov 15File Now
Sam & Elizabeth Colt American Cultural FoundationBristol, CTDec. 31May 17File Now
Skywinds CorporationBristol, CTDec. 31May 17File Now
Stanup Parenting Inc, Standup Parenting-Greater HartfordBristol, CTJune 30Nov 15File Now
Wades World Foundation IncBristol, CTJuly 31Dec 15File Now

Number in danger of revocation: 15

Due Date
Bristol Central High School Performing Arts Booster ClubForestville, CTJune 30Nov 15File Now
Bristol Soap Box Derby IncBristol, CTJan. 31June 15File Now
Bristol Theatre Arts IncBristol, CTDec. 31May 17File Now
Pequabuck River Watershed AssocBristol, CTSep. 30Feb 15File Now
Ye Olde Lebanon Towne MilitiaForestville, CTDec. 31May 17File Now

Number in danger of revocation: 5

Update at 8:40 a.m. --
Just called the folks who run Bristol Youth Lacrosse to get their reaction. Not surprisingly, the woman I spoke with had no idea a form was due. Hopefully, that'll get done right away.
I don't know about the others, though. If you do, tell them! I'd hate to see active nonprofits have to go back to square one with the IRS. They have more important work to do.
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Anonymous said...

Is the city a non-profit?

After all, we are running deficits on a regular basis.

Mary Rydingsward said...

Steve, Pequabuck River Watershed Association (PRWA) had already filed for our year ending 9/30/09. I double checked today with IRS and confirmed that we are not due to file until after 9/30/2010 and will be late after Feb. 10, 2011.
Thanks for helping out those who are in danger. Mary R.

Richard P. Scarola said...


Thank you for publishing this. With the chaos of just the regular season sometimes things slip through. As a coach, it would be a shame to loose something that the Lacrosse Association has worked so hard to build. Richard P. Scarola