IRS 990n Email Scam Targeting Nonprofits

08 Oct 2021 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Greater Rumford Area Historical Society received the email below from a company offering to help them file form 990n with the IRS for a fee of $200.  The treasurer almost went through with the offer before they realized they were going to be charged money for something they can easily do for free directly through the IRS. 

Please be wary of such offers your organization may receive via email.

Hello Jane Peterson,

This email offer is to reference that in order for GREATER RUMFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, EIN51-0172464 to maintain your 501(c) status you are required to file a Form 990 series return on an annual basis to the IRS. If you have not already filed, you may now file for the year ending 09/30/2021.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: You are NOT required to purchase anything from this company and the company is NOT affiliated, endorsed, or approved by any governmental entity. The item offered in this advertisement has NOT been approved or endorsed by any governmental agency, and this offer is NOT being made by an agency of the government.

Organizations who typically receive UNDER $50,000 of gross receipts annually, may file the 990n form with our assistance and through our website.

To file your annual 990n series with our assistance please click the link below:
501(C)(3) Center's Form 990n Series Filing

Organizations who receive OVER $50,000 of gross receipts annually, may file the longer 990 Form with our assistance and fill out our online questionnaire by clicking the link below.
Please click here for more information.

Please do not wait to file as depending on the type of filing you are required to submit, the IRS will automatically revoke your tax exempt status for failing to file for 3 years and you may be subject to monetary penalties for late filing.  501(C)(3) Center, Inc. has developed a quick and convenient  filing platform, and our experts review your submissions to ensure information is as accurate as possible and submitted timely. We not only assist in preparing and submitting your returns but we also save you the trouble of creating an IRS account and we keep all submitted returns on file in case you ever need a copy.  For these mentioned services we do charge a fee.

Please visit our website at to see more services we provide or feel free to contact us at or if you have any questions.

The 501c3 Center Team
Helping Organizations Obtain and Maintain Their Tax Exempt Status
IRS CIRCULAR 230 DISCLOSURE. To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service, we inform you that any advice with respect to tax matters contained in this communication (including any attachments) was neither written nor intended by the sender or 501c3 Center, Inc., to be used and cannot be used, by any person for the purpose of: (i) avoiding tax-related penalties: or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another person any transaction or matter addressed in this communication. This offer serves as a solicitation for services. We are not affiliated or associated with the Internal Revenue Service or any other Governmental Agency.

501(C)(3) Center Inc

PO Box 880568, Boca Raton, FL 33488

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