In June, the IRS released for public comment a completely redesigned Form 990, a 10-page "core" form for tax-exempt organizations and 15 new schedules that tax-exempt organizations are required to complete, as applicable. The schedules include a new Schedule H to be completed by all tax-exempt hospitals that are required to file a Form 990.
While comments will be accepted by the IRS until September 14, the IRS has asked that comments be submitted early. If you have not already done so, we urge you to submit your comments on this very important document as soon as possible.
An earlier, short form of AHA's comment letter, which many hospitals have used to fashion their comments can be found online here.
Access the IRS' draft forms and background materials here. Comments can be submitted to the IRS at the following addresses:
By mail: Internal Revenue Service
Form 990 Redesign, SE:T:EO
1111 Constitution Avenue, N W
Washington, DC 20224
By e-mail: Form990Revision@irs.gov