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Product update: 990-EZ and 990-N (e-Postcard) filers available

Published Feb. 24, 2020

Small organizations filing a 990-EZ or 990-N with the IRS are now in Cause IQ

Since Cause IQ's beginning, we've purposely excluded smaller organizations that file a condensed version of the Form 990 (i.e., Form 990-EZ, Form 990-N). We recently adjusted our data processes and are now bringing in information on these smaller organizations. You can now view, search, and export organizations filing a Form 990-EZ or Form 990-N with the IRS.

We've always had information on organizations that file the full Form 990 or 990-PF (for private foundations), and that isn't changing. We'll continue to add new and update the existing organization records in Cause IQ for the full Form 990 and 990-PF filers.

We understand that really small organizations filing a Form 990-N aren't relevant for all of our customers. To help you quickly tell the system to remove the 990-N filers from your search results, simply click the "Exclude Form 990-N (e-Postcard) organizations" checkbox below the search filter sidebar on the left. Once you select that option, Cause IQ will automatically exclude the 990-N filers when you start new search (you can always uncheck the box to add the 990-N filers back to your search). 

Here's where you tell the system to remove the 990-N filers from your search results:

Exclude 990-N organizations from the "List" view

Due to the limitations of the Form-EZ and 990-N (e-Postcard), Cause IQ will have less information on these smaller organizations (especially the 990-N filers). All 990-EZ and 990-N filers will have a profile in Cause IQ, but you'll see that the profiles aren't as robust as full Form 990 or 990-PF filers. Here's a look at an organization's profile that files a Form 990-N and where you can quickly determine the type of tax return they submit:

Form 990-N organization profile