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Friday, November 3, 2017

SPAN Enterprises Partners with GuideStar to Benefit Nonprofits

Austin Jefferson 11/03/2017

SPAN Enterprises, parent company of ExpressTaxExempt, is excited to announce the launch of Express990 in collaboration with GuideStar!

Express990 allows nonprofits to seamlessly export their completed IRS Form 990, 990-EZ, and 990-PF returns directly to GuideStar with to be viewed on GuideStar.

The Journey Begins

The initiation to this great collaboration began with an effort to maximize the endless possibilities for nonprofit organizations. ExpressTaxExempt began searching for ways to assist our users and nonprofits overall.

As the world’s largest source of nonprofit information, GuideStar collects pertinent information, including annual IRS filings, and distributes it through its website and more than 200 partner sites and applications. We knew instantly that by collaborating the useful tools of both ExpressTaxExempt and GuideStar, the needs of nonprofit organizations could be met directly through the creation of Express990.

With the IRS requiring 990 forms to be displayed for public inspection, and a large percentage of our users already utilizing the services of GuideStar, it became clear that both companies should work together to aid nonprofits.

The newly launched Express990 feature prompts users to authorize sending their returns to GuideStar as part of the filing process. Up to 8 million users, donors and potential supporters will have almost immediate access to up-to-date information for the nonprofits that select this option.

Benefits of Express990

By integrating the services of both companies, the amount of time for an organization’s 990 information to be made available for potential donors and supporters will be reduced significantly.

Normally, it takes months before GuideStar can obtain 990s from the IRS, because the IRS must process them first. Express990 eliminates this delay; each return is transmitted to GuideStar as soon as the IRS accepts its e-filing.

“The collaboration between ExpressTaxExempt and GuideStar provides much needed assistance and resources to nonprofit organizations,” said Naga Palanisamy, Co-founder & President of SPAN Enterprises. “Nonprofits can now seamlessly export their completed IRS Form 990 returns to the GuideStar database for immediate availability. This new functionality further fulfills the mission of our company, to help exempt organizations continue making a difference in their communities.” 
Additionally, valuable information regarding each organization such as its mission, income, expenses, finances, and leadership will be completely transparent to donors and potential supporters. This transparency can greatly increase a nonprofit’s chances of recognition and receiving funding in a more timely manner. 

It Gets Even Better!

Nonprofits will also have access to several exclusive ExpressTaxExempt features, including management of reviewers, approvers, and additional users, along with internal audit checks, multi-organizational filing and multi-tax period support. Tax returns filed with ExpressTaxExempt are transmitted directly to the IRS and can be accepted within hours. Users also receive real-time email notifications with tax return updates. Best of all, ExpressTaxExempt offers a 100 percent, US-based customer support team for any and all inquiries an organization may have in regard to its e-filing. 

“As part of our premier products, ExpressTaxExempt users can now conveniently file their organizations’ W2 or 1099 forms using the same account within ExpressTaxFilings,” said Agie Sundaram, CEO of SPAN Enterprises.
SPAN Enterprises is proud to launch Express990 in collaboration with GuideStar to assist nonprofit organizations. Organizations will now have the ability to simultaneously file their required tax forms and tell over 8 million potential donors and supporters how they are making a difference in the world each day.

Make the best choice for your nonprofit organization and experience the great benefits of Express990 by visiting www.expresstaxexempt.com.

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