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Mastering Form 990 Schedule R: Reporting Transactions With Related Organizations and Unrelated Partnerships

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Conducted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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This course will provide tax advisers to exempt organizations with a thorough and practical guide to completing Form 990 Schedule R, Related Organizations and Unrelated Partnerships. The panel will go into detail on translating the form instructions onto the Schedule and will include examples of completed schedules showing required disclosures.


One of the more complicated Schedules on Form 990 Exempt Organization Tax Return is Schedule R, Related Organizations and Unrelated Partnerships. The AICPA in its most recent comments noted that the instructions to Part III of the Schedule in particular do not provide clear guidance on how to report indirect partnership interests. The combination of a lack of guidance and the complexity of the reporting requirements present a particular challenge to nonprofit advisers in reporting related organizational transactions.

An essential first step in completing the Form 990 is understanding the standards for relatedness under Form 990 and then determine whether the filing organization is obligated to include any information regarding a related or other organization on Form 990.

When an organization begins preparing its Form 990, the tax professional must recognize external entities in which the exempt organization maintains an interest. The professional must then determine whether the entities are related, and if so, whether the relationship must be reported on Form 990. The adviser also must be able to determine whether the relationship rises to the level of a reportable joint venture.

Listen as our experienced panel provides detailed guidance on completing Form 990 Schedule R, with concrete examples of completed forms and schedules.



  1. Reporting related entities on Form 990 Part IV
  2. Standards for relatedness
  3. Related nonprofit/exempt organizations reporting
  4. Related for-profit/taxable organizations reporting


The panel will discuss these and other important aspects to completing Schedule R:

  • How to determine the standards for relatedness
  • Identifying information that must be reported on Schedule R
  • How to complete Part III and understand the unrelated partnership standards
  • Reporting relationships with other exempt organizations
  • Reporting relationships and transactions with taxable partnerships


Patrick Devine, CPA
Patrick Devine, CPA

Tax Partner
M & R Ferber

Mr. Devine has held accounting positions in retail, manufacturing, not-for-profit, oil and energy, and public...  |  Read More

David A. Levitt
David A. Levitt

Adler & Colvin

Mr. Levitt’s practice focuses on the representation of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis...  |  Read More

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