Non-Profit Filing for Hospitals
What is hospital facilities?
Hospitals facilities that are licensed, registered, or similarly recognized by the state as a hospital. This means hospitals require recognition as a hospital to qualify for any tax exempt considerations. Hospital organizations may treat multiple buildings as a single hospital facility operating under a single state license.
How do tax exempt hospitals benefit communities?
Tax exempt hospitals are required to provide community benefit to be tax-exempt charitable organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since hospitals were traditionally run by religious or philanthropic organizations, becoming tax exempt was a natural progression. Regardless of the origin, a tax exempt hospital presents many benefits to the community.
What are the new requirements for charitable 501(c)(3) hospitals?
Because of a lack of uniformity in definitions and reporting, there was a call for a separate schedule for hospitals on Form 990, the annual tax return filed by nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations. Because of this, there is a discussion draft of a new Schedule H, where hospitals will report their impact and community benefit.
Which 990 Form should hospitals file?
Hospitals are required to file the long Form 990, Schedule H to provide information on the activities and policies of, and community benefit provided by, its hospital facilities and other non-hospital health care facilities that it operated during the tax year. This includes facilities operated either directly or through disregarded entities or joint ventures.
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|Conditions||Forms to File||Action|
|Gross receipts normally ≤ $50,000||Form 990-N||Start Filing Now|
|Gross receipts < $200,000, and Total assets < $500,000||Form 990-EZ||Start Filing Now|
|Gross receipts ≥ $200,000, or Total assets ≥ $500,000||Form 990||Start Filing Now|