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Schedule G (Form 990-EZ or Form 990)

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Schedule G is used to report professional fundraising services, fundraising events, and gaming.

Who must file Schedule G?

An organization that answered “Yes” to Form 990, Part IV, Checklist of Required Schedules, line 17, 18, or 19, or meets the criteria for Form 990-EZ filers described below, must complete the appropriate parts of Schedule G (Form 990 or 990-EZ) and attach Schedule G to Form 990 or Form 990-EZ.

What are fundraising events?

Fundraising events are activities meant to get potential donors to contribute money, securities, services, materials, facilities, other assets, or time. They include:

  • Publicizing and conducting fundraising campaigns.
  • Maintaining donor mailing lists.
  • Conducting fundraising events.
  • Preparing and distributing fundraising manuals, instructions, and other materials.
  • Professional fund-raising services.
  • Conducting other activities involved with soliciting contributions from individuals, foundations, governments, and others.

Fund-raising activities do not include gaming, the conduct of any trade or business that is regularly carried on, or activities substantially related to the accomplishment of the organization's exempt purpose (other than by raising funds).

What are gaming activities?

The term gaming includes bingo, beano, raffles, lotteries, pull-tabs, scratch-offs, pari-mutuel betting, Calcutta wagering, pickle jars, punchboards, tip boards, tip jars, certain video games, and other games of chance. Most forms of gaming, if regularly carried on, result in unrelated business income (UBI) and the income may be taxable.

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