Tax Exempt Filing Software for Nonprofits

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BY Scott Turner
November 20

Tax exempt filing and reporting is a big challenge for nonprofits

Whether you are an accounting firm with multiple tax exempt clients or a nonprofit like a private foundation, healthcare system, or higher education institution, correctly processing and filing 990s is fraught with danger and complexity. IRS Form 990 is central to complying with complex tax and reporting. It is also a public-facing document, and thus a public relations document for nonprofits. Tax exempt filing solutions often fail to account for the nuances of the nonprofit industry. C-TRAC is tax exempt filing software for nonprofits and for the accounting firms who serve them. It streamlines tax exempt filing from data collection to form preparation to project management, and e-filing.

C-TRAC is THE standard tax exempt filing software

Tax transformation-minded CPAs developed C-TRAC to address the common pitfalls of nonprofit compliance. With busy tax compliance professionals in mind, C-TRAC replaced burdensome questionnaires and tedious, manual work with the most intuitive IRS-approved software that streamlines information gathering. The result is tax exempt filing software that automates compliance and direct e-filing 990 forms. Thanks to it tax transformation reputation, clients are requesting C-TRAC by name from their accounting firmsa differentiator when selecting firms. 

Benefits of tax exempt filing software

GeniusDrive (independent analysts) found a 311% ROI for Accounting Firms with Tax
Exempt filing and reporting practices.


Consider a composite accounting firm with 5 accounting team members serving 100 client entities.
C-TRAC tax exempt filing and reporting benefits include:

  • Generating $144K in labor savings, system and risk avoidance and growth
    opportunities each year by eliminating 1,278 person hours of manual tasks annually
  • Improving margins by 5.9 to as much as 14.7 percentage points
  • Achieving $459K in economic benefits over three years
  • All this drives a 311% return on investment (ROI), achieving break-even in 4 months


Tax exempt filing software features

C-TRAC performs tax-exempt filing and reporting in an integrated, all-in-one platform. Features include:

  • Simplified data collection and tax form preparation with intuitive workflows
  • IRS e-filing platform for 990, 990-PF, 9990-EZ, 990-T, 4720, 8868 and 13 mandated state e-filing jurisdictions
  • Support for all 42 state taxing jurisdictions including corporate, exempt, and attorney general forms and their extensions in a single platform
  • Enterprise-wide Master Compensation Reporting helps easily manage board of directors and key employee reporting across multiple entities
  • Conflicts of Interest module manages board questionnaires
  • 1-click integration with K-1 Analyzer helps automate Federal and State UBI reporting

C-TRAC overview

Watch C-TRAC in action. Click image to view 2 minute video.

Reviews for C-TRAC Tax Exempt Filing Software 

Here are recent C-TRAC reviews from accounting firms, hospital and healthcare systems, and universities.

C-TRAC has proven to be one of the smartest purchases our department has made.  It has allowed us to gain efficiencies, reduce costs, and truly automate the compilation of the 990 & 990-T.  We now have a single, comprehensive tool to manage information flowing into the returns and to prepare and file all necessary forms and schedules.



Before we had K1x, we relied on huge spreadsheets to prepare our tax-exempt returns. We needed to find a way to make tax prep more efficient on our exempt side. Now it’s easy to set up new entities, gather and store information, prepare returns, and manage the entire tax-exempt return preparation process. Everybody on our team enjoys the K1x solution. I don’t know how people track all their investments without K1x. It’s made our whole process so much more efficient and it’s great that K1x has exempt experts on staff.



If you are a sophisticated exempt like a hospital or university, K1x is the best tool. I can see my changes right away in my PDFs. We spend more time doing data analysis instead of data entry. This definitely saves weeks of time every month.



There is no other tech out there like C-TRAC.



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