IRS Form 5578 for Nonpublic schools

Published on May 3rd, 2019

Every year each school must file a Form 5578 – Certification of Racial Nondiscrimination with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the appropriate deadline.   This includes free-standing preschools.  The purpose of this form is to maintain your tax exempt status.

The deadline is May 15 for schools which have a fiscal year that follows the calendar year (January 1-December 31). A school that has a different fiscal year must submit Form 5578 by the 15th day in the fifth month following the end of the fiscal year. For example, the deadline is November 15 for a school that uses a fiscal year end of June 30.

The form and instructions may be found at  www.luthed.org under Resources.   It will have the Synod information you need to include in Box 2 of this form.   Contact the Education office if you have questions on how to complete this form or what you need to do.