****TCJLS Validation – 2020 Horse Validation*****

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Attention 4Hers!!!

In case you have not read the 2020 TCJLS Rule Book there is something new this year for those of you that are planning on showing at the Horse show this year.  Your horse must be validated prior to the show.

This means that you MUST validate your horse at the validations TOMORROW!!!!

The good thing is you do not need to bring your horse to the validation, you will just need to bring the following paperwork:

  1. 3 photos of the horse (front, right side and left side) – make sure they show all the markings
    1. If you have a set of current coggins papers that has the pictures on them this will work)
  2. Copy of the registration papers – if the animal is registered (
    1. If the horse is registered and in the process of being transfer bring a copy of the transfer papers as well
  • Do not bring original papers….. copies only!!! TCJLS will be keeping the copies for validation

 *****Horses entered in the Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show Horse Event must be owned by a member of the exhibitor’s immediate family*******

Here is the link for the 2020 Rule book

https://9e128742-924a-467e-9849-f69e3288986a.filesusr.com/ugd/98a145_d400214adf4c44e4875e7daa3cfbd052.pdf

Horse rules are on page 33

 

RodeoRadio

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

This information is on behalf of Billy Vincent with RodeoRadio.  You may contact him directly for more information at 817-528-0046 or email  billy.vincent@rodeoradio.org

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Happy Holidays,

Billy Vincent

RodeoRadio

817.528.0046

 

FINAL REMINDER — 4-H Holiday Party, Friday, December 6th

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Don’t forget the 4-H CYC Holiday Party is this Friday, December 6th at 7 – 9 pm.

Things to bring:  Snack to Share, Donations for Stand Alone Marines, Wrapped Gift – $5 limit (one gift per youth attendee)

Contests:  Wear your Ugliest Sweater and make your Favorite Holiday Dessert.

Directions & parking info can be found here:  Parking Info

Parents are invited to stay and visit, read, or enjoy the event.  Parents are also invited to drop youth off and run some errands.  Unattended youth must be accompanied into the building and mature enough to stay with their guardians.  ALL unattended youth must be picked up no later than 9:05 pm.

See below flyer for more info.

 

TCJLS 2020 Rule Book is Here!

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

The Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show Rule book for 2020 is here! Along with the forms that you will need to process your entries!

Remember, the process of entering TCJLS is done online through your club manager.  I have placed the rule book in a folder on our shared Google drive that can always be found on our website under the Link to G-Drive 2019-2020  folder.  You can also find it at the TCJLS website.  All entries must be in the system by Thursday, January 16, 2020.

And please remember that county validation take place on Saturday, December 7th.  Please see the county calendar for more information on this event.

If you have questions, please visit the TCJLS website first and then feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Jacklyn Jones – Doyle
Ag & Natural Resources Extension Agent

Tarrant County

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor St.  Suite 500

Fort Worth, Tx 76196

Tel:   817.884.1946

Fax:  817.884.1941

jacklyn.jones@ag.tamu.edu

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Fort Worth Stock Show Parade

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

A great opportunity is coming up in January to promote 4-H and your clubs!

We will once again be marching in a group in the Fort Worth Stock Show Parade. This year’s parade takes place Saturday, January 18th and the parade begins at 11 a.m. This is a great event that counts as community service for the 4-H members that march and parents are encouraged to participate as well.

This is a fun event where 4-Hers can get to know families from other clubs.

  • Every participant must complete the attached form release 2020 FWSSR Parade Release form. One form per person marching in the parade.
  • Forms may be mailed to 200 Taylor St, Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76196 or email into the office to andrea.amador@ag.tamu.edu by Friday, January 10, 2020.
  • The route is little over a mile long.  It starts at the Tarrant County Courthouse, goes to the Fort Worth Convention Center, and then back to the Courthouse.
  • We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the county Extension office and head over to the start location at 10:30 a.m.
  • We are usually done by 12 p.m.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to having a great turnout for the parade.

2020 FWSSR Parade Release

Jordan Peldyak

Tarrant County 4-H Youth Development

Prairie View A&M University Extension

200 Taylor Street Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196

(817) 884-1945

Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu

 

IRS Filing Instructions

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Dear Manager,

TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION: THE DEADLINE FOR IRS FILING FOR ALL 4-H CLUBS/GROUPS IS DECEMBER 20, 2019

THE PROCESS OF FILING AN IRS 990 FORM IS REQUIRED OF EVERY 4-H CLUB/GROUP THAT HAS AN ACTIVE EIN, REGARDLESS IF THE CLUB/GROUP IS MANAGING ANY MONEY.

August 31st ended the fiscal year for all 4-H clubs and groups in Texas that are under the Texas 4-H, Inc. umbrella. With the end of the fiscal year, comes the requirement for ALL Texas 4-H, Inc. clubs and groups to file their annual information return (Form 990-N, 990 or 990-EZ)

Due to the IRS website being down for maintenance every year in January, our deadline for clubs filing under Texas 4-H Inc. is December 20, 2019. However, you can file NOW! You do not have to wait. Any club or group that does not have a successful filing by that date could potentially be in jeopardy of having their EIN revoked by the IRS. Filing a club or group annual information return is accomplished by each club or group manager and treasurer working with County Extension Agents to complete and file an IRS Form 990.

Form 990 is the form used by tax-exempt organizations to provide the IRS with the information required on an annual basis. There are several Form 990s that a 4-H club/group can file, depending on their financial status. The Form 990 options are:

  • Form 990N (e-postcard): Gross receipts $50,000 or less
  • Form 990EZ: Gross receipts less than $200,000 and total assets less than $500,000 at the end of the year
  • Form 990: Gross receipts exceeding $200,000 at the end of the year

Once the club/group has determined the correct Form 990 filing option, they will need to file by December 20, 2019.

Please follow the instructions below to successfully file your club/group 990 form. As you follow the instructions, please do so with these key points in mind:

  • Filing an annual information return is not dependent upon if the club has money or income for the past year. It is the official procedure to maintain a club/group EIN number and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Every club with an EIN under Texas 4-H Inc. must file annually.
  • If a 990-N (e-postcard) filing is rejected, the County Extension Office and/or club manager should follow the instructions to resolve the issue directly with the IRS. Texas 4-H, Inc. cannot accept failed attempt notices from the IRS online system.
  • 4-H Clubs/Groups that use another entities EIN, such as a school-based 4-H club that uses the school’s EIN, must work with the school and follow their timeline and procedures for filing with the IRS.
  • The IRS site typically shuts down the first few weeks of the year. Therefore, it is very important that clubs/groups not wait to file with the IRS. You can file now!

After January 15th, the Texas 4-H Office will confirm the filings of ALL chartered 4-H clubs/groups through the IRS website. County offices can also confirm fillings by going to: https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/. Once at the site, enter the club/group EIN under the “Search Term” and click Search. Texas 4-H will appear in bold at the bottom of the page. Click on it and a list of tax year filings will appear. This one will be “Tax Year 2018.” Because the Texas 4-H Office can verify filings through the IRS website, there is NO need to email, fax, or call with confirmations of 990 forms.

HOW TO FILE

To electronically submit Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or Form 990-EZ, use the Form 990-N Electronic Filing System (e-Postcard).

  • Form 990-N must be completed and filed electronically. There is no paper form.
  • Form 990-N filers may choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.
  • Use the Form 990-N Electronic Filing System (e-Postcard) User Guide while registering and filing.
  • Organizations should continue efforts to file, even if late.

WHO MUST FILE

ALL 4-H clubs under Texas 4-H Inc must file (whether they have money or not) to retain their 501(c)3 status. Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less can satisfy their annual reporting requirement by electronically submitting Form 990-N if they choose not to file Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.

FORM 990-N FILING DUE DATE

Form 990-N is due every year by the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of your tax year. You cannot file the e-Postcard until after your tax year ends.

Example: Since our tax year ended on August 31, the e-Postcard is due January 15 of the following year. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. However, since the IRS website usually goes down for maintenance during this timeframe, we ask that you file before December 20th.

If your 990-N is late, the IRS will send a reminder notice to the last address in their system.

While there is no penalty assessment for filing a Form 990-N late, organizations that fail to file required Forms 990, 990-EZ or 990-N for three consecutive years will automatically lose their tax-exempt status. Revocation of the organization’s tax- exempt status will happen on the filing due date of the third consecutively-missed year.

Information you will need when filing Form 990-N

Form 990-N is easy to complete. You’ll need only eight items of basic information about your organization.

  1. Employer identification number (EIN), also known as a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
  2. Tax year (2018)
  3. Legal name (Texas 4-H) and mailing address of club
  4. Any other names the organization uses (Club name on EIN verification)
  5. Name and address of a principal officer
  6. Web site address if the organization has one
  7. Confirmation that the organization’s annual gross receipts are $50,000 or less
  8. If applicable, a statement that the organization has terminated or is terminating (going out of business)

RESOURCES

  • NEW THIS YEAR! You Tube Video that takes you step-by-step through the tax filing process for 4-H clubs/groups can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/SOuF20LOR2w
  • 2018-2019 IRS Filing Instructions for Texas 4-H Club/Group 990 Forms – Attached
  • IRS websites for Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations – Form 990-N (e-Postcard) and the IRS Filing Website – Click here
  • IRS Form 990-N Electronic Filing System User Guide – Attached, Also available at: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5248.pdf

Jordan Peldyak

Tarrant County 4-H Youth Development

Prairie View A&M University Extension

200 Taylor Street Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196

(817) 884-1945

Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu

 

4-H Holiday Party

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

See the invitation below to the 4-H County Youth Council Holiday Party.  It will be Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there.

Holiday Flyer – December 6 2019

 

November CYC Invite

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Please see the invitation to next week County Youth Council meeting.   All 4-H members are encouraged to attend the CYC meeting at the Extension Office.   There will be an Adult Volunteers at the same time.   I look forward to seeing you there.

Invite -November 2019

 

CHRISTMAS IN THE STOCKYARDS

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

We are looking for volunteers for Christmas in the Stockyards.  To assist with activities from 10 am – 5 pm every Friday – Sunday, on November 29th to December 22nd.  See the flyer below for more information.

If you are interested please contact bailey@cowtowncoliseum.com

 

Texas 4-H Teen & Refashion Retreats

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Below is information about Retreats that are coming up in January of 2020.  Texas 4-H Teen Retreat (January 3rd-5th) and Texas 4-H Refashion Retreat (January 24th-26th) at Texas 4-H Center Lake Brownwood, Texas.  You can register online for both of these events at:  texas4hcenter.tamu.edu