Form 5578

Form Filing Instructions

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.  In filling out Form 5578, on line:

  • 2a: show “Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122”;
  • 2b: “43-0658188”;
  • 2c: “1709.”
IRS Posting Requirements (2019 Update)

Deadline for Filing

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.

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