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.”
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.