UTU locals that have not filed Form 990, Form 990EZ or Form 990-N with the Internal Revenue Service for the last three years have until Oct. 15, 2010, to file, or they will automatically lose their tax-exempt status.

For additional information on which of three above forms a local is required to file, read the attached release form the IRS.

UTU local treasurers are not required to file Internal Revenue Service Form 990-N by May 15.

However, said UTU International Auditor Steve Noyes, locals that are required to file IRS Forms 990 and 990-EZ must still file those forms by the May 15 deadline.

Noyes said he was told by IRS representatives that their Web site has been receiving a large influx of people submitting the 990 forms. As a result of the high traffic to the site, the site is experiencing slow response times.

Locals must still file Form 990-N; but not prior to May 15.