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AARP

601 E ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20049-0001 | Tax-exempt since May 1967
  • EIN: 95-1985500
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Seniors' Rights (Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(4)
    Defined as: Civic leagues, social welfare organizations and local associations of employees, created to promote community welfare for charitable, educational or recreational purposes.
  • Donations to this organization are not tax deductible.
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Tax Filings by Year

The IRS Form 990 is an annual information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly. Read the IRS instructions for 990 forms.

If this organization has filed an amended return, it may not be reflected in the data below. Duplicated download links may be due to resubmissions or amendments to an organization's original return.

If you would like to download Form 990 document PDFs in bulk, the Internet Archive operates a mirror of the original bulk data.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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990

Total Revenue

$1,525,138,397

Total Functional Expenses $1,317,954,322
Net income $207,184,075
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $322,267,320 21.1%
Program services $195,563,176 12.8%
Investment income $55,616,827 3.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $838,640,664 55.0%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $54,562,389 3.6%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $58,488,021 3.8%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $8,832,010 0.7%
Professional fundraising fees $559,812 0.0%
Other salaries and wages $212,063,574 16.1%
Other
Total Assets $2,354,580,583
Total Liabilities $1,207,643,852
Net Assets $1,146,936,731
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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990

Total Revenue

$1,399,004,768

Total Functional Expenses $1,314,499,116
Net income $84,505,652
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $323,609,282 23.1%
Program services $181,576,151 13.0%
Investment income $40,518,769 2.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $798,788,206 57.1%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $51,420,388 3.7%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $3,091,972 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $8,694,890 0.7%
Professional fundraising fees $682,212 0.1%
Other salaries and wages $223,896,132 17.0%
Other
Total Assets $2,330,580,646
Total Liabilities $1,288,943,708
Net Assets $1,041,636,938
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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990

Total Revenue

$1,332,695,007

Total Functional Expenses $1,219,598,238
Net income $113,096,769
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $326,250,949 24.5%
Program services $176,221,804 13.2%
Investment income $33,221,425 2.5%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $762,553,820 57.2%
Rental property income $250 0.0%
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $30,383,427 2.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $4,063,332 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $7,467,434 0.6%
Professional fundraising fees $210,000 0.0%
Other salaries and wages $236,628,444 19.4%
Other
Total Assets $2,213,302,611
Total Liabilities $1,070,554,203
Net Assets $1,142,748,408
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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990

Total Revenue

$1,231,693,441

Total Functional Expenses $1,282,606,889
Net income -$50,913,448
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $311,634,994 25.3%
Program services $168,654,800 13.7%
Investment income $27,977,864 2.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $723,333,181 58.7%
Rental property income $19,168 0.0%
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$4,652,442
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $4,725,876 0.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $6,747,633 0.5%
Professional fundraising fees $210,000 0.0%
Other salaries and wages $229,176,735 17.9%
Other
Total Assets $1,931,032,941
Total Liabilities $1,184,592,373
Net Assets $746,440,568
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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990

Total Revenue

$1,224,437,632

Total Functional Expenses $1,165,244,846
Net income $59,192,786
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $302,197,818 24.7%
Program services $165,300,742 13.5%
Investment income $54,101,783 4.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $704,630,340 57.5%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$7,280,605
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $5,487,554 0.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $6,463,754 0.6%
Professional fundraising fees $202,500 0.0%
Other salaries and wages $218,419,066 18.7%
Other
Total Assets $1,674,176,647
Total Liabilities $1,007,921,389
Net Assets $666,255,258
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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IRS Filing

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

PDF

IRS Filing
IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

About This Data

Nonprofit Explorer includes summary data for nonprofit tax returns and PDFs of full Form 990 documents.

The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2017 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2016 fiscal years, but may include older records. This data release includes only a subset of what can be found in the full Form 990s.

In addition to the raw summary data, we link to PDFs of full Form 990 documents wherever possible. This consists of a separate release by the IRS of Form 990 documents processed by the agency through June 2016; these documents may contain filings as recent as the 2015 fiscal year.

Which Organizations Are Here?

Every organization that has been recognized as tax exempt by the IRS has to file Form 990 every year, unless they make less than $200,000 in revenue and have less than $500,000 in assets, in which case they have to file form 990-EZ. Organizations making less than $50,000 don’t have to file either form but do have to let the IRS they’re still in business via a Form 990N "e-Postcard."

Nonprofit Explorer has organizations claiming tax exemption in each of the 27 subsections of the 501(c) section of the tax code, and which have filed a Form 990, Form 990EZ or Form 990PF. Taxable trusts and private foundations that are required to file a form 990PF are also included. Small organizations filing a Form 990N "e-Postcard" are not included in this data.

Types of Nonprofits

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Get the Data

For those interested in acquiring the original data from the source, here’s where our data comes from:

  • Raw filing data. Includes EINs and summary financials as structured data.
  • Exempt Organization profiles. Includes organization names, addresses, etc. You can merge this with the raw filing data using EIN numbers.
  • Form 990 documents requested and processed by Public.Resource.Org and ProPublica. We post bulk downloads of these documents at the Internet Archive.
  • Form 990 documents as XML files. Includes complete filing data (financial details, names of officers, tax schedules, etc.) in machine-readable format. Only available for electronically filed documents.
  • Audits. PDFs of single or program-specific audits for nonprofit organizations that spent $750,000 or more in Federal grant money in a single fiscal year. Available for 2016 and later.