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5/02/2014

E-File An Exempt Organization Tax Extension Before The Deadline

The Exempt Organization Tax Deadline is *Thursday May 15th at midnight, according to your time zone. If you need more time to file your IRS Income Tax Return, you can extend your deadline for 3 months by e-filing an Exempt Organizations Tax Extension Form 8868 with ExpressExtension.com.


What is Form 8868?
Form 8868 is used by an exempt organization to request an automatic 3-month extension of time ( 6 months for a corporation required to file Form 990-T) to file. Form 8868 can also be e-file for an additional (not-automatic) 3-month extension of time to file. Exempt organizations extensions have 2 parts. Our site allows you to file either one. You can even e-file Part II through us, even if you didn't file Part I with us.

Part I: Automatic 3-Month Extension of Time
This will automatically extend the filing deadline for 3 months ( or 6 months for Form 990-T).

Part II: Additional (Not-Automatic) 3-Month Extension of Time
You would only file Part II if you have been granted an automatic 3-month extension on a previously filed Form 8868.

Note: You cannot use form 8868 to extend the due date of Form 990-N

Who is Form 8868 for?
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Churches & Religious Organizations
  • Private foundations
  • Other NonProfits
What will you need to file Form 8868?
Before e-filing your extension, you will need to have: your business/organization name & address, EIN/FEIN, estimated amount of tax owed to the IRS (if any), and the type of tax form you normally file your income tax returns on - ex. 990, 990-EZ, 990-T. It is very important that this information matches what the IRS has on record for your organization. If you are unsure of any of the information needed to file your extension, we recommend contacting the IRS Exempt Organizations Hotline at 1-877-829-5500.

Once you've got your information and estimation in hand, you can create an account with ExpressExtension and simply follow the directions to transmit your Form 8868.

* This deadline is for reporting period - January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013. Find out your tax reporting period posted by the IRS.

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