IRS Form 8868
Officially titled "Application for Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return," Form 8868 consists of two parts. Part I is used to file the initial extension that will automatically extend the filing deadline for 3 months (or 6 months for Form 990-T). Part II is used if you have already been granted the initial 3 month extension and need an additional 3 months to file; Part II is not automatic.
Note: You cannot use Form 8868 to extend the due date of Form 990-N
The E-filing Process
Before e-filing your extension, make sure you have the following information: business/organization name, address, EIN/FEIN, estimated amount of tax owed to the IRS (if any), and the type of tax form that you normally file your income tax returns on (ex. 990, 990-EZ, 990-T, etc.). It is very important that the information matches what the IRS has on record for you. If you are unsure of any of the information, we recommend contacting the IRS exempt organizations hotline at 1-877-829-5500.
How You E-file Form 8868
After creating your ExpressExtension account, you will click Create New Extension on your account dashboard. Our system will walk you through each step of the extension filing process, all the way through transmitting the return to the IRS. After you have transmitted your tax extension form to the IRS, kick back and relax while we take care of the rest.
What We'll Do When You E-file Form 8868
Before you transmit your return we will provide error checks to make sure that you're not missing any required information. After your form has been transmitted to the IRS we will e-mail you as soon as your extension form has been accepted. This e-mail normally comes back to you within minutes of transmitting your extension. If for any reason your form is rejected by the IRS, we will send you notification with the reason for rejection so you can correct errors and retransmit at no cost.
If you have any questions about e-filing Form 8868 with ExpressExtension.com, contact the ExpressExtension Support Team via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org