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How To Extend Your Exempt Organization Tax Deadline


The biggest filing deadline for tax-exempt organizations is coming up on May 15th. Organizations that operate on a calendar tax year from January to December are required to file their appropriate 990 Form by this date. If you need more time to prepare and file your 990 Form, you can extend your exempt organization tax deadline!

How To Extend Your Exempt Organization Tax Deadline

Extending your organization’s tax deadline is quick and easy when you file IRS Form 8868. You will only need a few pieces of information to get started and when you finish you will have an additional 6 months to file!

Information Needed To File

The following information is needed to file IRS Extension Form 8868:
  1. Organization/Business Name
  2. Address
  3. EIN/FEIN
  4. Tax Estimate (if any)
  5. Type of tax form you are requesting an IRS extension form (990, 990-EZ, etc.)
Pretty straightforward, right? Once you have that information available filing IRS Extension Form 8868 takes no time at all!

How To File IRS Extension Form 8868

The first step to filing IRS Form 8868 is creating your FREE account with ExpressExtension, which takes less than a minute. Then choose IRS Form 8868 to e-file and follow the prompts to enter your information.

Once you have submitted all required information review your return and make sure the information you entered is accurate and correct. Hit the Transmit button and off to the IRS, your 990 extension application goes. You will receive an instant notification as soon as it is accepted by the IRS; which is normally within a few minutes.


Next Steps After Filing a 990 Extension

Once your tax extension has been approved and tax deadline extended you will have an up to 6 months to file your Form 990. You can file the appropriate 990 Form for your organization with our sister product, TaxBandits. TaxBandits covers filings for the Form 990 Series as well as other important tax forms for business owners, nonprofit organizations and more.

Get ahead of the game and file IRS Extension Form 8868 by the May 15th tax deadline.

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