Extend your November Form 990 Deadline with Extension Form 8868!

Extend your deadline, but only if you file by midnight!

Many tax-exempt organizations have a deadline to file their annual 990 series return with the IRS today! Is yours one of them?

Tax-exempt organizations with a tax year beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th are required to file their annual 990 return with the IRS by the 15th day of the 5th month following the close of their tax year, which would be today!

Does your organization need some additional time to complete its 990 return and file successfully? If so, this is what you need to know about Form 8868!

What is Form 8868?

The Form 8868 is the Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return. This form is filed by tax-exempt organizations that are seeking additional time to complete their information returns and file them with the IRS. 

The 8868 Extension is an automatic one. Therefore, if you complete this form accurately and on time, and pay any balance due to the IRS, your form will be accepted and the IRS will grant you an extended period to file. 

How long is the 8868 Extension?

This is an automatic extension of six months for tax-exempt organizations to complete and file their information returns with the IRS.  

Which Forms can be Extended by Form 8868

Form 8868 can be followed in regard to the following forms:

  • Form 990 or Form 990-EZ
  • Form 990-BL
  • Form 4720 (individual)
  • Form 990-PF
  • Form 990-T (sec. 401(a) or 408(a) trust)
  • Form 990-T (trust other than above)
  • Form 990-T (Corporation)
  • Form 1041-A
  • Form 4720 (other than an individual)
  • Form 5227
  • Form 6069
  • Form 8870

Please be aware that Form 990-N, also referred to as the 990 e-postcard, is NOT eligible for an extension. 

When is the deadline to file an 8868 extension?

To be eligible for an extension, tax-exempt organizations must complete and file their Form 8868 on or before the deadline of your return. 

For example, if your Form 990 is due today, November 15, 2022, you must file your extension on or before midnight. 

Here’s how to Get Started with ExpressExtension!

Completing your ExpressExtension is quick and easy. You won’t have to worry about where your Form 8868 is because we provide you with instant updates! 

First of all, you don’t have to provide any reason to the IRS for filing this extension, just fill it out! Here is all the information you will need to complete your Form 8868 in minutes with ExpressExtension

  • Your organization’s basic details like the name, EIN, and address.
  • Know which extension you want to complete (Form 8868)
  • Enter your tax details, for example, if you have any tax payments.

With our step-by-step instructions, you can complete this form easily and accurately. Plus, if your form is rejected for any reason, you can edit and re-transmit the form at no additional cost to you. 

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