File Form 8868 To Extend Your Exempt Organization Tax Deadline

May 15th will be the deadline for many Tax Exempt Organizations to file their Form 990, 990-N, 990-EZ, and other forms from the series with the IRS. If you need more time to file, you can actually e-file a tax extension, Form 8868, with The entire e-filing process is pretty simple, but before we get into how it all works, let’s discuss Form 8868.

Form 8868
Form 8868 is a two part IRS tax extension form that you can e-file via and receive an automatic 3 month extension of time to file your Exempt Organization Tax Return (aka return from the Form 990 series). If the initial 3 month extension is not enough time, you can file Part II of Form 8868 for an additional 3 month extension.

  • Part I – Automatic 3 Month Extension of Time
    • The first time you e-file Form 8868 you will receive an automatic extension of time to file once your return is accepted. If you are filing for an extension for Form 990-T, you will receive an automatic extension of 6 months. 
  • Part II – Additional (non-automatic) 3 Month Extension of Time 
    • You will only file Part II if you file Part I and still need additional time to file.
E-filing Form 8868 with 

The actual e-filing process is simple and there are helpful prompts to guide you. It will save you time if you have everything you need before you file, including:
  • Business/organization name
  • Address
  • Estimated amount of tax owed t the IRS (if any)
  • The name of the form you use to file your Exempt Orgnization Income Tax Return (990, 990-EZ, 990-T, etc.)
Once you have all the information together and you’re signed into your ExpressExtension account, just choose to e-file Form 8868. Our guided prompts show you where to input all your information. 
If you have any questions about e-filing Form 8868 with, contact the ExpressExtension Support Team via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: [email protected]

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