Form 8868 Extension | The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How

Do you need more time to file your Exempt Organization Income Tax Return? Don’t worry, has exactly what you need – Form 8868.

Form 8868 is a tax extension that when accepted by the IRS, you are provided an additional 3 months to file. There are two parts to this form; the first part is filed for the initial extension time of 3 months and if you need additional time, the second part can be filed for an added extension of 3 months. You must file Part I to receive the Part II extension. Find out more
Charitable organizations, churches & religious organizations, private foundations, and other nonprofits can e-file Form 8868. Any tax exempt organization can e-file Form 8868, except organizations e-filing Form 990-N. Form 8868 will not extend the due date of Form 990-N. 
The deadline of forms in the 990 series is explained to be the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization’s accounting period ends. So it would be May 15th for calendar-year filers.  So Form 8868 is due before the deadline of your 990 form. 
You can e-file Form 8868 with The entire process is really simple and there are helpful prompts to guide your from start to finish. You can also e-file Form 8868 and even your Form 990, 990-EZ, and 990-N with our partners at E-filing the 990 form is so much easier than dealing with all that paper. Head on over the and check it out. 
This question is probably stirring in that intelligent mind of yours – Why should I e-file with Well, the simple answer is because it is the most efficient and easy program to use to transmit your extensions to the IRS. ExpressExtension is and IRS Authorized E-file Provider and has worked closely with the IRS to provide the best e-filing experience available. And if you ever have a question about e-filing with, we have an amazing support team ready to assist you. All of their contact information is listed at the end of this blog. 
How do you e-file Form 8868? It really is easy. You will need some information, including; your business/organization name, address, EIN/FEIN, estimated amount of tax owed to the IRS (if any) and the type of exempt tax form you normally file (Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF, etc.).  Here is a great video showing the ExpressExtension in action:
If you have any questions about e-filing with, contact our Support Team via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: 

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