The summer season has begun to hit us full force–bright sunshine, heat waves, family vacations, Fourth of July cookouts, weekend getaways, celebrations and more. Although you may be enjoying your free time this summer, don’t forget that tax season is still in full swing, especially for tax-exempt organizations. Organizations that operate on a fiscal tax year may have their Information Returns due within the next few days.
Every year nonprofit organizations or tax-exempt groups such as charities, educational groups, religious organizations, and more are required to file either an Information Return Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF, or 990-N to maintain their tax-exempt status and stay in compliance with the IRS.
Let’s take Form 990 for example. The deadline for Form 990 is the 15th day of the 5th month after the end of the organization’s fiscal year. If an organization has been liquidated, dissolved, or terminated, they also have to file a return that is still due by the 15th day of the 5th month after liquidation, dissolution, or termination.
Does your organization have a deadline coming up soon? Like maybe this coming Saturday, July 15?? If so, KEEP CALM! ExpressExtension provides IRS Form 8868 that will give you an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your return.
To get started, simply create a free account with ExpressExtension and select “Create Exempt or Tax Extension.” You will then be guided through the e-filing process step-by-step and complete within minutes. Once your primary information has been entered, you will see a summary of your organization’s information that is on file with the IRS. Confirm this information and our system will perform a quick audit to double check for any errors that need to be fixed. As soon as any corrections are made, you can then pay a small fee to submit and transmit directly to the IRS. You will be notified via email that you extension has been approved within minutes.
So take a quick second and submit an extension to get more time to file. Not near your computer? No problem! You can download the free ExpressExtension App and e-file IRS Form 8868 right from your smartphone or tablet at any location.
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