Surviving the Deadline: Form 8868

Form 8868, Exempt Organizations Tax ExtensionThis is your Survival Guide to make it through the Form 8868 Exempt Organizations Tax Extension DEADLINE.

If you can keep it together and follow our guide, you will survive the deadline and give yourself an additional 3-months to e-file your exempt organization’s tax return.

Survival Tip 1: Don’t Stress. has got your back and will be with you all the way to the end of Deadline Day, and beyond.

Survival Tip 2: Gather supplies.
To properly execute a correct transmission of your Form 8868 to the IRS you will need the following:  your business/organization name & address, EIN/FEIN, estimated amount of tax owed to the IRS (only if there is any), and the type of tax form that is normally filed for your organization – ex. 990, 990-EZ, 990-T.

Survival Tip 3: Log into your ExpressExtension account.
If you do not have an account, no problem you will still get through this unscathed. Simply create an account, it will just take a second then continue to Survival Tip 4.

Survival Tip 4: Complete Form 8868 & Transmit to IRS
You’ve almost made it! Do you have the information from Survival Tip 2? Great. Now just select to e-file Form 8868 from your homepage. Follow the steps to enter your business information. When the process is complete, select Transmit to quickly send your Form 8868 to the IRS.

Survival Tip 5: Relax, You survived the deadline.
Congratulations! Now all you have to do is sit back & relax. We will send you a confirmation e-mail verifying your From 8868 was accepted by the IRS. Just make sure to mark your calendar for the extended due date, if you miss the extended deadline you may incur hefty IRS penalties.

Warning: You cannot use Form 8868 to extend the due date of Form 990-N. 

In Case Of Emergency
If you need assistance when e-filing your Form 8868, our US-Based support team would be more than happy to help. You can contact us via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: To guarantee your deadline survival, our ExpressExtension Support Team will be available 9-6 EST for phone and live chat support and 24/7 email support.

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