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E-file Form 8868 to Extend your Form 990-N Deadline

The IRS Form 8868 is an Exempt Organization Tax Extension Form 8868, used for Non-Profit Organizations, Charities and other Tax Exempt Organizations to request for an automatic 6-Month filing extension of time to file their 990-N tax returns before deadline with the IRS. With Tax2efile, you can E-file the Form 8868 within minutes for low prices!

Form 8868 Extension Supports for the Following Forms
The following Forms can be extended through Form 8868
Application is for Return Code Application is for Return Code
Form 990/990-EZ 01 Form 1041-A 08
Form 4720 (Individual) 03 Form 4720 (Other than individual) 09
Form 990-PF 04 Form 5227 10
Form 990-T (section 401(a) or (408(a) Trust) 05 Form 6069 11
Form 990-T (Trust other than listed) 06 Form 8870 12
Form 990-T (Corporation) 07

Note: Extension are not available for Form 990-N

How It Works

When and Who Needs to File Form 8868?

The tax filer needs to file the Form 8868 by the May 15th due date to receive an automatic 6 Months extension to file the Form 990-N. The extension is applicable for Tax Exempt Organizations, Charities and Non-Profit Organizations. If you are a trustee of a trust, you need to file Form 1041-A or Form 5227 so you can use the form 8868 to request the extension to file those returns.

  • An organization is allowed a 6-Month extension for their tax return.
  • The Form 8868 automatically extends the filing deadline by 6 Months for Exempt Organizations to file IRS Form 990-N.

Still Have Questions?

Form 8868 is used by tax-exempt organizations to request a 6-month extension to file their tax return.

The deadline to file form 8868 is the 15th day of the 5th month after the ending month of your organization’s accounting period. Please refer to the IRS link to see the exact date https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/return-due-dates-for-exempt-organizations-annual-return.

The tax period beginning date and ending date of your organization should be on the first letter that the IRS sent you. If you no longer have access to the letter, please contact the IRS at 877-829-5500

The IRS does not ask for an explanation on why form 8868 is being filed.

No, the IRS will have the acceptance of the 8868 forms on record and will not be required to have the form attached with any initial tax return.

Tax2efile sends an e-mail confirmation when the form has been submitted. Tax2efile will also send an e-mail with any status updates on the form that was submitted.

Tax2efile does not do corrections or amendments for form 8868. If you would like to make any changes to the extension, please contact the IRS at 877-829-5500.

Tax2efile will allow you to file your Form 8868 and will transmit the form over to the IRS however, your form will get rejected due to late filling.

Form 8868 provides a 6-month extension to file an organization’s tax return.

No, Form 8868 does not support form 990-N.

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