Get a 6-Month Filing Extension with IRS Form 8868
The Exempt Organization Tax Extension Form 8868 is used for Charities,
Non-Profits and Tax Exempt Organizations appealing for an automatic 6-Month filing extension time to file
their tax exempt return. With Tax2efile, you can simply E-file and submit your 990-N extension Form 8868 within minutes.
If you are a trustee of a trust, you need to file a Form 1041-A or a Form 5227. You can use the Form 8868 to
get an extension for those tax returns. If the completed Form 8868 is submitted properly, the IRS grants an
automatic 6-Month extension.
- Starting in the 2016 tax year, the IRS has combined 3-Month Automatic and Not-Automatic Extensions into
a Single 6-Month Automatic Extension Form 8868.
- The Form 8868 cannot be used to extend the due date of the Form 990-N.
An organization is allowed only an extension of 6 Months for a tax return of the tax year.
When to File Form 8868?
A tax filer needs to E-file and submit the Form 8868 to the IRS by its
May 15th deadline. All extension forms are due by the due date of the return for which the tax filer is
requesting the extension.
How to E-file Form 8868?
- Create an account for FREE and log into the
- Enter your Organization’s Information such as the Organization’s Name, EIN/SSN and Address.
- Select the type of Form 990-N you are applying 8868 extension for.
- Select your organization’s tax year period.
- Review your application and fix any errors.
- Pay and submit to the IRS.
Where to File Form 8868?
E-filing is always the best way to file your IRS Form 8868. It is simple,
secure and quick. You can E-file your Form 8868 with us through Tax2efile.
If you are not filing electronically, send application through paper filing to below address:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Ogden, UT 84201-0045
Late Payment Penalty or Interest
If the IRS approves your extension and you receive confirmation but have not filed your return for 3 years
during the approved extension period, your exempt status will be revoked. For more information please visit
NOTE: The IRS allows 6-Month filing extensions for any tax exempt organization during the