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IRS Form 8868 Overview

Form 8868 is used by charities, nonprofit groups, and other tax exempt organizations to receive an automatic filing extension of 6 months to file their return. Users that file a Form 8868 must do so by the original filing deadline of their appropriate form.

Use Form 8868 to apply extension for:

  • Form 990/990-EZ
  • Form 990-BL
  • Form 4720 (Individual)
  • Form 990-PF
  • Form 990-T (section 401(a) or 408(a) Trust
  • Form 990-T (Trust other than listed above)
  • Form 990-T (Corporation)
  • Form 4720 (other than Individual)
  • Form 1041-A
  • Form 5227
  • Form 6069
  • Form 8870

Note: Extensions are not available for Form 990-N

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Extension Form 8868 Due Dates

Calendar Tax Year Filing

Organizations that operate from January 1 to December 31 should file their Form 990 Series return by November 15 if they filed for an extension.

990 Due Date

May 15th

Fiscal Tax Year Filing

Fiscal tax year organizations should file their return on the 15th day of the six month after their original filing deadline.

990 Due Date

15th day of 5th month

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Steps to File Form 8868 Online

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  • Enter basic organization information
  • Select appropriate tax form
  • Review summary
  • Pay and transmit to the IRS
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Upcoming Deadline: IRS Form 941 1st Quarter deadline is on April 30, 2019.