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E-file your return 8868 with Tax2efile for a more accurate process! Form 8868 is a tax
extension form for tax-exempt organizations; used to request an additional 6-month extension to file an
organization's tax return. Beginning in 2016, the IRS combined automatic 3-month extensions and
non-automatic into one 6-month automatic extension form.
Form 8868 cannot be used to extend the deadline for Form 990-N.
Organizations are only entitled to a 6-month extension to file tax returns for the tax year. Form 8868 must
be filed by the organization's income tax filing deadline.
The IRS charges a late fee if organizations do not file their tax returns. This fee will increase each month
after the due date. Penalties can start from 0.5% and go up to 25% of the amount owed. However, if the
taxpayer provides a valid reason for not filing on time, the IRS may impose a penalty.
Check the 8868 deadline page for exact filing
Note: The IRS recommends that non-profits and tax-exempt
organizations use Form 8868 for E-filing for faster and more accurate processing.
Automatic extension return can be filed by charities, non-profit groups, and other tax-exempt
organizations that need time to file their information return with the IRS. Also, the trustee of a trust
who is required to file Form 1041-A or Form 5227 can use Form 8868 to request an extension of time to
file their information returns.
The deadline to file Form 8868 is May 15th, if you are following a Fiscal Tax Year, then the deadline is the 15th
Day of the 5th Month after your tax year ends. Submit your query, if no response is received within 24 business hours, please e-mail our Customer Support team at
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Note: If the due date/deadline falls on a Saturday,
Sunday, or federal holiday, the filer will need to E-file on the next business day.
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What is Form 8868 used for?
Form 8868 is used by tax-exempt organizations to request a 6-month extension to file
their tax return.
What is the deadline to file Form
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 .
Where can I find my tax period
beginning and ending date?
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
Does Form 8868 require an explanation
on why it’s being filed?
The IRS does not ask for an explanation on why Form 8868 is being filed.
Will I need to attach Form 8868 when I
file my initial tax return?
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.
Does Tax2efile send notifications when
a form is completed/accepted?
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.
Can I make corrections or amendments
on Form 8868 after it’s been 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.
Can I file Form 8868 after my deadline
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.
What is the extended time received
when filing for an extension Form 8868?
Form 8868 provides a 6-month extension to file an organization’s tax return.
Can I use Form 8868 to file an
extension for Form 990-N?
No, Form 8868 does not support Form 990-N.
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