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How to File Form 8868 Electronically

  • Search for your EIN to import your organization’s data from the IRS or enter your organization’s details manually.

  • Choose the tax year for which you are required to file, select Form 8868.

  • select the return for which you need to file an extension and provide the required information for your Form 8868 extension.

  • Review your form summary. You also have the option to share your form with foundation members for review and approval.

  • Once you have reviewed the form, you can transmit it to the IRS. The IRS will provide you with a 6-month automatic extension.

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Information Required to E-file Form 8868 Online

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Here is the list of major information that you’ll need to file Form 8868 online,

  • The organization’s basic Information
  • Start and end date of the organization’s accounting period
  • Tax dues (if applicable)
  • Organization’s books are in the care of details
  • Signing authority’s details
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tax Form 8868

What is Form 8868?

Form 8868 is a tax extension form filed by exempt organizations to get an automatic 6-month extension to file their annual tax returns.

For what returns the extension Form 8868 is applicable?

Form 8868 can be used to extend the deadline for Forms 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF, 990-T, 4720, 1041-A, 5227, 5330, 6069, and 8870.

Do I need to provide any explanation for requesting an extension?

No! This extension is automatic, which means you aren’t required to provide the IRS with a reason for requesting more time to
file your nonprofit tax returns.

When is the due date to file Form 990 extension?

The due date to file 990 extension (Form 8868) is actually the same as the due date of the original nonprofit tax forms for which the extension is
being requested.

For example, If you need to get an extension for Form 990, then the deadline is 15th day of the 5th month after the organization’s accounting
period ends.

So, for calendar filers, the deadline to file Form 8868 is May 15.

What are the new changes that were made in Form 8868 for the 2023 tax year?

The IRS released the Final version of Form 8868 for the 2023 tax year. In addition to the existing tax forms, individuals and entities can now utilize Form 8868 to seek an extension for another form, specifically Form 5330 (applicable to both individuals and entities).

Form 5330 is an IRS form that individuals or entities can file to report and pay any taxes that are in relation to employee benefit plans & they must provide Plan Name, Plan Number, Plan Year Ending.

Note: Furthermore, the IRS has introduced a new section, Part III (Extension of Time To File Form 5330), which filers are required to complete.

Can I paper file Form 8868?

Yes! Form 8868 can be filed either electronically or on paper. However, if you are requesting an extension for Form 8870, you must paper
file Form 8868.

Where to Mail Form 8868?

You can complete and mail your 8868 return to the following address.

Department of the Treasury,
Internal Revenue Service Center,
Ogden, UT 84201-0045.

How to pay tax dues when filing Form 8868 electronically?

You can choose one of the following options to pay your tax dues when filing Form 8868 electronically.

  • EFTPS - Electronic Federal Tax Payment System
  • EFW - Electronic Funds Withdrawal