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FAQs - Form 8868

Here are some common questions you may have about Form 8868

Who should file Form 8868?

Form 8868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File an Exempt Organization Return, is filed by tax-exempt organizations, including charities, nonprofits, and certain other exempt entities that need extra time to complete and submit their annual tax returns. By filing Form 8868, organizations will get an extension of up to 6 months to file their annual return.

When is the deadline for filing Form 8868?

For organizations that follow a fiscal tax year, Form 8868 must be filed by the 15th day of the 5th month after your tax year ends. However, if the due date falls on weekends or federal holidays, then the filing deadline will be the next business day.

Can I file Form 8868 electronically?

Yes, you can file Form 8868 electronically using IRS-authorized e-file providers such as TaxZerone.

What happens if I miss the deadline for filing Form 8868?

If you miss the deadline to file Form 8868, you risk losing the automatic extension. It's crucial to file the form on time to avoid late filing penalties.

What information is required to file Form 8868?

  • Exempt organization or filer information such as name and address.
  • Organization's tax year
  • Taxpayer identification number (TIN)
  • Return code of the application for which the organization needs to file an extension form
  • Group exemption number (GEN) if filing an extension for a group return.
  • Tentative total tax
  • Total payments and credits

How do I know if the IRS accepted my extension form 8868?

When you file Form 8868 with TaxZerone, you will be notified about the filing status, and whether the IRS has accepted or rejected your return.

If your return is rejected by the IRS, you can correct the errors and retransmit it to the IRS for FREE.

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