Each Form 8868 filer who owes taxes for the year should file its own Form 8868 and pay only its share of the total tax liability due. Purpose of Form Form 8868 is used by an exempt Page Also the trustee of a trust required to file Form 1041-A or Form 5227 must use Form 8868 to request an extension of time to file those returns. Cat. No. 27916D Form 8868 Rev. 1-2017 General Instructions Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code unless otherwise noted. Future Developments For the...
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Who needs an IRS form 8868?

This form was designed for exempt organizations by the Internal Revenue Service. When they fail to submit their tax returns in a timely and proper manner and need an extension to file them, they should complete this form.

What is form 8868 for?

It is used as an application for an automatic three month extension of the due date for tax returns or an additional three month extension for the organizations that have already used their automatic extension.

Is it accompanied by other forms?

It should be filed as application to the IRS forms 990, 990-BL, 4720 (individual and other), 990-PF, 990-T, 1041-A, 5227, 6069, 8870.

When is form 8868 due?

You must send this form before the due date of the relevant tax return or upon the due date of the automatic extension.  

How do I fill out form 8868?

There are two sheets for different applicants. If you apply for an automatic extension, you’ll need Part A, or the first sheet, only. If you need an additional extension, fill in the blanks in Part B. Print the name of your organization, its address, EIN or your SSN in the top box. Check the form you need for an extension for in the next box. Give the contacts of the person who takes care of your accounting books. Check in the box if your office does not operate in the United States. Write the GEN for a Group Return if needed. Be sure to give the proper due date for a 3-month extension in the box below.

Where do I send form 8868?

Choose if you’d like to send it electronically or deliver it by mail to the Department of Treasury. There is a mailing address on the last page of this form.

 

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