IRS Form 8868 Mailing Address- Updated October 30, 2023 - 8.00 AM Admin, ExpressExtension
IRS Form 8868 is the Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return. This form is generally used by nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations to extend their deadline to file 990 returns and certain other tax returns.
You can either file a paper copy of Form 8868 or you can file electronically. While e-filing is the
IRS-recommended method of filing, you can find the mailing address for submitting the extension below.
Which Forms Can You File a Form 8868 Tax Extension for?
Form 8868 can be filed to request an extension of time to file the following nonprofit
- Form 990 or Form 990-EZ
- Form 990-PF
- Form 990-T (For sec. 401(a) or 408(a) trust, other trusts, and Corporations)
- Form 4720 (For individuals and other than an individual)
- Form 1041-A
- Form 5227
- Form 6069
- Form 8870 (Paper filing)
Form 8868 Filing Due Date
Generally, the IRS requires you to file Form 8868 on or before the deadline for the return you are requesting the extension for.
For example, if you need an extension for filing Form 990, the deadline to file Form 8868 is the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization’s accounting period ends. So, if your organization follows a calendar tax year, the deadline is May 15th.
Form 8868 Filing Methods
As mentioned earlier, Form 8868 can be filed either on paper or electronically. However, the IRS encourages filers to e-file Form 8868 for more efficient processing.
There is an exception, if you are requesting an extension of time to file Form 8870, the IRS requires you to file a paper copy of Form 8868.
Form 8868 Mailing Address
Organizations that choose to send a paper copy of Form 8868 must complete and send the application to:
An application for an extension of time to file Form 8870 must be sent in paper format to the address above. Do not file for an extension of time by attaching Form 8868 to the exempt organization’s return when it is filed.
What are the changes made to Form 8868 for the upcoming tax year 2023?
The IRS has recently released the draft version of Form 8868 for the 2023 tax year. Apart from the existing tax forms, the filers can now use Form 8868 to request an extension for one more form, i.e., Form 5330 (individuals & other than individuals)
The filers requesting an extension for Form 5330 must provide some additional information such as Plan Name, Plan Number, and Plan Year Ending.
Besides, the IRS has also added a new part - Part III (Extension of Time To File Form 5330), which the filers must complete.
Advantages of E-filing over paper filing
When it comes to filing tax forms with the IRS, e-filing is the most efficient and convenient method. Here are some of the advantages of choosing to
e-file your 8868 tax extension
- E-filing is simple, convenient, and secure
- There’s no paperwork involved
- The IRS provides status updates on e-filed forms
- E-filing reduces time spent filing and errors
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How do I E-File Form 8868?
Enter your Organization Details
Choose the return type you would like to extend
Choose the organization's tax year
Review your return and fix errors, if any
Pay and transmit the return to the IRS