Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
What are the filing requirements for Form 8868 (request for extension) ?


The following are the requirements for filing a Form 8868 (Request for extension) using the Form 990 Online System:

  • The extension request must be for a Form 990 or Form 990-EZ
  • The extension request must for a full 12-month tax period (not a short year period)
  • The request must be for the initial Automatic 3 month extension (Form 8868 Part I)
  • The extension request must be for a single organization return

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