IRS Form 8868: A Brief Understanding
IRS form 8868 has been designed for exempt organizations wanting for 3 months extension for filing their tax return. Moreover, these organizations can apply for an additional (non-automatic) 3 months extension if those three months are not enough for them. However, it is not possible for organizations to file for both automatic and non-automatic extension concurrently The due date to file for an extension through form 8868 falls on May 15th, 2013.
The exempt organizations that qualify to file for form 8868 are charitable organizations, churches and religious foundations, political organizations, private foundations, contributors, etc. Exempt organizations who wish for an extension can both e-file and paper file form 8868 but, it is advisable to choose the former over the later so that the filing process can happen quickly and efficiently. Moreover, filing online saves time, reduces the chances of making errors, and much more. The following forms should be used accordingly when filling for an automatic extension through form 8868.
- Form 990: This tax return form is for some federally nontaxable organizations . To add to your knowledge, non-profit organizations that have not received the status of tax exempt, faith-based organizations, religious schools, subsidiary organizations, etc. need not have to file for an extension through form 990.
- Form 990 BL: This extension tax return form is for the ‘information and initial excise tax return for black lung benefit trusts and certain related persons’. Tax filers should keep in mind to file form 990 BL by the 15th day of the fifth month keeping in mind the filer’s tax year.
- Form 990 EZ: This form is an information return filed annually by organizations exempted from income tax along with political organizations and charitable trusts. Tax filers should remember to file by the fifteenth day of the fifth month to get an extension.
- Form 990 PF: Charitable trusts and non-exempt organizations such as private foundations need to file for an extension using form 990 PF in IRS form 8868.
- Form 990-T: Businesses involved in charitable trusts come under the exempted organizations list. To get an automatic 3 months extension businesses should file for form 990-T in form 8868. The extension tax return should be filed by the fifteenth day of the fifth month and before the tax year ends.
- Form 4720: This is ‘return of certain excise taxes under chapters 41 and 42 of the Internal Revenue Code’. Usually business organizations including certain foreign organizations should file for extension through form 4720 in IRS form 8868. Businesses and individuals should file before the 15th day of the fifth month.
- Form 6069: This form is like a worksheet, which is filed by individuals and organizations to report the excess contribution to black lung benefit trust. Tax filers should file before May 15th to get an extension.
The aforementioned pointers provide a brief overview of form 8868 and the several forms that fall under this tax extension form. Visit ExtensionTax.com to get an automatic extension up to 3 months for filing exempt organization tax return.
Posted by TaxExpert on May 14, 2013
The Boston Marathon explosions have left a strong impact on the lives of people that were a part of it. Usually conducted on the third Monday of April i.e., on the Patriots’ Day it is one of the world’s best racing events well participated and viewed by people from various parts of the country. This year the racing event ended with much distress and agony after the two explosions that occurred near the finishing line. However, as a sigh of relief, the Internal Revenue Service has extended the tax filing time to 3 months for taxpayers residing in the Boston area and those affected by the explosion.
The announcement made by the IRS about the automatic extension of the tax filing date by three months can bring in some relief to the taxpayers who have been affected by the twin explosions in Boston Marathon. This tax extension of three months applies to taxpayers residing in Boston, as well as in and around the city such as Suffolk county and Mass. Moreover, the increase in the tax deadline even applies to the sufferers, their family members, casualty providers, and everyone who have been a part of the disaster. Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov for additional information about the automatic extension of the tax filing date.
It is surely heart touching to see the aftermath caused during the Boston Marathon on April 15th, 2013. The now IRS acting commissioner, Steven T. Miller has also expressed his grief towards the affected individuals, therefore, have decided to give them an additional three months time for filing their tax returns. Therefore, taxpayers concerned about paying taxes can stay relieved by the announcement made by the IRS. In simple words, taxpayers are not subjected to any dues or penalties if they file their tax returns before July 15th, 2013.
Individuals residing in Suffolk County are not required to take any action, as this rule automatically applies for them. However, individuals residing outside the Suffolk County should call the IRS @ 1-866-562-5227 before April 23rd to know if they are eligible for the relief declared. Additionally, taxpayers who have received a penalty notice can call the IRS to enquire about the same. Moreover, they always have the option to e-file for tax extension by July 15th, 2013 and get an extension up to 6 months. We at ExtensionTax.com have developed a user-friendly e-filing system that can help taxpayers file tax form 4868 from the comfort and convenience of their house. Reach us @ 1-866-245-3918 for any queries or suggestions.
Posted by TaxExpert on April 25, 2013
IRS form 4868 is officially termed as the “Application for Automatic Extension of Time to file U.S Income Tax Return”. This is a tax extension form especially designed for individuals filing for income tax to the IRS. Moreover, an individual has the benefit of getting a tax extension for the below tax forms:
- Form 1040
- Form 1040A
- Form 1040EZ
- Form 1040NR
- Form 1040NR-EZ
Explaining Form 4868:
As mentioned above, form 4868 can be used by individuals who wish to extend the time for filing their tax returns. It is important to mention the complete details when filing for an extension such as name of the taxpayer, the place of residence, social security number, payments made, due amount, etc to get an extension up to six months. However, it is good to know that it does not extend the taxpayer needs for paying the complete tax liability but only extends the time required for preparing the paperwork for filing the tax return. Taxpayers should keep in mind that the deadline to file for form 4868 is April 15th.
Taxpayers are advised to prepare a rough draft of their tax return before filing, thus getting an idea if they have to pay or need a refund. To help them save time and efforts there are certified CPA’s to help them. Moreover, there are websites like ExtensionTax.com providing assistance to tax payers for calculating the tax returns and save time.
After preparing the rough draft, tax payers have two options. They can either file their tax return online or download the form and mail it to the respective address. Filing for tax extension online is recommended, as this help tax payers file from the comfort and convenience of their house and save the environment too.
For those filing their tax extension online should make sure to verify the details provided and rectify the errors. It is good to cross-check the social security number and other details before e-filing the form 4868.
As a reminder, form 4868 is only a way to stretch the due date by six months for filing the tax return. Make sure you pay the amount, as well as file for an extension before April 15th. Call us @ 1-866-245-3918 for complete assistance and get your queries answered.
Posted by TaxExpert on April 5, 2013
Here comes the third part of “Criteria under Form 7004-Automatic 6-Month Tax Extension” next to Form 7004 tax extension part-1 and Form 7004 tax extension part-2. Again, all these Income tax returns listed under this part has to be filed before March’15, 2013. This extension is valid for 6 months.
- U.S. Income Tax Return for Regulated Investment Companies: If you are managing a regulated investment company, you have to file income tax return through Form 1120-RIC. If you are in need file an extension, file Form 7004 before March’15, 2013.
- U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation: If you owe to file Form 1120S and if you expecting for extending filing time, file Form 7004 before March’15, 2013.
- U.S Income Tax Return for settlement Funds: If you are required to file Form 1120-SF taxes under 468B, you can go for an extension request before March’15 2013.
- Annual Information Return of Foreign Trust with a U.S owner:If you are liable for Annual Information Return of Foreign Trust with a U.S owner via Form 3520-A, file Form 7004 to get automatic 6 month extension. The deadline is March’15.
- Return of Excise Tax on Undistributed Income: If you are liable for excise tax return on Real Estate Investment Trust’s undistributed income via Form 8612, file Form 7004 for automatic extension. The last day to file this extension is March’15.
- Return of Excise Tax on Undistributed Income: : If you are liable for excise tax return on regulated investment company’s undistributed income via Form 8613, file Form 7004 for automatic 6 month extension before March’15th of this year.
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Posted by TaxExpert on March 4, 2013
Dear readers, following our last week’s article, Criteria under Form 7004-Automatic 6-Month Tax Extension – Part 1, here comes Part-2 of it. All those Income tax returns listed under this part owns extension deadline by March’15, 2013 with 6 months automatic extension.
- Return for Nuclear Decommissioning Funds and Certain Related Persons: If you owe to file Form 1120-ND and you are in need of more time to prepare your returns, you can file Form 7004 before March 15, 2013.
- Return of a Trustee or Self Sealer who owes tax under section 4951: If you are required to file Form 1120-ND taxes under section 4951, you can file an extension before March’15 2013 for extending your filing time.
- U.S. Property and Casualty Insurance Company Income Tax Return: If you are liable for U.S Property and casualty Insurance Company Income Tax Return through Form 1120-PC and you couldn’t file on time; file Form 7004 to obtain 6 months extension. If you are filing for a short year, your extension deadline ends by 15th day of third month.
- U.S. Income Tax Return for Certain Political Organizations: For filing returns under Form 1120-POL (Income tax return for certain Political Organizations), you must file an extension through Form 7004.
- U.S. Income Tax Return for Real Estate Investment Trusts: Application for Extension for Form 1120-REIT (Income Tax Return for Real estate investment trusts) can be done through Form 7004 on or before March’15, 2013.
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Posted by TaxExpert on February 27, 2013