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November 15 deadline coming up for calendar-year tax-exempt organizations that requested six-month form extensions

If your organization filed Form 8868 for a six-month extension to file its calendar year 2017 Forms 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF, or 990-BL,the extended deadline is November 15. Filers of non-calendar year returns may see initial and extended due dates here. View File Error-Free Forms 990 before filing.

Filing deadline extensions for hurricane impact areas 

The IRS extended certain filing deadlines for taxpayers, including exempt organizations, in certain counties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Georgia. Organizations in affected counties that had an original or extended due date on or after September 7, 2018 and before January 31, 2019 (North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia), October 7, 2018 (Florida), or October 9, 2018 (Georgia), now have until February 28, 2019 to file affected returns, including Form 990-series annual information returns and Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return.

New IRS YouTube video for Tax Exempt Organization Search 

The video explains features of the new, mobile friendly Tax Exempt Organization Search launched earlier this year.

Tax-Exempt and Government Entities issues Annual Priority & Program Letters

This report highlights TE/GE’s 2018 accomplishments and explains the compliance programs in fiscal year 2019.

Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) issues 2018 report of recommendations 

The ACT made recommendations regarding incentivizing universal e-filing for Form 990.


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Heads up for taxpayers who requested an extension: The deadline is Oct 15

IRS in its latest issue (Issue Number: Tax Tip 2018-156) highlighted the October 15 deadline for those who got 6-month automatic extension of time to report income tax returns…. you can read the full issue here.

October 15 is the filing deadline for taxpayers who requested an extension for their 2017 tax return. However, those who have an extension should mark this coming Monday, Oct. 15 as the deadline to file.

While the deadline is just around the corner, there are still things these taxpayers can remember to make sure they file a complete and accurate return. Here are a few tips and reminders for taxpayers who have not yet filed:

Try IRS Free File or e-file. Taxpayers can e-file their tax return for free through IRS Free File. The program is available on IRS.gov through Oct. 15. IRS e-file is easy, safe and the most accurate way to file taxes.  Continue reading

October 15 is just around the corner and time for extension filers to report tax returns

The standard six-month tax extension allows you to file your tax return after the usual deadline of April 15. However, it doesn’t buy you more time to pay any taxes you may owe. That means that if you don’t pay your tax balance by the filing deadline (April 17 in 2018), you’ll get hit with penalty and interest. Almost 14 million taxpayers filed for an extension of time to report their income tax returns. So they got their due date pushed from April 17th to October 15. still haven’t filed your return? then you are running out of time, because the tax filing extension deadline is October 15, 2018. Once Oct. 16 rolls around, taxpayers who still haven’t filed and owe the IRS will face a 5 percent monthly failure-to-file penalty. This would increase and go upto maximum of 25 percent depends on your case.

Need Additional Tax (Second) Extension

Once you successfully request a tax extension, remember that you must file your tax return by the new extended deadline. If you miss the October 15 due date, you will be subject to IRS late fees, penalties, and interest. It is also important to note that you will not be allowed to request any further extensions. Your request for an automatic extension of time will grant you an extra six months to file your taxes, but that’s your one and only chance to ask for a bit of a reprieve.

Only under few exemptions IRS grands you additional time, see do you qualify for it:

For tax year 2017, the extended filing deadline is October 15, 2018.

Extension filers can start with IRS.gov to find answers to tax questions

IRS has release a new issue (Issue Number: Tax Tip 2018–80) to help out extension filers with more information on how to find answers to some of their tax related question and here we go..

Taxpayers have tax questions at various times of the year. This summer, many taxpayers who received an extension might have questions about the 2017 tax returns they are filing.  Here are tools and resources on the IRS website that can help these taxpayers find the help they need:

Researching an answer to a tax question

Checking on a refund status

  • The online Where’s My Refund? tool allows taxpayers to check the status of a tax refund for the most current tax year they filed.
  • The audio version of Where’s My Refund? is available by calling 800-829-1954.

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Non-Profit Organization Tax Extension, Form 8868: Deadline Alert!

TODAY! May 15th is the deadline to file your Non-Profit Organization Income Tax Return and if you need more time to file, it’s not too late to e-file for an extension with www.Extensiontax.com . Missing your tax deadline can incur hefty penalties & Interests. Extensiontax.com is your one-stop e-filing solution for IRS tax extensions. E-filing an extension for your business tax return is quick and easy…

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