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Reminder to tax-exempt organizations: 990s, other forms due July 15; e-file best way to file

Extension of Time beyond July 15

The Internal Revenue Service today reminds tax-exempt organizations that certain forms they file with the IRS are due on July 15, 2020. For organizations that operate on a calendar-year basis, this includes the 2019 Form 990 they would have normally filed on May 15. The upcoming July 15 deadline applies to many forms that were originally due May 15, including:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  • Form 990-series annual information returns (Forms 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF, 990-BL)
  • Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or Form 990-EZ
  • Forms 8871, Political Organization Notice of Section 527 Status
  • Form 8872, Political Organization Report of Contributions and Expenditures
  • Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return
  • Form 1120-POL, Political Organization Filing Requirements
  • Form 4720, Private Foundation Excise Tax Return

Tax-exempt organizations that need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request an automatic extension by filing Form 8868, Application for Extension of Time to File an Exempt Organization Return. An organization will be allowed a six-month extension beyond the original due date. For a calendar-year 2019 return, this means the extended deadline would be Nov. 15, 2020. In situations where tax is due, extending the time for filing a return does not extend the time for paying tax. 

The IRS urges all organizations to take advantage of the speed and convenience of filing their returns electronically when possible.


Extension of Time

July 15 is the new tax day for all income tax filers, not ready then file an extension of time at ExtensionTax.com

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have provided special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. For those who can’t file by the July 15, 2020 deadline, the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request an extension to file their return.

July 15, 2020 is just a week to go and less time left, if you’re still in need of additional time apply for extension of time using the below forms;

  • Form 7004 : Business Income Tax Extension
  • Form 4868: Personal Income Tax Extension
  • Form 8868 : Exempt Business Income Tax Extension
  • Form 2350: Personal Income Tax Extension for Out of Country filers.
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Are you a Corporate or S-Corp? Know your Extension Form Type in Form 7004

A C-Corp pays income tax by filing a tax return with the IRS using Form 1120 – U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return, and an S-Corp using Form 1120S – U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation.

The deadline to file an extension Form 7004 for 1120 and 1120-S is 15th day of the 3rd month after the end of the tax year of the return. For example, if the close of your business tax year is December 31, 2018, your completed form must be received by the IRS by March 15, 2019.

1120 and 1120-S returns, both gives you a 6 months extension of time to file your tax returns. Meaning 1120 & 1120-S will extend your filing deadline to September 15.

However, these forms may be complicated and can consume a lengthy process, with less time in hand to E-file Form 7004 for Tax Year 2018, the best way to get it done on time without facing the hazels of Interests & Penalties is by E-filing your Federal Extension Tax Form 7004 through www.Extensiontax.com an IRS Authorized E-file Service Provider for E-filing Federal Extension Tax Forms & Excise Tax Forms.

Do remember that filing an Extension only gives you more time to prepare and file your tax form. IT DOES NOT PROLONG THE TIME TO PAY YOUR TAXES. Business Income Taxes you owe has to be paid on the actual due date, which is March 15, 2019.

Every minute you delay thinking about your choices, is taking you close to penalties and Interests. Log on to www.Extensiontax.com right away and E-file your Form 7004 now. For any queries you may have feel free to reach our Tax Experts @ 1-866-245-3918 or you may even write to them @ support@extensiontax.com.

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