Calendar year Non-profits Form 990-series deadline May 15, now extended to July 15, 2020.

The IRS issued Notice 2020-23 on April 9, 2020, due to the COVID-19, automatically extending the filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020, for almost all forms of tax returns that were slated to be due between April 1, 2020, and July 15, 2020. Of particular relevance to nonprofits, it applies to the April, May, and June 15 deadlines for any Form 990 series filer, and any required payments connected with those forms, has been automatically extended to July 15, 2020.

Normally, Forms 990 forms are extended for six-months using Form 8868. With the shift in the deadline to July 15th, the IRS notice indicated that this will not push back the extended deadline of November 15. So, tax-exempt organizations operating on a calendar year that typically involves them submitting a Form 8868 to extend their May 15, 2020 Form 990 filing deadline for six months, must file Form 8868 before July 15, 2020 – but will still have only until November 15, 2020 (six months from May 15, 2020) to submit their 2019 Forms 990 and pay any applicable taxes.

Any non-profits, if needs to submit Form 8868 can use to e-file an extension request. By obtaining this extension, you can avoid any late-filing penalties as long as you do file by the extended due date July 15. It’s important to keep in mind that filing an extension does not generally mean you are off the hook for paying taxes. is working remotely during this unprecedented time, if you have any questions or need any help in completing your extensions feel free to call our Help Desk @ 866-245-3918 or email us at We’re open and available on all Business days between 9:00 am to 6:00pm Central Time.

For additional information, please see IRS Notice 20-23 or visit the IRS FAQ page on the extensions.