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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Final IRS Deadline for Tax-Exempt Groups is TODAY!!

The day has finally arrived for exempt organizations - the last BIG day to e-file IRS Form 990 and Form 990-EZ.

If your nonprofit or charity runs on a calendar tax year, and you filed Extension Form 8868 Part II this past August, then you have until midnight local time to complete your tax return.

Apply for Extra Time!
There may still be a chance for your tax-exempt group to e-file an IRS Form 8868 extension; however, your organization must follow a fiscal tax year with specific end dates. If your tax period ends on June 30, you’re eligible to e-file Form 8868 Part I and get an automatic 3-month extension.

If your organization’s tax year ends on March 31, and you filed an extension for the August deadline, you can e-file Form 8868 Part II for an additional, not-automatic 3-month extension. You’ll need to include a reasonable explanation why you’re requesting extra time.

Important: You can now e-file a tax extension from anywhere with your favorite iOS or Android device - download our FREE ExpressTaxExempt - Form 8868 mobile app. Tax extensions are not available for IRS Form 990-N (e-Postcard).

Benefits of E-filing with ExpressTaxExempt.com
As an IRS-authorized, e-file provider, we work closely with the IRS to provide the most streamlined filing experience. Access your account from anywhere at anytime. Our interview-style questions guide you through the entire process. We automatically generate required schedules for Form 990 and 990-EZ, and our internal audit check ensures your return is error-free. Get a printable copy of your form - even submit amended returns for prior year filings.

IRS Penalties
You must transmit your tax return by 11:59 pm local time to avoid any late penalty fees. If you have no choice but to file late, the IRS charges $20 each day your return is not sent - $100 each day if your organization’s gross receipts are greater than $1 million. Maximum penalties can go up to $50,000 or 5% of total revenues, whichever is the smallest amount.

For any questions or technical assistance with e-filing your 990 form, call our U.S. - based customer support at 704.839.2321, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST or reach us 24/7 with support@ExpressTaxExempt.com.


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