We denied your request to extend the time to file your Exempt Organization Return because your Form 8868, Application for Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return, wasn't received on time. A request for an extension of the time to file your Exempt Organization Return must be received on or before the due date of your return.
What you need to do
- File your required Exempt Organization Return immediately to limit any late filing penalties. If your Exempt Organization Return is filed after the due date of the return (including any extensions), the return is considered late and subject to late filing penalties.
- We encourage you to use electronic filing – the fastest and easiest way to file.
You may want to
- Visit /Charities-&-Non-Profits to learn about approved e-File providers, what types of returns can be filed electronically, and whether you are required to file electronically.
Answers to Common Questions
Q. Where can I go for more information about tax-exempt organizations?
A. For more information on Employee Benefit Plans, see Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits.
Q. Can I get help over the phone?
A. If you have questions and/or need help, you can call 1-877-829-5500. Personal assistance is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.
Tips for next year
Be sure to mail your Form 8868 on or before the due date of your return.
How to get help
- Call the 800, 866 or 888 number listed on the top right corner of your notice.
- Authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (.pdf).
- See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.