We denied your Form 8868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return, because it wasn't received on time. What you need to do File your required exempt organization return immediately to limit any late filing penalties. If you file your exempt organization return 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. Frequently asked questions Why did you deny my extension request? We didn’t receive it on time. We must receive your extension request by the due date of your return. Where can I go for more information about tax-exempt organizations? See Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits. Tips for next year Be sure to mail your Form 8868 by the due date of your return. Reference Tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer PDF Form 8868, Application for Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return PDF Need Help? You can authorize someone to contact the IRS on your behalf. See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. If you can’t find what you need online, call the IRS number at the top of your notice or letter.