May 15 is the due date for annual exempt organization return use IRS Form 8868 to efile it at

Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF must be filed by the 15th day of the 5th month after the end of your organization’s accounting period. Thus, for a calendar year taxpayer, Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF is due May 15 of the following year.

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Use Form 8868 to request an automatic 6-month extension of time to file Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF and also to apply for an additional (not automatic) 3-month extension if needed, however that can not be reported online, IRS will accept only paper return for this 3-month additional extension. Do not apply for both the automatic 6-month extension and the additional 3-month extension at the same time. For more information, talk to our tax experts at 866 245 3918 or write to us at

Note: The 990-N due date cannot be extended, but there is no penalty for submitting it late unless it’s the third (and only) year.

An organization will only be allowed an extension of 6 months for a return for a tax year. Extending the time for filing a return does not extend the time for paying tax. To avoid interest and penalties, send the full balance due as soon as possible with Form 8868.

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