Is there a fee for extensions?
No. Extensions are free.
Your system gave me an automatic three-month extension, but we need more time than that. Can I request an additional extension?
Beginning on January 1, 2013, charitable organizations receive an automatic 3-month extension. You can request an additional 3-month extension through our website if you need more time. Organizations that file Form 990-T and request an extension with the IRS may need to file a separate extension through our website, since our automatic extension is for only three months (the IRS grants 990-T organizations a six-month extension).
Even though the electronic filing system will enter an automatic three-month extension, be aware that by law, charities must still file a renewal and financial report with us by the 15th day of the fifth month after the organization’s fiscal year, unless the IRS authorizes a later date for filing the organization’s Form 990. We may request documentation of the IRS authorization.
The IRS gave us a six-month extension because we file a Form 990-T. Do we also get an automatic six-month extension from you?
No. Your organization will get an automatic three-month extension from us, but you must request a second extension to add an additional three months.
You must file a request for a second extension on or before the 15th day of the eighth month after the end of your fiscal year.
See "How do I request an additional extension?"
When should I request an additional extension?
Extension requests should be made before the original or extended deadline has passed to avoid late fees and preserve your status.
How do I request an additional extension?
- Click on "File a document".
- Click on "File Extension" in the list of available transactions.
- Review the information on the extension request page.
- When you have completed the form, click on "Sign extension" at the bottom of the page to submit it.
- The next page will confirm the filing of the extension and tell you what your new (extended) due date is.
Can I get an extension for a campaign financial report?
No. The deadline for filing a campaign financial report can't be extended. All campaign reports are due within 90 days of the end of a solicitation campaign. Failure to file on time will result in late fees. Continued failure to file a report will eventually result in the fundraiser's registration being suspended.
I’m a paid solicitor or professional fundraising consultant. Can I file for an extension?
No. Extensions are only available to charitable organizations.