Charities Bureau to Extend Filing Deadline
The IRS is granting extensions of time to file IRS Form 990 to organizations affected by Hurricane Sandy and whose original or extended time to file was from late October to January 31, 2013. Those organizations will have until February 1, 2013, to file with the IRS.
The extension is automatic for organizations located in the counties designated by the IRS. To find out which counties have designated by the IRS, please consulthttp://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Help-for-Victims-of-Hurricane-Sandy. Organizations that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy but are not located designated counties must call 866-562-5227 to request an extension from the IRS.
The Charities Bureau will grant the same extension of time to file Form CHAR500 and required attachments to any organization that is entitled to the IRS extension. If an organization is entitled to an extension by the IRS, it must request a similar extension from the Charities Bureau, by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email requests for extensions must contain the name of the organization, its Charities Bureau registration number and its Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) in the subject line. For example, the subject line should read:
Re: ABC Charity, NYS Reg No. 01-23-45, EIN 12-3456789
The body of the email must include the filing period for which the extension is being requested and confirmation that the organization is located in one of the designated counties or, if not, it has otherwise been granted an extension by the IRS.