In Announcement 2011-20, the IRS extended the 2010 Form 990 filing deadline for tax-exempt hospital organizations by three months. The automatic extension applies only to hospital organizations that are required to file Schedule H with the 2010 Form 990 and would otherwise be required to file before August 15, 2011. In the announcement, the IRS also directed such organizations not to file 2010 Forms 990 before July 1, 2011, as the IRS is delaying the beginning of the filing season for tax-exempt hospitals in order to implement changes to IRS forms (e.g., Schedule H, noted above) and systems to reflect additional requirements imposed by Code section 501(r). Hospitals are not required to file a Form 8868 to take advantage of the automatic extension, and one additional three-month extension may be requested.