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4/27/2017

Introducing IRS Extension Form 8868


You’re probably relaxing because you survived the Personal Income Tax deadline recently. We're proud of you for either filing your return or filing an extension by the deadline in order to avoid getting hit with IRS penalties and fees.

However, even though you just survived that major tax deadline, tax season is still in full swing. The Information Returns deadline for nonprofits is due by May 15th! So, what do you do if your organization isn’t ready to file?! The solution is easy, head to ExpressExtension to e-file Form 8809.

Information Returns Extension Form 8868


Every year nonprofit organizations or tax-exempt groups like charities, educational groups, groups against child cruelty, and more are required to file an Information Returns Form 990 in order to make their financial information available to the public and to show the IRS that they aren’t taking advantage of their tax exempt status.

So, no big deal right? File your Form 990 to keep the IRS off your back. But what happens when you aren’t ready to file? You can’t file late or you’ll get hit with penalties and fees! Don't worry, you can get more time to file with IRS Form 8868.

Information Returns Extension Form 8868 is the form used by nonprofits, charities, and other tax-exempt groups to get an automatic 6-month extension to file their information returns. Imagine what you could do with 6 extra months to file.

Because IRS Form 8868 is automatic, you don’t need to provide the IRS with a valid reason for needing an extension or a signature. All you have to do is spend a few minutes e-filing Form 8869 by the May 15th deadline.

The process is incredibly simple, all you need is your organization's name, address, EIN/Tax-ID, tax year period, and which 990 you typically file. Now it is important to make sure this information matches what the IRS has on file. You can verify your information with the IRS by calling them directly at 1-877-829-5500.

There are only a few things to keep in mind about Extension Form 8868. For example, IRS Form 8868 can’t be used to extend the due date for Form 990-N (e-Postcard). Also, IRS Form 8870 can’t be e-filed with Part I or Part II, but we can generate Form 8870 in your account for you to print, fill out, and mail.

E-Filing Form 8868 With ExpressExtension


You don’t need to be stressed out about filing your Information Return because ExpressExtension has made the e-filing process incredibly quick and easy to complete. You’ll have your automatic extension in no time!

To get started create your free ExpressExtension account and click ‘Create Exempt Or Tax Extension’ from the dashboard. Then our step-by-step guide will guide you through the e-filing process, so you can complete it in a matter of minutes.

After you enter your primary information and the information about your organization you will be presented with a summary of your information to make sure that it was all entered correctly. We will then perform an audit check to catch any errors.

Once any mistakes have been corrected, you can pay for your form and transmit it directly to the IRS. Then in a matter of minutes, your extension will be approved, and you’ll be notified about it via email. You can also check your dashboard for live status updates about your form.

Best of all, you don’t even need your computer to file. Download the free ExpressExtension app to e-file IRS Form 8868 from any location, right from your smartphone or tablet.

We’re Here To Help


If you have any questions about extensions please don’t hesitate to contact the outstanding ExpressExtension support team. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and even walk you through the entire e-filing process.

We are available Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 803.514.5155. You can also live chat with us and take advantage of your 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com.
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4/24/2017

All about IRS 990 Forms



Each tax deadline has their own laws and regulations, and on top of that, each form due has different variations. It can be a little difficult to keep up with all of the different rules! However, because the Tax Exempt Organization Return deadline is approaching on May 15th then it’s a good time to read up on which form you need to file.

Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax


Organizations exempt from federal income taxes generally consist of nonprofit organizations like charities, educational groups, religious organizations, groups against animal cruelty, and more. Every year they’re expected to file IRS Form 990, the Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax Form.

Form 990 is to be taken pretty seriously as it’s used by the IRS to make sure that nonprofit organizations aren't abusing their tax-exempt status. The form also provides the public with financial information about the organization.

Step one is realizing that you need to file a Form 990 and step two is figuring out which 990 to file, so let’s take a peek at the varying 990 Forms:

Form 990-EZ or the Short Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax can be used by organizations with total assets that are less than $500k with total gross receipts less than $200k.

Form 990-N or the e-Postcard is the Electronic Notice for Tax-Exempt Organizations that are not required to file Form 990 or Form 990EX because they are smaller organizations with gross receipts that are $50k or less on an annual basis.

Form 990-PF or the Return of Private Foundation is for U.S. private foundations to file to list the fiscal date of the organization, including the list of grants received at the end of the fiscal year.

Your Form 990 is due on 15th day of the 5 months after your fiscal year. This means that the due date generally lands on May 15th, which is soon, so we hope you’re prepared to file.

If not you could face some penalties! The IRS will give you a penalty of $20 per day every single day that your return is late. The minimum on that fee is $1,000 or 5% of your gross receipts for the year. IF your gross receipts are over $1 million then the penalty is $100 per day with a minimum fee of $50k. Failure to provide to the public with your financial information will also result in a penalty of $20 per day.

However, if you aren’t ready to file, don’t sweat it. We have your solution. Head to ExpressExtension to e-file Extension Form 8868, which is the Exempt Organization Tax Extension Form.

By simply following ExpressExtenion’s step-by-step guide to e-file Form 8868 by the May 15th deadline you will receive an automatic extension of 6-months to file. Because the form is automatic, you don’t need to provide the IRS with a valid reason for needing an extension.

The process only takes a few minutes, then you’ll receive your extension in a matter of minutes. You will be notified via email the second that your extension has been approved. It’s really that easy!

Got Any Questions?


Well then ask us! The dedicated support team here at ExpressExtension is standing by to help. Give us a call Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 803.514.5155, contact us via live chat, or send us an email at support@expressextension.com.
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4/20/2017

How Nonprofits Get Tax Extensions


Isn’t it funny how tax season can sneak up on you? Well, maybe it’s not funny, it can be stressful. One minute you’re enjoying the spring weather and the next minute you could be struggling to gather all of your information to get ready to file. If you’re a tax-exempt organization, don’t worry you can skip the headaches and the hassle by going to ExpressExtension to get more time to file.

Exempt Organization Extension Form 8868


A tax-exempt organization is a nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income taxes that meet the requirements under sections 501 through 505. The most common types of nonprofit organizations include charities, religious groups, and educational groups. However, they can also include groups established for preventing animal and child cruelty, testing for public safety, literary groups, and more.

Every year tax exempt organizations have to file a Form 990 or a return of organization exempt from income tax by May 15th. The purpose of the form is to provide the public with information about the organization and so that the IRS can make sure that these groups aren’t abusing their tax-exempt status.

The only problem is that sometimes nonprofit organizations can’t meet that deadline. There are a number of various reasons for needing an extension from simply being too busy to file right now or due to just needing a little more time to gather the required information to file.

Rather than facing the penalties for failing to file their 990 form, tax-exempt organizations can quickly and easily get an extension with IRS Form 8868, which is the form used by charities, nonprofits, and other tax-exempt groups to apply for an additional 6 months to file their return.

The process is incredibly quick and easy. By spending a few minutes e-filing form 8868 by the May 15th deadline then you’ll have your extension approved almost instantly. Form 8868 is even automatic, meaning you don’t have to provide the IRS with a valid reason for needing an extension. 

If you know a little about this tax extension you may be a little confused, thinking that this extension is supposed to be only for 3-months. That’s because it used to be, however, the IRS recently combined the 3-month automatic extension with the 3-month nonautomatic extension to create, drum roll please, one automatic 6-month extension.

Just be sure to keep in mind that IRS Form 8868 can’t be used to extend the due date of Form 990-N (e-postcard) and IRS Form 8870 can not be e-filed with either Part 1 or Part 2. Although, we can generate Form 8870 in your account, where you can then print and mail it.

The penalties for filing late or for not filing a 990 at all include a fee of $20 per day for every day that the return is late and the maximum penalty is either $10K or 5% of the organization's gross receipts, depending on which is less. For an organization with gross receipts of over 1,000,000 the daily penalty is $100 per day for a maximum penalty of $50k.

That being said, remember that e-filing for an extension is really easy! All you need is your organization’s name, address, EIN/Tax-ID, tax year period, and which 990 for your typically follow. Then create your free ExpressExtensions account and follow our step-by-step guide to quickly complete Form 8868.

We Can Help


Got any questions? Well, our dedicated support team here at ExpressExtension is here to answer them. Call us anytime Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM at 803.514.5155, reach out via live chat, or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com.
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4/18/2017

The 4868 Deadline is Here!


Ding, ding, ding, ding! Why is that alarm going off?! Oh, it’s because you’re out of time. Your Individual Income Tax Return is due today, April 18th, by midnight. Do you have your materials together? Are you ready to file?! While you can’t stop working and put life on pause to rush and file your taxes today, you can get more time to file with the help of ExpressExtension.

How To Get More Time


Simply go to ExpressExtension to e-file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868. Form 4868 is the application used by individual and joint taxpayers to get an extension of 6-months to file their Individual Tax Returns.

All you have to do is spend a few minutes completing the form to automatically receive 6 extra months to file your return. The process is incredibly easy because this extension is automatic, meaning you don’t have to provide the IRS with a valid reason for needing an extension.
 
As long as you complete Form 4868 and transmit it to the IRS by April 18th at midnight your extension will be approved almost instantly, then you will have until October 16th to file your return. 

IRS Form 4868 provides an automatic 6-month extension for:

- IRS Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR, and 1040-SS.
- 1099 Contractors
- Single Members LLCs
- Schedule C Sole Proprietors

Note: IRS 4868 doesn’t extend the amount of time you have to pay any taxes owed, only to file them. Any payment owed to the IRS must be made by the original tax deadline.

Filing for an extension is a good way to get more time, but it’s an even better way to avoid IRS penalties for filing late.

The late filing penalty is 5% of the unpaid tax for each month and part of the month that your return is late, and this includes up to 25% of your unpaid tax. Once your return is more than 60 days late the minimum penalty is $135 or 100% of your unpaid tax, depending on which is smaller.

How To E-File IRS Form 4868


The e-filing process is incredibly easy, you will have your form completed in no time, so you can relax with 6 extra months to file your return.

First gather all the materials necessary to complete Form 4868, which include your full name, address, and social security number. If you’re filing jointly then you will need to provide that information for your spouse as well.
 
Then create your free ExpressExtension account, click ‘Create Personal Tax Extension’ from the dashboard, and verify if you’re filing individually or jointly before entering your primary taxpayer information.

Skip ahead to the next step if you don’t owe the IRS any taxes. Otherwise provide your total tax liability amount, total payments you’ve made during the year, the balance you owe to the IRS, and the amount you will pay to the IRS.

Next, you’ll be presented with a summary of your information to check for any typos, and we will perform an audit check to catch any mistakes. Once any errors have been corrected you can pay for your form and transmit it to the IRS.

Yes, the process is really that easy. After transmitting your form to the IRS you will be notified when your extension has been approved. You can also check your dashboard for live status updates to see when your form reaches the IRS and when it gets approved. 

We’re Here To Answer Your Questions


Taxes can be confusing, that’s why the outstanding ExpressExtension support team is here to help. Contact us with any questions that you may have Monday - Friday 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 803.514.5155. You can also reach us via live chat and through our 24/7 email support at support@ExpressExtension.com. Extra support hours are offered during deadline days. 
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4/17/2017

The 4868 Deadline is Almost Here!


Not to alarm you, but you’re running out of time. The April 18th deadline to file your individual income tax return is almost here. It’s literally hours away, so we hope you’re ready to file your return. If you need more time to file, no problem, we have the solution. Head to ExpressExtension to e-file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868.

IRS Form 4868


The only thing standing between you and getting six extra months to file your personal income tax return is Personal Tax Extension Form 4868, which is the application for individual and joint taxpayers to receive an automatic extension to file their income tax return.

E-filing Form 4868 is incredibly quick and easy, all you have to do is complete your form and transmit it to the IRS by the April 18th deadline to instantly receive your 6-month extension, pushing your deadline back to October 16th.
 
Form 4868 provides automatic extensions for IRS Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR, and 1040-SS.

Also, Form 4868 provides tax extensions for Schedule C sole Proprietors, Single Member LLCs, and 1099 contractors.

Don’t wait around for a gimmick, because there isn’t one. It really is that easy to get an extension. Plus, this extension is automatic, meaning that you don’t have to provide the IRS with a reason for needing an extension.

If you need more time to file, then why not spend a minute e-filing Extension Form 4868? It’s the no-brainer way to avoid getting hit with annoying failure to file penalties from the IRS.

If you don’t file your return by the deadline you’ll face a fee of 5% of the unpaid taxes for every month and part of the month that your return is late. This includes up to 25% of the unpaid tax. Then if your return is over 60 days late the minimum penalty is $135 or 100% of your unpaid tax, depending on which is smaller.

Note: Keep in mind that IRS Form 4868 doesn’t extend the amount of time you have to pay your taxes. Any amount owed to the IRS must be paid by the original tax deadline.

How To E-File Form 4868


To e-file Form 4868 get started by gathering all the materials you need to file, which includes your full name, address, and social security number. To file jointly you will need to the same information for your spouse.
  
Then create your free account with ExpressExtension, click ‘Create Personal Tax Extension’ and verify if you’re filing jointly or individually. Next, enter your primary taxpayer information.

If you don’t owe any taxes skip ahead to the next step. Otherwise provide your tax liability amount, total payments you’ve made during the year, balance due to the IRS, and how much you will pay to the IRS.

After that, a summary of your information will be presented for you to review and an audit check will be performed to catch any errors. Simply click back or edit to correct any mistakes.

Then pay for your form and transmit it to the IRS, and your extension will be approved almost instantly.

Unlike other services, ExpressExtension keeps you up to date with the status of your form every step of the way. You can check your dashboard to see live status updates about your form, like when the IRS receives it, and when it gets approved. You will also be notified via email once your extension has been approved.

Give us a Call, Chat, or Email


We know that tax time can be stressful, that’s why we’re here to help. Please contact the dedicated ExpressExtension support team with any questions that you may have. We’re available Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 803.514.5155. Also, You can send us a live chat from ExpressExtension.com or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com
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4/13/2017

Need An Extension On Form 990?


Time flies towards the summer as the days grow longer and the weather improves, so we can spend more time focusing on our businesses. We’re sure that you have been busy with your nonprofit, charity or tax-exempt organization to prepare for the upcoming summer months.

However, hopefully, you haven’t been too busy because we’re right in the middle of tax season! The April 18th individual tax return deadline is almost here and then the Exempt Organization Tax Return deadline is May 15th!

If you need more time to file, don’t worry, simply head to ExpressExtension to e-file extension Form 8868!

Extension Form 8868


Every year nonprofit organizations must file a Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax Form or a Form 990 from the IRS. This form is used to prevent organizations from taking advantage of their tax-exempt status and to provide the public with financial information about nonprofit organizations.

If the organization needs more time to file their return for whatever reason because they need a little extra time to file, they can easily get the time they need with Exempt Organization Form 8868.

IRS Form 8868 is the tax extension form used by nonprofits charities, and other tax-exempt groups to apply for an automatic 6-month extension to file their returns. Because this extension is automatic all you have to do is e-file it and transmit it to the IRS by the May 15th deadline to get your extension approved almost instantly.

There used to be an automatic 3-month extension and then a nonautomatic 3-month extension that you could take advantage of, but the IRS combined them to create one automatic 6-month extension.

There are a few important things to remember: IRS Form 8868 cannot be used to extend the due date of Form 990-N (e-Postcard.) Also, IRS Form 8879 can not be e-filed with either Part 1 or Part 2, but we can generate Form 8870 in your account for you to print, fill out, and send by mail.

The e-filing process is actually quick and simple. It only takes a few minutes to gain an extra 6-months to file your return. All you have to do is create your free ExpressExtension account and click “Create Exempt Org Tax Extension” from the dashboard.

Then our step-by-step guide will help you correctly fill out your form in a matter of minutes. The only information you’ll need to provide is your organization’s name, address, EIN/Tax-ID, tax year period, and which 990 Form you usually file.

A summary of your information will be displayed so you can catch and correct any mistakes. Then we will perform an audit check to catch any errors. Click back to edit your information. Last but not least, pay for your form and transmit it to the IRS.

Unlike other services, ExpressExtension keeps you informed every step of the way with live status updates. Check your dashboard to see when the IRS receives your form and when your form is accepted. You’ll also be notified via email once your extension has been approved.

We’re Here If You Need Us


The dedicated support team at ExpressExtension is always standing by to help. We will be more than happy to assist you with the e-filing process and answer all of your questions. Call us Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 PM EST at 803.514.5155, send us a live chat, or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com
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4/11/2017

Avoid IRS Penalties With Extension Form 4868


Whoa, is there a way to make time slow down? What do you mean there isn’t?! The Individual Income Tax Return Deadline is only a week away, on April 18th! If you aren’t ready to file your return what do you do? Failure to file results in penalties and fees!

Well, while it’s true, there isn’t a way to make time slow down, there is a way to get more time to file. Simply head to ExpressExtension to e-file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868.

Personal Tax Extension Form 4868


IRS Form 4868 might as well be considered a golden ticket because it’s the application for individual and joint taxpayers to receive an automatic 6-month extension to file their income tax returns. That’s right, it gives you 6 extra months to file.

Now because this form is automatic it means you don’t need to provide the IRS with a valid reason for needing an extension or your signature, all you need to do is complete IRS Form 4868 and transmit it the IRS by the April 18th deadline, then you’ll have until October 16th to file your return.

To be clear IRS Form 4868 provides a 6-month extension for IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR, and 1040-SS.

Also, IRS Form 4868 provides tax extensions for 1099 contractors, Single Member LLCs, and Schedule C Sole Proprietors.

Now keep in mind that IRS Form 4868 doesn’t extend the amount of time you have to pay your taxes, only to file them. Any amount owed to the IRS must be fully paid by the original tax deadline or you’ll run into some pesky IRS fees and penalties. 

There are a number of reasons for filing an extension, from simply needing a little more time to gather your information, or due to being out of town. However, the best reason is to avoid having to face failure to file penalties imposed by the IRS.

If you file late the penalty is 5% of the unpaid taxes for each month or part of the month that your return is late, and this includes up to 25% of your unpaid tax. If your return is more than 60 days late the minimum penalty is $135 or 100% of the unpaid tax, depending on which is smaller.

Luckily the e-filing process is incredibly quick and simple. All you need to file is your full name, address, and social security number. If filing jointly then you’ll need that information for your spouse as well. Then create your free account with ExpressExtension. 

Click “Create Personal Tax Extension” and select if you’re filing individually or jointly before entering your basic information. If you don’t owe any money to the IRS skip to the next step, otherwise you’ll be required to enter your tax liability amount, which can be calculated with our calculator, the total payments you have made throughout the year, the balance you owe to the IRS, and the amount you will pay to the IRS.

After that review your information for any mistakes, and you can select edit to change any of your information. We will also perform an audit check to catch any errors.

Then you will pay for your form and transmit it to the IRS, only to be notified that your extension has been approved via email in a matter of minutes. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

We’re Here For You


Tax time comes with questions, that’s why our outstanding support team is standing by to help here at ExpressExtension. Contact us Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 803.514.5155. We also can be reached via live chat and offer 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com.
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4/10/2017

How To Jointly File Your 1040 Extension


Marriage is a wonderful thing, it allows people to happily spend the rest of their lives together and build new families. However, there is a reason why people call their spouses the ‘ole ball and chain’ and that’s because all of the sudden you can jointly file your individual tax returns, and filing taxes is usually left up to one spouse to handle.

Plus, the Income Tax Return deadline is quickly approaching on April 18th! If you aren't ready to file your tax return individually or jointly, don’t worry! Simply go to ExpressExtension to get 6 extra months to file with IRS Form 4868.

IRS Form 4868


IRS Form 4868 or Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 can be quickly e-filed online to give individual and joint taxpayers an automatic extension of up to six months to file their income tax returns.

Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 provides automatic extensions for IRS Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040 PR, and 1040-SS.

Because this extension is automatic, you don’t have to provide the IRS with a valid reason as to why you and your spouse need an extension.

The process is easy, simply by filing one extension Form 4868 that includes you and your spouse’s information and transmitting it to the IRS by the April 18th deadline you’ll be approved for a 6-month extension, pushing your deadline back to October 16th.
 
However, keep in mind that IRS Form 4868 only extends the amount of time you have to file your return, not to pay them. If you or your spouse owes the IRS any amount it must be fully paid by the April 18th deadline.

To jointly file for an extension all you have to do is create your individual ExpressExtension account, for free, and gather the information required to e-file Form 4868, which includes, your full name, address, and social security number. You’ll need the same information for your spouse as well. 

Then click “Create Personal Tax Extension” and verify if you’re filing jointly or individually. It’s that easy. All you have to do next is follow the step-by-step instructions on how to complete your form. The entire process only takes a few minutes and then the extension request for you and your spouse will be approved almost instantly.

Many people turn to extensions as a way to get more time to file without being hit by IRS penalties and fees. For example, the late filing penalty for your Income Tax Return is 5% of the unpaid taxes for each month or part of the month that your return is late, and this includes up to 25% of your unpaid tax. Once your return is more than 60 days late the minimum penalty is either 100% of the unpaid tax or $135, depending on which is smaller.

When the e-filing process for you and your spouse is quick and convenient why not give yourself more time to file instead of having to face frustrating penalties?

We’re Here To Help


If you have any questions about IRS Form 4868 or the e-filing process please don’t hesitate to contact the outstanding support team at ExpressExtension. We will be more than happy to help. We’re available on the phone at 803.514.5155 Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST. We’re also available via live chat with 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com.
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4/06/2017

Preparing To File Your Taxes


Tax season is in full swing, so we hope you’re prepared and ready to file. If not, don’t worry, you still have time to prepare, even though the Individual Income Tax Return Deadline is quickly approaching on April 18th. Don't worry, simply keep calm and follow our planning tips.

Tax Filing Prep


First, plan a time to file. We know sometimes filing taxes can be a pain, but it isn’t that bad, and it has to be done. Mark a day on your calendar and even pick a time during the day to dedicate as your tax time.

Your plan can be flexible for family events that come up and things that you don’t want to miss, but don’t procrastinate by watching TV or trying to reach a new high level on a cellphone game. Stick to your planned tax time!


Call your CPA or tax preparer, see how they’re doing. They are people just like us and will appreciate a little small talk. Then get straight to business. Ask them what documents you should have, about any important updates you should know about, about deadlines, and more. They will guide you through everything you need to know.

Gather the important information you need to file. You’ll need your full name, address, and social security number. You may need your W-2 depending on which return you’re filing. If you drove your vehicle for work then you’ll need the number of miles you traveled, etc.

Know your deductions! Many people quickly file their returns and miss out on major savings just by not knowing their deductions. For example, if you have a home office that meets the IRS standards you can write it off as a deduction, and you can deduct your student loan interest. Also, you can deduct your kids as long as they qualify and you can even deduct some of their college expenses.

Be aware of your changes that occurred during the previous year. Did you get married or divorced? Did your student loan interest increase? Did you get a pay raise? Did one of your kids turn too old to be claimed as a dependent?

Also, make sure that you’re up to date with the current tax laws. The IRS can change things like failure to file penalties, move deadlines, and more. So, if you don’t know about the changing laws you could find yourself in a pickle. For example, the business income tax deadline was moved from April 15th to March 15th. Moving the deadline up a month was one major change!
 
Or you could e-file an extension to give yourself more time to file. Extensions can be quickly and easily e-filed in a matter of minutes with an e-file provider like ExpressExtension. Then you can relax with either 30 extra days or even up to 7 extra months to file, depending on which return you’re filing for an extension on.

For the Personal Tax Return Deadline April 18th, you can e-file Form 4868. IRS Form 4868 is for individual and joint taxpayers to apply for an additional 6-months to e-file their Individual Income Tax Returns. Form 4868 provides automatic extensions for IRS Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR, or 1040-SS.

IRS Form 4868 doesn’t extend the amount of time you have to pay your taxes, only to file them. Any amount due to the IRS must be paid by the original tax deadline.

Got Questions? We Have Answers


Here at ExpressExtension, we are more than happy to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us about any tax extension questions that you may have. We’re available Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 803.514.5155. We’re also available via live chat and offer 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com
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4/04/2017

Take Advantage of the Free 4868 App


Incoming! The April 18th Income Tax Return is almost here! It’s only days away, so we hope you’re ready to file. However, you don’t have to be. For whatever reason, you need more time to file, from needing more time to get your information together or due to being out of town you can quickly and easily get an automatic 6-month extension to file your return by e-filing IRS Form 4868 with ExpressExtension.

IRS Form 4868


Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 or IRS Extension Form 4868 is used by individual and joint taxpayers to apply for an additional 6 months to file IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR, or 1040-SS.

It’s incredibly simple. All you have to do is correctly fill out Form 4868 and transmit it to the IRS by the April 18th deadline to gain an automatic extension of 6 months to file your return. This pushes the deadline back from April 18th to October 16th. Yes, it’s that easy.

You could choose to paper file Form 4868 and mail it directly to the IRS. This method is generally viewed as safer because it makes it impossible for hackers to get your information online. However, your form could get lost in the mail and you have to wait for days for the carrier to deliver it to the IRS. Then the IRS won’t notify you when your extension has been approved, so if you don’t like being left in the dark then paper filing may not be the best option.

You have the better option of e-filing with a safe and secure e-file provider like ExpressExtension. ExpressExtenion is trusted, and IRS authorized. Our site is encrypted and Comodo HackerSafe certified, so your information will be kept safe.

Plus, ExpressExtension has worked hard to ensure that the e-filing process is extremely quick and easy, so you can have your extension approved almost instantly.

You don’t even need a computer to e-file! Simply download the free ExpressExtension 4868 app to get started. The app is available for any web-based device, including all iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

From there you’ll have your form e-filed in a matter of minutes. Simply gather the information required to file like your name, address, and social security number. If filing jointly then you’ll need the same information for your spouse.

Then create your free ExpressExtension account and click ‘Create New Personal Tax Extension’ to get started. Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the filing process. This way you’ll correctly complete your form in no time.

Keep in mind that Form 4868 doesn’t extend the amount of time you have to pay any taxes due. Any amount owed must be paid by the April 18th deadline. So, when it comes to filing an extension you’ll have to pay your tentative tax or an estimation of the amount you owe. This can be calculated with our liability calculator.

After you’ve entered your information we will display a summary of it for you to double check for any mistakes. We will also perform an audit check to catch any errors. After you’ve made any corrections that need to be made simply pay for your form and transmit it directly to the IRS.

Your extension request will be approved almost instantly. You’ll receive an email notification when your extension has been approved and you can also check your account dashboard for live status updates on your form.

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The e-filing process is quick and easy with ExpressExtension, and our dedicated support team is always standing by to help. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us over the phone at 803.514.5155, Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST. We’re also available via live chat and via 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com.
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