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Avoid Penalties! Easily File Your Form 990 On Time

We know it isn’t your priority.  As a nonprofit, you have more important things to do than go over tax forms.  You know you’re doing things on the up-and-up. Can’t the IRS just take your word for it? Well, no. No, they can’t.

The Importance of Form 990

The fact is that the public relies on the information published in those 990s in order to learn more about your organization.

Transparency is paramount when running a charitable organization. The public’s perception is key when it comes to gathering donations.

You want everyone to know that they can trust you, and filing your IRS Form 990 is a huge part of that.

So, now that we’ve gone over the importance of the form, we have some news for you.

IRS Form 990 is due soon!

Time is ticking.  The year goes by fast.  A few months ago, you had a few months.  Now, it’s a matter of days before your Form 990 is due.  It’s time to get cracking!




May 15th is the annual deadline for most organizations who will file Form 990.  This is a deadline you absolutely must meet. Or what?  Well, since you asked…

The IRS Takes 990s Seriously

And so should you.  If you don’t, here’s what you’re looking at:

Penalties for failing to file:
  • $20 to $100 PER DAY after the deadline if you fail to file.  Depending on the gross receipt totals for your organization, you could be looking at very, very steep fines.  Either way, it really adds up. These fines are nothing to sniff at!
Not only that, but

Individuals can also be held responsible.



Yes, indeed.  Are you in a leadership position for your organization?  Chances are if you’re reading this post, you are. So you should know that you are at risk of accruing fines yourself, in addition to any penalties the organization receives.  If you fail to make a timely response on behalf of the organization to a direct request from the IRS, they WILL put you on their naughty list. Making this list could cost you, to the tune of $10 per day!

E-filing IRS Form 990 is easy!

Finally! Some good news!  What a relief! Look, don’t hold it against us.  We had to get your attention. Our friends at TaxBandits want good people like you to avoid any hurdles in continuing the work that you do.  Charitable organizations are the lifeblood of so many important causes, and we want you to be aware of any potential pitfalls. We also want to help you leap over them!  That’s why TaxBandits offers the entire series of 990 Forms. We’ll even help you pick out the one you need to use for your organization!

Find YOUR correct IRS 990 Form.

Don’t know where to start?  Use this handy chart!



Next, follow these simple steps!

We’ve made the process so easy, there’s no reason to put it off any further!  If you can click a mouse or tap a screen, you can get your Form 990 filed with TaxBandits, lickity split!
  1. Sign in or create your free account.
  2. Add your organization’s details.
  3. Answer questions - interview style!
  4. Review your information and audit report
  5. Pay and transmit directly to the IRS

We’ve thrown a lot of information at you today!  And it’s all useful. We’ll give you a chance to sit with it for a bit, but only for a bit!  The deadline is approaching soon! When you’re ready (soon!), go ahead and click this link to get started:

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Quick! How to File Extensions for 1040, 1120 & 1041


Take a deep breath. This is it.  You’re running out of time to file your Form 1040, Form 1041, and/or Form 1120 tax returns. Chances are, if you haven’t started by now, you aren’t going to make it without a miracle.

Did someone say miracle?  Cue ExpressExtensions.com.  We’re your miracle when it comes to those last minute revelations that you simply aren’t going to get it done in time this year.

This tax season has been particularly difficult, with multiple changes and shutdowns.  Not to mention the struggles you may be going through on your own.  Thankfully, there is a solution in place.

Depending on the tax form you need to file, read the information below to find out how ExpressExtensions.com can save you from penalties that the IRS may have in store if you fail to file on time. 

Form 1040


You can file a Form 1040 Extension in just a few minutes, and get up to an extra 6 months to file.  With an extension for Form 1040, you don’t have to give a reason why you need the extra time.  Simply file for an extension before the deadline; the Form 1040 Extension is automatic.

Log in to ExpressExtension.com and create your free account.  From there, we’ll help you correctly fill out your Extension Form 1040 and transmit it to the IRS.  ExpressExtension is an IRS authorized e-file provider. This means that the IRS recognizes us as a valid service to e-file your Form 1040 Extension and that you can trust us.

We provide a step-by-step instruction guide to help you completely and accurately fill out your Form 1040 Extension. After you file your extension, we’ll send you an email letting you know when your form has been approved. With ExpressExtension, you have all the assurance you need.

In addition to filing your Extension Form 1040, it’s important that you estimate and pay the taxes that are due.  Once you have sent in your tax payment and used ExpressExtension’s simple,  interview-style service to e-file your Form 1040 Extension, you can relax knowing that you are compliant with IRS rules for filing. 

Go to ExpressExtension.com and file your Form 1040 Extension today.

Form 1041


In just a few short minutes, you can file a Form 1041 Extension and get up to an extra 6 months to file.  Don’t worry about coming up with a reason to give the IRS; with an extension for Form 1041, extra time is granted automatically.  All you have to do is make sure that you file your Extension Form 1041 before the deadline.

At ExpressExtension.com, you can create a free account.  Log in, and we’ll help you fill out your Extension Form 1041 correctly.  Then, we’ll send it to the IRS for you.  The IRS has authorized ExpressExtension to provide e-file services to you. We’re proud to know that you can trust us because the IRS recognizes us.

A step-by-step instruction guide is provided so that you can fill out your Form 1041 Extension completely and accurately. Once you have filed your extension, you’ll receive an email.  This is your notification from us letting you know that your form has been approved. ExpressExtension gives you the assurance you need to rest easy.

We want to let you know that it’s important that you estimate and pay any taxes that are due.  In order to avoid penalties, this is a step you must take in addition to filing your Extension Form 1041.  Use ExpressExtension’s easy interview-style service to e-file your Form 1041 Extension, then make your payment.  When you’ve gone through these steps, you can be confident that you are compliant with the IRS’s tax rules.

Go to ExpressExtension.com and file your Form 1041 Extension today.

Form 1120 


Up to 6 extra months to file in just a few minutes? It’s possible when filing a Form 1120 Extension. You don’t even have to give a reason for needing the extra time with an extension for Form 1040. Make sure you file the extension before the deadline and Form 1120 Extension buys you extra time, automatically. 

ExpressExtension lets you easily create a free account. Once you log in, we’ll make sure you fill out your Extension Form 1120 correctly.  Next, we’ll make sure your extension gets to the IRS. There’s no reason to worry; you can trust us because the IRS recognizes us as a valid e-file provider for your Form 1120 Extension.  In fact, we’re authorized by the IRS to serve you.

With a step-by-step instruction guide provided to help you completely and accurately fill out your Form 1120 Extension, it couldn’t be easier. You’ll even get an email from us letting you know when your form has been approved. At ExpressExtension, we make it our goal to see that you are relieved from the stress of tax season.

One last thing - when you file your Extension Form 1120, you must also estimate and pay the taxes that are due.  That’s all!  File your extension, estimate, and pay. 

ExpressExtension has created a fast, interview-style service that takes you through the first part of getting your extension.  E-file your Form 1120 extension with us and you can relax knowing that you are completely compliant with IRS rules.

Go to ExpressExtension.com and file your Form 1120 Extension today.

Our Customer Service is Here for You

If you’d like to know more about the e-filing process, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated support team. We’re available via live chat, over the phone at 803.514.5155 Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST, and we also offer 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com.

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SPF? Great! Now Protect Yourself from Pesky IRS Penalties


Okay, so maybe SPF 85 is a little aggressive. Honestly, we didn’t know Sun Protection Factor comes that high. And we see you’ve got your mosquito nets and citronella candles and…is that bug spray?...all lined up. Kudos on the allergy medication and nose sprays. Yep, we’d say you’re totally prepared for the new Spring season. Vacations, travel, enjoying the weather. But aren’t you forgetting something? Form 1040, maybe?

Don’t cancel your plans just yet! Even if you haven’t yet filed Form 1040, there’s something you can do! You can still avoid penalties when you file a Form 1040 extension!

Yes! An extension. The Form 1040 extension is kind of like SPF for your taxes. It prevents the IRS from burning you with penalties because you didn’t file Form 1040 on time.

Don’t get burned.

Sunburns can happen in less than ten minutes, but the pain lasts much longer. So it is with missing your deadline to file Form 1040. Without filing a Form 1040 extension, you could risk getting burned by the IRS with penalties that pack a punch. That stings.

There’s aloe for sunburns, but if you get burned by the IRS for failing to file Form 1040, there isn’t much remedy other than paying the fine. That’s on top of what you owed initially. Why pay more? Especially if you don’t have to.

Just like you take the time to apply sunscreen so that you don’t suffer later, you can take just a few minutes and delay the IRS deadline to file Form 1040. Actually, you can get a Form 1040 extension in less time than it takes to put on sunscreen. Just a few moments to request an extension and you’ve got protection from needless IRS penalties.

Easier than a day at the beach.

A day at the beach sounds nice until you realize what all you’ll be carrying back with you, and where you’ll be carrying it. That includes the 2 cups of sand you’ll pour out of your shoes, your shorts, and all those nooks and crevices. By the way, horseshoe crabs live at the beach and they love nooks and crevices.

Still, you’ll probably want to go have your fun rather than stay stuck at the office trying to figure out Form 1040. You want the wind in your hair, not a pen in one hand and a calculator in the other. So, at ExpressExtension.com, we want to get you to the beach, or any other destination of your choice, as quickly as possible.

That’s why we’ve found a quick, easy, accessible way to file Form 1040 extension. File the extension for Form 1040 with us, and you won’t have to worry about inaccuracies, or that the IRS didn’t get your form. We have measures to ensure accurate and secure completion of your Form 1040 extension, and we send you an email notification when your form is approved.

Unfold your chair under an umbrella, pull up your cooler, and rest easy. You don’t even need to give a reason for filing a Form 1040 extension! As long as you pay the taxes that are due, you won’t face any penalties for the delay in sending in Form 1040.

Just before you pack your travel bag, log in to ExpressExtension.com. There, we take you through the simple process to fill out your Form 1040 extension and transmit it to the IRS. Next, be sure to calculate your tentative tax amount and send that to the IRS. There! You’re done! SPF, check! Form 1040 Extension, check! Hermit crabs, here we come!

Business Tax Extension Form 7004 - Now You’re Ready.

Protect your finances like you protect anything else in your life. Avoid the burn of missing the April 15 Form 1040 deadline by using ExpressExtension.com to get a Form 1040 Extension!

ExpressExtension is an e-file provider that’s IRS authorized. You can quickly e-file Business Tax Extension Form 7004 to extend your Form 1040 deadline in a matter of minutes.

If you can apply sunscreen, you can file a tax extension. Create your free account then follow our step-by-step instruction guide to quickly and correctly fill out Extension Form 7004. We’ll send you an email letting you know when your form has been approved!

If you have any questions about the e-filing process please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated support team. We’re available via live chat, over the phone at 803.514.5155 Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST, and we also offer 24/7 email support at support@expressextensions.com

File your Form 1040 Extension with ExpressExtension today. It’s easier than shaking the sand out of your shirt.


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Form 1040 Deadline Stressing You Out? Here's a Solution

Stressed employer needing to file Extension Form 1040 for the April 1st deadline


Isn’t it kind of ironic? The weather’s warming up, flowers are blooming. It’s just the time of year to enjoy a nice picnic at the lake. But no. You’ve got to stay indoors because you’ve got to file Form 1040.

You told yourself that this year, it would be different. This year you’d get your Form 1040 filed before the clock springs forward. (Who needs to lose an extra hour during tax season? Really? Is this a cruel joke?) And every year, you put it off until you’re stuck at your desk collecting paper cuts while others are out getting their first sunburn of the season.

Oh man, what you wouldn’t give for a sunburn.

Wait a minute! Listen to yourself! You’d rather deal with sunburn than deal with Form 1040! You’ve got to get a better frame of mind.

Look, have your fun. Make sure you have a huge bottle of aloe waiting on you at home and go on outside. Put on that pair of flip flops that your friends laugh at. Get the grill going.

How? Here’s how.

File a Form 1040 Extension


Continuing to procrastinate is not the solution when it comes to filing Form 1040. You’re going to have to do it eventually. If you don’t, or if you don’t do it on time, you could be facing penalties.

Don’t get stressed and let your temperature rise! Leave that to mother nature. The answer is to buy yourself some time. Daylight Savings may have taken an hour away from us, but ExpressExtension.com can get you much more than that to file your Form 1040!

Quick, Painless.


In fact, in less time than it takes to get a sunburn, you can go to ExpressExtension.com and file Extension Form 7004 to extending your Form 1040 deadline. This will give you plenty of time to enjoy the nice Spring weather and take care of filing your Form 1040.

As long as you pay the taxes that are due, when you file an extension for Form 1040, you won’t face any penalties for the delay in sending in Form 1040. You don’t even need to give a reason! Unless you want to tell them about your plans to go tubing in the river with your cousin Earl.

All you have to do is log in to ExpressExtension.com, where they’ll help you correctly fill out your Extension Form 7004 and transmit it to the IRS, then be sure to calculate your tentative tax amount and send that to the IRS. That’ll keep you square with Uncle Sam until your new due date!

Extension Form 7004 - Easy, Affordable.


You can avoid the burn of missing the April 15 Form 1040 deadline by using ExpressExtension.com to e-file Extension Form 7004!

ExpressExtension is an e-file provider that’s IRS authorized. You can quickly e-file your Form 1040 extension in a matter of minutes.

While you’re waiting on the grill to heat up, create your free account then follow our step-by-step instruction guide to quickly and correctly fill out your extension form. We’ll send you an email letting you know when your form has been approved!


If you have any questions about the e-filing process please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated support team. We’re available via live chat, over the phone at 803.514.5155 Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST, and we also offer 24/7 email support at support@expressextensions.com

File Extension Form 7004 for your Form 1040 return with ExpressExtension today. Hey, what’s that smell? I think your burgers are burning...



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What is Electronic Postmark & How Does It Help You?

Pony express?  While legendary, this group of respectable riders and hardy horses only lasted 18 months.  We’ve moved on quite a bit since 1860, with new technology coming forward to send our salutations quicker than lickety-split.

Due to our modern conveniences, we not only have email but also e-filing for taxes.  If you’re staring down a deadline, this last bit is important to you.

Back in the day, a mark was stamped in red on an envelope, much like wax seals in the 16th century, when letters were delivered hand-to-hand. However, the postmark from the contemporary courier system couldn’t be chipped off with a sharp letter opener. This mark was official, and it let the recipient know the exact date and even time when the item had been posted.  Hence, postmark.

Does my tax form have a tattoo?

Well, sort of.  When you e-file an IRS tax form online, there is an electronic mark that has the date and time that your return was e-filed. Just like the stamped postmark on “snail mail,” this electronic postmark is based on the time zone where you live.

The electronic postmark is an accurate accounting for when you filed your IRS tax form.  It can mean the difference between meeting the deadline, or not.

Don’t dismiss the details.

Depending on where you live, be sure to change the electronic postmark to the time zone that applies to you.

This is important because IRS deadlines are set in stone, especially when trying to avoid penalties and fees. There’s no wiggle room.  You want to avoid getting fined when things are down to the wire and you’re filing at the last hour.

According to the IRS, if the electronic postmark is on or before the deadline for filing, they will treat your return as timely filed, even if they receive your return after the deadline.

If you are e-filing from another time zone, your return is still considered timely if it is filed by midnight, your local time, on the deadline date.

But you have to make sure that you set the electronic postmark to reflect the time zone where you live.

An Extension Can Help

Are those minutes slipping through the hourglass? Regardless of your time zone, if you’re running out of time, it’s best to e-file a tax extension with ExpressExtension. We offer extensions for personal, business, and tax-exempt returns. You e-file from any location by downloading our FREE app for iOS and Android tablet devices or visiting our mobile site to e-file using any mobile browser.

Expert assistance is available at our Rock Hill, South Carolina office. Feel free to contact our live professionals at (803) 514-5155, Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm EST. You can also either e-mail us at support@expressextension.com or chat with us at www.expressextension.com for any further assistance e-filing your extension forms.

File your Tax Filing Extension with ExpressExtension today.  Don’t delay…

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You Need To File Form 7004 To Avoid IRS Penalties


The deadline for businesses to file income tax returns is March 15th, 2019. We understand that there’s a lot that goes into effectively running a business. If you need more time to file your 2018 business tax returns, ExpressExtension has the perfect solution for you.

IRS deadlines can sneak up on you and become an unnecessary expense that you could avoid. Here’s some insight on how you can easily extend your filing deadline and why you need to file Form 7004 to avoid IRS penalties.

You Need To File Form 7004 To Avoid IRS Penalties

What is IRS Form 7004?

This would be good to know, right? Well, IRS Form 7004 is a business tax extension form also known as the application of extension of time to file certain business income tax and other information returns.

It is mainly used to request an automatic tax extension of up to 7 months to file business income taxes for the 2018 tax year.

Information Needed To File IRS Form 7004

  1. Business Name
  2. EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  3. Business Address
  4. Primary Contact Information

How To E-File Extension Form 7004

  1. Create or log in to your free ExpressExtension account
  2. Determine the estimate of the total income tax payment for the filing year (if applicable)
  3. Follow on-screen directions
  4. Complete & Submit Form 7004
Once you have completed your form we will review it for errors and automatically transmit it directly to the IRS through our authorized and secure e-filing network. Depending on the extent of filing volume with the IRS, you could have your extension approved within the hour!

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The Best Tax Deductions To Take Advantage of This Fall Season

A new season has come, but one thing that has remained the same is the best tax deductions that you don’t want to miss out on when filing your taxes. You’d be surprised at the number of common tax deductions, tax credits, itemized deductions, and self employment tax deductions that you have most likely overlooked in years past. That all changes TODAY! As you navigate through the final quarter of the year, use the best tax deductions to take advantage of this Fall season.
Woman excited about saving money on the best tax deductions this Fall season

The Best Tax Deductions To Take Advantage of This Fall Season

Buckle your seatbelts 🏎, because there are tons of easy tax deductions and credits that are about to blow your mind! If used correctly, these common tax deductions can help you save thousands on your taxes:

Homeowner Tax Deductions

  1. Mortgage insurance premiums
  2. Interest paid on your mortgage
  3. State and Local real estate taxes
Note: If you sold your home this year, you can deduct real estate taxes that were paid during the closing of the sold property.

Local & State Taxes

State income taxes or local and/or state sales taxes that you paid during the year can be deducted. For those that live in a state that does not have a state income tax, it is best to take advantage of the sales tax deduction.

Charitable Gifts

Donations to IRS-approved charities can be deducted up to 50% of your income. These gifts must be reported as itemized deductions and can include everything from writing a check to the cost of mileage used to deliver a tangible donation (food/clothes donation, etc.). You can even deduct the amount spent on having a neighbor watch your children while you drop these items off...shocking, right?!

Note: Donations greater than $250 made to an organization must have a written acknowledgment to receive the deduction.

Medical & Dental Expenses

If you have health insurance but continue to pay for medical or dental expenses out-of-pocket and they exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income, costs such as long-term care, chiropractor appointments, and other health-related expenses can be deducted.

Retirement

While contributions towards your 401(k) retirement are not considered tax-deductible, they can be used to decrease the amount of your taxable income, which could possibly shift you to a lower tax bracket and save you money in the long run.

Educators Expenses

Educators that spend their personal money on classroom supplies can deduct up to $250 on their taxes ($500 if you’re married to an educator - 😊).

Education/Student Loan Expenses

Good news! The money that you spend on paying off your personal, spouse’s, or child’s student loans can be deducted up to $2,500 (of the loan’s interest).

Job Search Expenses

Looking for a new job in the field that you currently work in? Expenses such as travel for interviews, resume editing fees, and employment agency fees can be deducted.

Note: This deduction does not apply to first-time job hunters.

Child/Dependent Care Expenses

Caring for a parent or child can be very expensive. When filing your taxes be sure to list expenses for medical supplies, nursing home care, and in-home care if the person you take care of qualifies as a dependent.

Jury Duty Pay

If you are required to report for jury duty and handed over your work pay to your employer (because they paid your salary while you served), your jury duty pay can be deducted from your taxable income.

Loss from Disaster

You can claim unreimbursed losses as itemized deductions per IRS guidelines for losses due to theft or disaster.

Wedding Expenses

Yep, you read correctly! If you host your wedding at a church, nonprofit, or historical site, you can write that fee off as a charitable donation.







More Itemized Deductions & Tax Credits

We told you there were a ton of deductions and credits! And that’s just the first set of them. Here are some more common tax deductions you can be on the lookout for this Fall season:
  • Legal Fees
  • Hobbies
  • Working Kids
  • Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Child and Dependent Care Credit
  • Adoption Credit
  • American Opportunity Credit
  • Lifetime Learning Credits
  • Elderly or Disabled Credit

Don’t Get Carried Away With Deductions and Miss Your Tax Deadline

With so many deductions and tax credits to take during tax season, it can be easy to let time slip
Married couple taking advantage of the best tax deductions during the Fall season
away and miss your tax filing deadline. That’s where ExpressExtension comes in handy! Sign up for a free account and receive an automatic 6-month extension to file and spend extra time racking up on all of the best tax deductions to take advantage of this fall season!

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