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6/24/2013

Use ExpressExtension To File Your State Tax Extension


 

In addition to E-Filing Federal Tax Extensions, you can also E-File State Tax Extensions with ExpressExtension.  Once your Federal Tax Extension has been filed, you can choose “State Extension” from the dashboard.

ExpressExtension currently offers state extensions for California, Florida, Michigan and North Carolina.  For all others states, we offer detailed information on how to file your state extension.

This video walks you through the process of E-Filing your State Tax Extension.  If you have any questions about filing Tax Extensions, you can contact the Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 803-514-5155 between the hours of 8am – 6pm EST, Monday through Friday or email support@ExpressExtension.com.
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6/17/2013

Reasons For Filing an IRS Tax Extension


Filing taxes after the deadline typically means that you will incur some pretty harsh penalties by the IRS.  However, there are a few situations in which the IRS does grant more time to file a tax return.

Out of Country:  Individuals who live and work out of the country automatically receive a two month extension without filing a Form 4868.  However, a return must be filed by October 15 at the latest.  This also applies to US military personnel working overseas.

Combat Zone:  In general, the deadlines for performing certain actions applicable to taxes are extended for the period of service in a combat zone, plus 180 days after the last day in the combat zone. This extension applies to the filing and paying of income taxes that would have been due April 15.

Reasonable Cause:  The IRS does also waive penalties for those individuals and businesses that had Reasonable Cause to not file or pay on time.  This is a more subjective reason to be reserved for the most extreme circumstances, and to be determined by the IRS.

Extend Your Deadline:  An individual, business, or nonprofit organization may elect to file for an extension of up to 6 months.  This is not an extension of time to pay, this is an extension of time to file the return itself.

ExpressExtension.com allows anyone to E-File the following Tax Extension Forms simply and easily:
  • IRS Form 4868: Personal Tax Extension of 6 months
  • IRS Form 8868: Non-Profit/Exempt Extension of 3 months and additional 3 months

All that is needed to file this form is a basic knowledge of the business as well as its official tax status.  Most of this information can be found on a previous year’s tax return as long as that information has not changed.  Important data such as the official business type and also the specific IRS tax return type needs to be entered in this Form.  If you are unsure of this information, please check a previous return or a tax professional.

Obviously the best way to avoid penalties and interest is to simply file on time! If you have any questions about filing Tax Extensions, you can call, email or chat online with the Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 803-514-5155 between the hours of 8am – 6pm EST, Monday through Friday or email support@ExpressExtension.com.

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6/10/2013

Tax Extension Questions

Each year, millions of individuals and businesses file tax extensions with the IRS. One of the easiest ways to file is through ExpressExtension.com.  As an Authorized E-File Provider, ExpressExtension can securely send your tax information to the IRS instantly. Here are some commonly asked questions about Tax Extensions:

How long does it take to file a tax extension?
With ExpressExtension, the process only takes a matter minutes (about 5 – 10 minutes). The traditional filing process could take days to mail the return, and even longer for the IRS to actually process it.

Do I need a reason to file a Tax Extension?
No.  The IRS does not require any reason to file a tax extension. Just complete the appropriate Tax Extension Form, and submit it by the filing deadline.

What IRS Form do I need to file a Tax Extension?
IRS Form 7004 – Business Tax Extension
IRS Form 4868 – Personal Tax Extension
IRS Form 8868 – Nonprofit Tax Extension

When will I know if the IRS accepts my Tax Extension?
If the Tax Extension is E-Filed through ExpressExtension, you will receive an email notification once the form has been processed by the IRS. This is typically within an hour of E-Filing. The traditional process of paper filing will not provide any sort of notification to let you know if it has been processed.

What information do I need to File a Tax Extension?
A Tax Extension form is fairly simple. All that is needed is basic contact information, filing status/business type, and an estimated tax amount.

What is My Tax Amount?
This is one area where ExpressExtension cannot give advice.  If you have questions about your tax amount, Filing status or Business, you will need to refer to a Tax Professional or the IRS.

What if I don’t have access to a computer?
ExpressExtension can be accessed from any smartphone.  Just use our Mobile Site: m.ExpressExtension.com which can be accessed from any iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, or iPod.

Who do I contact if I have general questions?
If you have any questions about filing Tax Extensions, you can contact the Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 803-514-5155 between the hours of 8am – 6pm EST, Monday through Friday or email support@ExpressExtension.com.
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6/03/2013

Non-Profit Extension Form 8868


Use Form 8868 , Application for Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return, to request an automatic 3 month (6 month for Form 990-T filed by a corporation) extension of time to file any of the following returns:
  • Form 990 , Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
  • Form 990-EZ , Short Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
  • Form 990-PF , Return of Private Foundation
  • Form 990-T , Unrelated Business Income Tax Return
  • Form 1041-A , U.S. Information Return – Trust Accumulation of Charitable Amounts
  • Form 4720 , Return of Certain Excise Taxes on Charities and Other Persons under Chapter 41 and 42 of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Form 5227 , Split Interest Trust Information Return
  • Form 6069 , Return of Excise Tax on Excess Contributions to Black Lung Benefit Trust under Section 4953 and Computation of Section 192 Deduction
  • Form 8870 , Information Return for Transfers Associated with Certain Personal Benefit Contracts

If you have any questions about filing Tax Extensions, you can call, email or chat online with the Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 803-514-5155 between the hours of 8am – 6pm EST, Monday through Friday or email support@ExpressExtension.com.  We have Spanish Support too!
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