Why File a 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. 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

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E-File Tax Extensions with ExpressExtension

Tax Extensions can be E-Filed in a matter of minutes when you use All you need to complete a tax extension is a basic understanding of your business information and an estimated tax liability for the year.

ExpressExtension currently supports:
  • Form 7004 - Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns due by March 15 for a 6 month tax extension.  
  • Form 4868  - Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return due by April 15 for a 6 month tax extension.
  • Form 8868 - Application for Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return due by May 15 for a 3 month extension.

These tax forms can be submitted through ExpressExtension, anywhere, anytime within minutes. With ExpressExtension the IRS sends an automated message accepting the tax extension as soon as the return has been submitted, provided the information submitted is consistent with what the IRS has on file. So there is no need to wait around for the IRS to accept the extension.

ExpressExtension offers affordable pricing options and top notch customer support. If you have any questions about the E-Filing process of 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  We have Spanish Support!
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Benefits of E-Filing Tax Extensions With ExpressExtension

Find out How E-Filing a Tax Extension through ExpressExtension is beneficial! As this year’s tax deadlines approach, many businesses and individuals are stressfully and hastily preparing to file their tax returns. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Each year, an increasing amount of forward thinking individuals are filing Tax Extensions with the IRS.  There are many different ways to file, but there is none simpler than ExpressExtension.

ExpressExtension services to include the following:
*Business Tax Extensions – IRS Form 7004
*Personal Tax Extensions – IRS Form 4868
*Non-Profit Tax Extensions – IRS Form 8868

Although the IRS does not require a reason for filing a Tax Extension, there are many reasons that ExpressExtension may be beneficial.

  1. ExpressExtension is an IRS authorized E-File Provider. ExpressExtension is IRS authorized, safe, secure and encrypted. The IRS has stated numerous times that E-Filing is the quickest and most secure way to file. ExpressExtension will send an email confirmation to the filing party as soon as the IRS processes the application.
  2. Many Accountants and Tax Professionals are much busier in the spring than they are in the Fall. Filing for a Tax Extension makes it easier to get a proper amount of time with a Tax Professional.
  3. Organizing all of the paperwork required for filing a tax return can be a daunting task. Extending the deadline for up to 6 months allows the taxpayer to organize all of their tax related documents so that they can better prepare returns and get the most credits and refunds as possible.
  4. Self Employed Individuals funding a SEP IRA will also benefit from a Tax Extension because the deadline for funding this type of account is the tax due date.

ExpressExtension is the safest, fastest, most efficient, and most affordable way to file a tax extension with the IRS. With prices starting at $9.95 and not exceeding $14.95, it is easily the best value of any Tax Extension Software on the market.

With its streamlined design and user-friendly interface, ExpressExtension will walk you through each step of the process in less than 10 minutes. Everything is spelled out in easy to read instructions, not confusing tax jargon. However, should you have any questions about E-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
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