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4/30/2014

Express Extension FAQs

Each year millions of individuals and businesses are opting to e-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 the most frequently asked questions about tax extensions:



How long does it take to file a tax extension?
With ExpressExtension.com the process only takes only a few minutes. The traditional paper-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, not at all. 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 for a tax extension?
The form you file depends on the type of extension you need.

IRS Form 7004 - Business Tax Extension Form 7004 must be filed by March 15th, and once it is processed by the IRS, you will be granted an automatic 5 or 6 month tax extension depending on the business type. The IRS Form 7004, otherwise known as a Business Tax Extension can be used by Multi-Member LLCs, C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships and Trusts.

IRS Form 4868 - "Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return," is used to apply for an additional 6 months to file Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR or 1040-SS. When filing this extension, please note that you are still required to pay any tax due (if applicable) by the due date; Form 4868 does not extend the time to pay, just the time to file.

IRS Form 8868 - Exempt Organizations Tax Extension From 8868 can extend your IRS income tax deadline for your tax exempt or nonprofit organization. You would first file Part I, which will automatically extend the filing deadline for 3 months. If you need additional time you would e-file Part II; only file Part II if you have already been granted and automatic 3 month extension on a previously filed Form 8868. The deadline to file this extension is May 15th.

The next upcoming tax deadline is May 15th for Tax Exempt and Nonprofit organizations. If you need more time to file you can easily transmit IRS Form 8868 to the IRS through ExpressExtension.com. You can contact our US-based support team, located in Rock Hill, SC with any questions you may have about e-filing an extension via phone: 803.514.5155 or email: support@expressextension.com
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4/23/2014

IRS Form 8868: Exempt Organizations Tax Extension

Are you an exempt organization needing more time to file your IRS income taxes? The deadline is May 15th, but if you know that isn't enough time, you can e-file a tax extension with ExpressExtension.com. To be exact, you will e-file IRS Form 8868 - Exempt Organizations Tax Extension.



Exempt organization extensions have 2 parts. ExpressExtension.com allows you to file either one. You can even e-file Part II through us, even if you didn't file Part I with us.

Part I: Automatic 3-Month Extension of Time
Filing Part I will automatically extend the filing deadline for 3 months (or 6 months for From: 990-T)

Part II: Additional (Non-Automatic) Extension of Time
You would only e-file Part II if you have already been granted an automatic 3-month extension on a previously filed Form 8868.

Who can file Form 8868?
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Churches & Religious Organizations
  • Private Foundations
  • Other Non-Profits
What you will need to e-file Form 8868?
Before filing your extension, make sure to have your business/organization name, address, Employer Identification Number/(FEIN), estimated amount of tax owed to the IRS (if applicable), and the type of tax form that you normally file your income tax returns on (*ex. 990, 990 E-Z, 990-T, etc.) It is important that this information matches what the IRS has on record for you. If you are unsure of any of this information we recommend contacting the IRS Exempt organizations hotline at 1.877.829.5500.

Once you have everything you need and have created an account with ExpressExtension, all you have to do is follow the steps to e-file your extension with the IRS. If you need more information on tax-exempt returns, visit our sister product *Express990.com where you can quickly e-file the 990-N at no cost for the current tax year.
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4/15/2014

If You Need More Time - E-File A Tax Extension

This year is just flying by, it's already April and Today is the Deadline to file your Individual Tax Return. If you need more time and want to save yourself from a stress overload trying to get everything ready by midnight tonight (according to your time zone) you can e-file a tax extension; giving you 6 more months to prepare.


ExpressExtension.com provides IRS Form 4868, personal tax extension, that can be quickly e-filed, giving you more time to file your return. ExpressExtension is the safest, fastest, most efficient, and most affordable way to file a tax extension with the IRS.

Advantages of e-filing:
E-filing with ExpressExtension is the quickest way to file your tax extension. There is no explanation needed to file a personal tax extension, and the entire e-filing process only takes a few minutes. You can even e-file from any mobile device using - m.expressextension.com. IRS confirmation is received immediately and if it is rejected, you can correct the errors & resubmit until it has been accepted - at no additional cost.

More about IRS Form 4868:
Form 4868 is officially titled "Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return." It is used to apply for an additional 6 months to file Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR, or 1040-SS.

please note: Although you do not need to explain why you are filing a Personal Tax Extension, you are required to properly estimate your 2013 tax liability when you e-file a tax extension by the April 15th deadline. Filing Form 4868 does not extend the time for payment of taxes, it's only an extension to file your return.

When e-filing, ExpressExtension provides easy-to-follow prompts to get you through the process, no confusing tax jargon. If you do have any questions about  e-filing your tax extension, just give us a call. You can contact our US-based support team via phone: 803.514.5155  email: support@expressextension.com.

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4/14/2014

File A Tax Extension With ExpressExtension

The IRS annual tax filing deadline is Tomorrow! 

The tax deadline doesn't come at the most convenient time of year, but there is an easy solution to give you more time, e-file a tax extension. If you need more time to file your Individual Tax Return with the IRS, you can extend your filing deadline for 6 months by e-filing a personal tax extension with ExpressExtension.com

What do you file to extend the filing deadline?
To extend your filing deadline for 6 months you can e-file Form 4868 - "Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return."

E-filing with ExpressExtension is the quickest way to extend your filing deadline. There is no explanation needed to file a personal tax extension, and the entire process only takes a few minutes. The IRS confirmation is received immediately and if it is rejected (which does not happen often) you can correct the errors & resubmit until it has been accepted - at no additional cost. You can even e-file on the go using our mobile site: m.expressextension.com

Please note: Although you do not need to explain why you are filing a Personal Tax Extension, you are required to properly estimate your 2013 tax liability when you e-file a tax extension by the April 15th deadline (only if you owe tax). E-Filing Form 4868 does not extend the time for payment of taxes, it's only an extension to file your return.

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4/11/2014

What Is A Tax Extension?

Tax season doesn't come at the most convenient time of the year. If you need more time to file so you are not stressing about the deadline, you can e-file a tax extension. What is a tax extension, you ask? Well ExpressExtension has the perfect answer.

Tax Extensions
A tax extension extends the amount of time to prepare and file your tax return with the IRS. Awesome right?
You just have to remember that a tax extension only extends your time to file, so no waiting in endless lines at midnight, but it does not extend your time to pay (if you owe taxes). A great feature of tax extensions is they can be e-filed in a matter of minutes. ExpressExtensions.com provides the personal tax extension - Form 4868, that only takes a few minutes to e-file and transmit to the IRS. We even offer a mobile site: m.expressextension.com, so you can file an extension no matter where you are.


When are the e-filing deadlines?
The next upcoming deadlines are:

-April 15th - Person Tax Extension - which can be e-filed with IRS From 4868 for Individuals, 1099 Contractors, Sole Proprietors, and Single Member LLCs to extend time to file until October 15th

-May 15th - Non-Profit/Exempt Organization Tax Extension - can be e-filed with IRS form 8868 for Non-Profit & Exempt Organizations for an automatic extension of 3 months.

Who can e-file a tax extension?
Anyone can e-file a tax extension with the IRS, and you do not need to explain why. If you have any questions about e-filing a tax extension, all you have to do is call. Our US-based support team, located in Rock Hill, SC would be more than happy to help, you can contact us via phone: 803.541.5155 or email: support@expressextension.com


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4/09/2014

E-File A Personal Tax Extension By The Deadline

The deadline to file your Personal/Individual Tax Return is Tuesday, April 15. That's next week! If you still need more time, you can extend your filing deadline for 6 months by filing a personal tax extension - IRS Form 4868.

ExpressExtension.com makes tax extensions easy with their simple and secure e-filing process. ExpressExtension is an IRS Authorized E-File Provider, serving the entire country. You can e-file From 4868 in minutes and IRS confirmation is received immediately. With a streamlined design and user-friendly interface, ExpressExtension will walk you through each step of the process, and you can even file from any mobile device using our mobile site: m.expressextension.com



Here's How It Works:
  1. Create an account with ExpressExtension.com
  2. Input basic tax information into ExpressExtensions' easy-to-use program, filled with helpful windows and contextual support
  3. Follow the prompt to guide you through the e-filing process and we will check for errors along the way
  4. Transmit your tax extension to the IRS. It's that easy.
Please Note: Although you do not need to explain why you are filing a Personal Tax Extension, you are required to properly estimate your 2013 tax liability when you e-file a tax extension by the April 15th deadline. Filing Form 4868 does not extend the time for payment of taxes, it's only an extension to file you return.

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If you have any questions about filing tax extension with the IRS, contact our ExpressExtension support team via phone: 803.514.5155 email: support@expressextension.com 
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4/04/2014

How To: E-Filing Form 4868

If you need more time to file your Individual Income Tax Return, you can easily e-file an extension and receive an additional 6 months to prepare. ExpressExtension provides IRS Form 4868 which is used to extend the time you have to file.

IRS Form 4868
Officially titled "Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return," the Form 4868 is used to apply for and additional 6 months to file Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR or 1040-SS. To file a personal extension, you do not need to explain why you are asking for the extension, but you are required to properly estimate your 2013 tax liability and file Form 4868 by April 15.

Please note that you are still required to pay any tax due by the due date; the Form 4868 does not extend the time to pay.

The ExpressExtension Process to E-File Form 4868
Before you begin you want to make sure you everything you need to file. Gather the personal data the IRS requires for you to file a tax extension Form 4868: your name, address, social security number. If you're married and filing jointly, you'll need the same information for your spouse. Make sure the information you have matches what the IRS has on record. You can verify your information with them by calling 1-800-829-1040.

E-Filing Personal Tax Extension:
First you need to create your ExpressExtension account and click Create Personal Tax Extension on your account Dashboard. You'll need to estimate the total income tax payment for the filing year (only if you owe money). Try to give as accurate an estimation as possible.

Once you've got your information and estimation in hand, simply follow the directions, fill out the Form 4868 online, and we'll do the rest. Make sure to type carefully and accurately - you do not want to get rejected for typos.

What We'll Do After You E-Filed Form 4868:
First we'll check over your Form 4868, making sure it's clear of basic errors. After that, we'll submit your tax extension electronically to the IRS. We're an authorized IRS e-file provider and our site operates on a secure network, so your information is safe.

Depending on volume of forms being processed, you could hear back form the IRS in less than an hour. We'll keep you updated with any new information from the IRS via email. If your From 4868 is rejected (not many are), we'll tell you why, and we will help you sort out the problem. Then you can resubmit the form for free. Don't let that worry you though, most requests come back approved. As the final step, remember to file your Individual Income Tax Return by the extended deadline - October 15th.

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