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3/31/2015

How To E-file Form 4868 | Personal Tax Extension

Do you really know how easy it is to e-file a tax extension with the IRS? I can go ahead and tell you it's pretty simple and the benefits of extending your deadline are amazing; especially the fact your deadline is extended 6 months. It's a little crazy to think that one single IRS form can do such an amazing thing, but it's real and very easy to e-file with ExpressExtension.com.

What You Need To Know About Form 4868
Officially titled "Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return," Form 4868 is used to apply for an 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 15th.

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

How To E-file Form 4868 with ExpressExtension.com
Before you begin you want to make sure you have everything you need to file. The information you will need to enter includes: your name, address, social security number and tax liability (if any). If you are married and filing jointly, you will need to enter the same information for your spouse. I am going to predict that you will have already created an account with ExpressExtension and these are the steps to follow after:


Step 1 - Choose Your Extension
ExpressExtension actually provides three different types of extensions, so to get started select the form you wish to e-file.

Step 2 - Enter Required Information
Simply enter the required information in the specified boxes. There are helpful prompts available for each section if you have any questions about the information being requested.

Step 3 - Diagnostic Check
Our system will run a quick diagnostic check to make sure your return is clear of basic errors.

Step 4 - Review
Before you pay the low filing fee and transmit your return to the IRS, review your return to make sure there is no misspellings or incorrect information.

Step 5 - Pay and Transmit
After you enter your payment information the last step is to click Transmit and your return is off to the IRS.

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 form the IRS via email. If your Form 4868 is rejected for any reason ( it's very rare) you will receive instant notification from us and be able to make corrections and re-transmit at no cost.

E-file Form 4868 From Any Location with the Express4868 App

As if e-filing Form 4868 couldn't get any easier, ExpressExtension released the Express4868 App so you can file your extension no matter where you are. The app is free to download and is available on App Store and Google Play.

If you have any questions about e-filing Form 4868 with ExpressExtension, contact the ExpressExtension Support Team via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: support@expressextension.com.



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3/26/2015

Reasons to File Personal Tax Extension Form 4868

If you are entertaining the idea of filing a personal tax extension with ExpressExtension.com, then you have came to the right blog. There are three main reasons for e-filing tax extension Form 4868 that may persuade you, and then there are...other reasons. Sounds a little mysterious don't it? Guess you will have to keep reading to find out.

Top 3 Reasons to File Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 with ExpressExtension.com

1. If You Have Missing or Inaccurate Information
Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 can provide you the extra time to file if you haven't received your return yet, and aren't sure that you will have it by the April 15th deadline. It's not completely uncommon for information returns to arrive a little later than expected. Another common occurrence that improved with a tax extension is to receive your return with inaccurate information and you have to start the process of correcting it.

2. Schedules and Bad Timing
If you put off filing your personal tax return until the last minute, chances are you won't be able to complete your return on time. And when you are stressed out because you are rushing yourself it is really easy to make mistakes on your return. You definitely don't want to make mistakes on your return; oh, the horror of IRS penalties.

Sometimes a major life even happens and you know you won't be able to complete your return by the deadline. A tax extension will instantly relieve your filing stress and allow you to focus on more important things that demand your attention.

3. Traveling
If you will be out of town or out of the country during tax season, filing a tax extension will leave you with one less thing to worry about. You don't even need your tax return to e-file Form 4868 with ExpressExtension and to make e-filing from any location even easier, download the Express4868 App - available on App Store and Google Play.

The Other Reasons
I love to have a bit of fun with tax blogs and show that tax-humor can exist in more than Calc-U-Later jokes (I still love that scene in Parks & Rec). Your reasoning to e-file a personal tax extension doesn't have to fit into the ones listed above. Honestly, it can be whatever reason because you are not required to explain why you need a tax extension when filling out a return. Some off-wall-reasons could be:

- It's March Madness and if my team doesn't take it in the finals I will most definitely be too depressed to do much of anything until May.
- You misplaced your return in that stack of important documents you have been collecting for the past few months.
- You need to protect your Ultimate Procrastinator title.
- Because your accountant said to
- You asked your parents to help you file your taxes and they gave up as soon as you pulled out the receipts.
- An audit put you on the path of revenge and your evil plot is to file 6 months later...muahahaha
- April is the only month you could take a vacation and you won't let tax deadlines ruin your happiness.
- It's your birthday - Happy Birthday!!
- You used the money you were going to pay your accountant to book a beach trip, and you got a killer discount!
- If you have ever said this phrase - See, what had happened was...
- And the classic reason - your dog ate your tax return.
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3/24/2015

ExpressExtension E-Filing Apps: Express4868

No one should be confined to a computer to e-file Form 4868 to extend their April 15th deadline. Experience the freedom of e-filing your personal tax extension from any location with the ExpressExtension E-filing App - Express4868.

Express4868 App on your Tablet or iPad
When you need more time to e-file your personal tax return, the Express4868 App is available on App Store and Google Play

You can quickly e-file and transmit Form 4868 to the IRS and have your April 15th deadline automatically extended for 6 months. The Express4868 App is perfect for CPAs who don't want to deal with the hassle of downloading and printing forms and having to keep up with all that paperwork. Every form you start is saved in your ExpressExtension account and after e-filing you can view, download, and e-mail forms to clients.

Steps to E-filing with the Express4868 App


The entire e-filing process through the Express4868 App consists of only 4 steps:

Step 1 - Enter your personal information including: your name, address, and social security number.

Step 2 - Choose the tax year (calendar or fiscal)

Step 3 - Enjoy the ease of e-filing while our system runs a quick audit check to make sure all the                       required information has been entered.

Step 4 - Transmit your form to the IRS.

As soon as your Form 4868 is accepted by the IRS, we will send you instant notification via email. If your return is rejected for any reason, you will be notified via email and be able to make any needed corrections and retransmit to the IRS at no cost.

More About Form 4868
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.

Questions About E-filing Form 4868
If you have any questions about e-filing Form 4868 with ExpressExtension, don't hesitate to contact the ExpressExtension Support Team via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: support@expressextension.com

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3/19/2015

Extend Your April Tax Deadline for 6 Months with a Tax Extension

The month of April is not only known for its showers, but for a major tax deadline. April 15th is the deadline to file your personal income taxes with the IRS. The timing of this deadline isn't always ideal, so why stress about it when you can simply e-file Form 4868 with ExpressExtension.com and automatically extend your deadline for 6 months.

Form 4868 - Personal Tax Extension
Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, can be e-filed for an additional 6 months to file Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR or 1040-SS.

When e-filing a tax extension it is not required for you to provide any reason for requesting an extension. You simply enter in the required information and transmit to the IRS. As soon as the return is accepted by the IRS, you will have an additional 6 months to file your personal tax income return.

Important: You are still required to pay any tax due by the due date. Form 4868 does not extend your time to pay.

What You Need
To e-file Form 4868 with ExpressExtension, you will first need to create an account. Once your account is created you can get started e-filing right away. The information required to enter on your personal tax extension are your name, address, and social security number. If you are married and file jointly, you will need the same information for your spouse.



Have Questions?
If you have any questions about e-filing Form 4868 to extend your personal tax deadline, contact the ExpressExtension Support Team. We are located in Rock Hill, SC and can be reached via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: support@expressextension.com

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3/16/2015

Business Tax Extension Deadline Is Today!

The deadline to file your business income tax return is today and if you need more time to file, it's not too late to e-file an extension with ExpressExtension.com. IRS deadlines have a bad habit of sneaking up on you and if you miss them you can incur hefty IRS penalties. ExpressExtension is your one-stop e-filing solution for IRS tax extensions. E-filing an extension for your business tax return is quick and easy...

Business Tax Extension Form 7004
ExpressExtension supports e-filing of IRS Form 7004. This form can automatically extend your filing deadline for up to 5 or 6 months; depending on your business type. It is not complicated to fill out and really only requires a few business details to complete. Form 7004 can be e-filed by Multi-Member LLCs, C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships, Trusts, and Estates. 

  • Do take notice that e-filing Form 7004 will not extend the time you have to pay any taxes due. It is only an extension of time to file your business tax return. 
E-filing Options
If you need to e-file Form 7004, ExpressExtension has a few e-filing options so you can e-file from any location. You can always log into your ExpressExtension account on a computer, or you can use the Express7004 E-filing App! The Express7004 E-filing App is available on App Store and Google Play.


What You Need To E-file Form 7004
The entire e-filing process takes less than 10 minutes if you have all the information ready to enter. What you need is your business information - business name, address, and EIN/Tax-ID. You will also need an estimation of your tax liability, if any. It will also help if you decide your payment method beforehand. For more information on the payment methods we offer, check out #5 in my previous blog - The Final Countdown: Top 5 Reasons to E-file Form 7004 with ExpressExtension.

Have Questions?
If you have any questions about e-filing your Form 7004 with ExpressExtension, do not hesitate to contact the ExpressExtension Support Team. We are located in beautiful Rock Hill, SC and can be reached via phone: 803-514-5155 and email: support@expressextension.com


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3/13/2015

The Final Countdown: Top 5 Reasons to E-file Form 7004 with ExpressExtension

ExpressExtension.com is the top e-file provider of Business Tax Extension Form 7004, Personal Tax Extension Form 4868, and Tax Exempt Extension Form 8868. Form 7004 can be e-filed to extend your business tax deadline 5 to 6 months; depending on your business type. Here are the top 5 reasons to e-file Form 7004 with ExpressExtension.com

1. E-filing with ExpressExtension Takes 10 Minutes or Less!
Once you have created your account with ExpressExtension, the e-filing part is super quick. You will choose the form you want to file and enter the required information, then transmit to the IRS. The required information you need to enter is your business information, EIN/Tax ID, and an estimation of taxes due (if any).

2. Pricing Starts at Just $14.95 For A Single 
E-filing your Form 7004 with ExpressExtension will only cost $14.95 for a single return. We do provide packages for filing multiple returns and we have special discounts for CPAs.

3. E-File Any Where With Our Apps
The ExpressExtension e-filing apps are the most convenient way to e-file your extensions. We provide the following e-filing apps:

Express7004 App available on App Store and Google Play

Express4868 App to e-file your personal tax extension from any locations. Available on App Store and Google Play

4. We're An IRS Certified E-file Provider
We have worked closely with the IRS to create the most secure e-filing program available. Our site is encrypted, McAfee secure certified, and protected by 1286H (Secure Sockets Layer). Your contact information is never shared with anyone else other than the IRS.

5. Select From Three Convenient Payment Methods
When e-filing with ExpressExtension, you have three options for paying the e-filing fee. Do note that the IRS does not accept debit or credit cards.

  • Direct Debit or Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) - this option is the most popular. You simply enter your band details like your routing number and account number.
  • EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) - if you have already set up an EFTPS account with the IRS, this option is super convenient. To learn more about setting up an EFTPS account, visit eftps.gov
  • Check or Money Order - this is a classic payment options. If you don't want to enter your banking information you can pay via check or money order. You will make your check or money order payable to the "United States Treasury." Include your social security number, daytime phone number, and Form Name on your check/money order. If you e-file your Form and mail a check or money order to the IRS for payment, use a completed paper Form as a voucher. For more information on where to send your check/money order, visit our IRS Payment Page
If you have any questions about e-filing your Form 7004 with ExpressExtension, don't hesitate to contact the ExpressExtension Support Team via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: support@expressextension.com

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3/12/2015

Top 5 ExpressExtension Blogs

Don't worry about going over to that search bar. I have the top 5 blogs published by ExpressExtension all together to create one ultra-amazing PentaBlog (a blog with five blogs ;). Find out everything you need to know about Business Tax Extension Form 7004 and how to e-file with ExpressExtension.com

1. Form 7004 Late Filing Penalties
In this blog, I went over the difference between failure to file and failure to pay penalties; very important information.

2. Tax Humor: Reasons To File A Tax Extension
This little gem came about on a lovely afternoon when I couldn't think of anything to write. A conversation was being had nearby and I just so happen to hear someone ask, "Why do people file tax extensions?" That question was the inspiration for this fun blog filled with perfect reasons why people file tax extensions that is sure to put a smile on your face.

3. Be Prepared To File Your Taxes with the Top 10 Tips From AICPA
I got to exercise my inner researcher and find out the top tips from the AICPA. When taxes stress you out, these tips are great to keep you calm and prepare you for the season.

4. Tips To Help You Prepare For Tax Time
You can never have enough tips for tax time. These tax tips are a little bit different from the ones provided in Be Prepared To File Your Taxes with the Top 10 Tips From AICPA. You will learn tips on tracking payments to contractors, keeping accurate records, and so much more.

5. Now File Form 7004 on Your Tablet or iPad
E-filing your Business Tax Extension Form 7004 through an app is the really the best way to do it. It's quick, simple, and you can e-file from anywhere. Why can't all tax filing be this easy?  Learn the 4 easy steps to e-filing Form 7004 through the Express7004 App.

If you still need more information about e-filing your Form 7004 Business Tax Extension by the March 16th deadline, don't hesitate to contact the ExpressExtension Support Team. They are located in beautiful Rock Hill, SC and can be reached via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: support@expressextension.com.
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3/10/2015

Top 10 Questions About Business Tax Extensions

I love a classic Top Ten Questions Blog; especially if it's about tax extensions. The Business Tax Extension deadline is Monday, March 16th. If you're still on the fence about whether or not you should file a tax extension, maybe answering these questions will be your final deciding factor.

1. Do I need to file a tax return if my corporation is inactive?
 The simple answer is - yes. Unless you are exempt under section 501, you must file an income tax return whether you have taxable income or not. This includes corporations in bankruptcy.

2. What information do I need to file a tax extension?
 You will need your EIN/Federal ID number, your business information, your contact information, and the estimated tax amount due.

3. Do I have to provide a reason for requesting an extension of time to file my business taxes?
You do not have to provide a reason for why you are requesting an extension.

4. Which form do I use to file a tax extension?
 The form you file will depend on the type of extension you need. ExpressExtension provides three different types of extension forms: Form 7004 Business Tax Extension, Form 4868 Personal Tax Extension, and Form 8868 Exempt Organization Extension Form.

5. Does the federal extension application count for my state as well?
 State extensions vary by state. Some are included automatically, some aren't needed, and others must be filed with the state specifically.

6. How do I file an extension for my state return?
  ExpressExtension currently provides extensions for 5 states: Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Michigan, and South Carolina. You can find filing information for each state on our State Tax Extension page.

7. If I file an extension for my business tax return, must I also extend my personal return?
  No, you don't have to, but if you know you will need more time to file your business tax return, you might need more time to file your personal return too.

8. My tax extension application was rejected! What do I do?
 If you e-filed your extension with ExpressExtension, you can easily make any needed corrections and re-transmit your return to the IRS.

9. How long will my deadline be extended if I e-file a business tax extension?
 Once your Form 7004 is accepted by the IRS, your deadline will be automatically extended 5 to 6 months depending on your business type.

10. When will I know if the IRS accepts my tax extension?
  Once you have e-filed your return through ExpressExtension and it has been transmitted to the IRS, you will receive an email notification as soon as it is accepted. It doesn't take long at all if filed during the business week.

If you have questions about tax extensions, don't hesitate to give the ExpressExtension Support to a call at 803-514-5155 or send them an email at support@expressextension.com

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3/04/2015

Form 7004: It's Time To File Business Tax Returns

E-filing Business Tax Extension Form 7004 will not only provide you with an additional 5 or 6 months to file your business tax returns, but it will also free you from being stressed and rushed to get everything filed by the March 16th deadline. ExpressExtension.com is the premier e-filing provider of tax extensions and is an IRS Authorized E-File Provider.

E-filing with ExpressExtension is super simple and will only take a few moments of your time. The entire e-filing process is streamlined to take you from start to finish in as little steps as possible and you don't have to deal with all that paper or IRS offices. All you need to e-file with ExpressExtension is to create an account, choose the form you want to e-file, and enter your business information with estimated tax liability (if any).

You can check out even more information about ExpressExtension's user friendly e-filing of Business Tax Extension Form 7004 on our latest Press Release -


If you have any questions about e-filing tax extensions, contact the experts at ExpressExtension. Our customer service is amazing and there isn't a question our team can't answer. You can contact the ExpressExtension Support Team, located in Rock Hill SC, via phone: 803-514-5055 or email: support@expressextension.com
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3/03/2015

Tax Extensions: What They Are & When They Are Due

Do you feel that IRS tax deadlines always fall at the worst possible time? Well you don't have to get stressed out about it; actually you can remain stress free for the entire tax season. It's true, all you need to do is file an IRS Tax Extension and extend your tax deadline.

What is a Tax Extension?
A tax extension extends the amount of time to prepare and file your tax return with the IRS. Now, although a tax extension extends the time you have to file your return, it does not extend the time you have to pay any taxes owed. When e-filing a tax extension, you do not need to provide any explanation to why you are requesting an extension. 

The easiest and most convenient way to e-file your tax extension is through ExpressExtension.com. ExpressExtension.com provides e-filing for business, personal, and nonprofit tax extensions. It only takes a few moments to complete and transmit a return, and you never have to deal with all those paper tax forms again. 


When are the Deadlines?

March 16th
Business Tax Extension - IRS Form 7004 can be e-filed to automatically extend you business tax return deadline 5 to 6 months. This extension can  be used by Multi-Member LLCs, C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships, Trusts, and Estates.

April 15th
Personal Tax Extension - IRS Form 4868 can be e-filed for an additional 6 months to file IRS Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR, and 1040-SS.

May 15th
Nonprofit/Exempt Organization Extension - IRS Form 8868 can be e-filed for an automatic 3 month extension to file nonprofit tax returns. 

Anyone can e-file a tax extension with the IRS. ExpressExtension provides everything you need to e-file for you extensions and an amazing customer support team. If you have any questions about e-filing your tax extension, contact the ExpressExtension Support Team via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: support@expressextension.com

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