Automatic Extension

When E-Filing a Tax Extension online with the IRS using Form 7004, 4868, or 8868 you can receive an Automatic Extension of time to File your Federal Tax return.  The ability to know that your Tax Extension has been accepted is an exclusive benefit of E-Filing your Tax Extension Form online.  If you elect to file by paper, the IRS does not send any confirmation to let you know that your Extension has been accepted.

When using to E-File your tax extension, you will automatically be notified by email the moment your Tax Extension has been accepted by the IRS.  We even offer additional services such as text message or fax notifications to notify you when the IRS has processed your Extension.  

A Tax Extension will automatically extend your Filing Deadline by up to 6 months depending on the particular form you need to file.  

  • IRS Form 7004: Extends the Tax Filing Deadline by 5-6 Months depending on the specific type of business that is filing.  This can be used by Multi-Member LLC’s C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships, Trusts, & Estates.  The Traditional deadline to file this form was March 15.
  • IRS Form 4868: Extends the Tax Filing Deadline by 6 months for Personal Tax Returns.  This Form can be used by Individuals, Families, 1099 Contractors, Sole Proprietorships, & Single Member LLCs.  The deadline for this form is April 15.
  • IRS Form 8868:  This Form provides an Automatic 3 Month Extension for Non-Profit or Exempt Organizations.  This form can be filed by May 15th and it can be filed a 2nd time for a Non-Automatic additional 3 month extension if more time is needed.

Note: An IRS Tax Extension extends the amount of time to File a Tax Return.  It does not extend the amount of time to Pay any Taxes Due.  The IRS will still expect the tax payment on the traditional deadline.  However, the IRS Penalties for a Failure to Pay are significantly lower than the penalties for a Failure to File.  So, if you are short on cash, it is better to pay what you can & file the Tax Extension before the deadline.

With ExpressExtension, you can E-File these forms within minutes.  If you have any questions about filing Tax Extensions, you can call or chat online with the Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 803-514-5155 during our regular business hours of 8am – 6pm EST, Monday through Friday or email us at [email protected].  We have Spanish Support too!

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