Back in the “olden” days of tax filings, it was all done on paper and there was no other option to transmit your return to the IRS. I’m a bit of a tree-hugger and paper filing just seem extremely harmful to the environment. It took a while for technology to catch up to tax filings and not that it has there are many different electronic options to file your tax returns. And the IRS actually prefers electronic filing and requires it when filing 250 or more returns. Now, eventhough e-filing is quick and simple, you still might need more time to file your Individual Tax Return that is due April 15th. Let’s talk about how you can extend your deadline…
IRS Form 4868
ExpressExtension.com supports e-filing of tax extensions for different IRS tax returns. One of the most popular extensions filed through ExpressExtension.com is IRS Form 4868. The form is titled “Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return,” and is used to apply for an automatic 6 month extension to file your return. When e-filing, you do not need to provide a reason for requesting an extension and you only need to enter basic information, including your name, address, and social security number.
ExpressExtension.com provides a few different options to transmit your form because not everyone will have access to a computer. People are busy so we wanted to develop an app to make e-filing Form 4868 more convenient. The Express4868 App is free to download on App Store and Google Play and can be used on any mobile device. The app is very easy to use and it only takes a few minutes to complete and transmit your return.
Other than ease and convenience, advantages include:
User friendly interface with guided prompts
Diagnostic check to make sure required information is not missing
Tax professional discounts for CPAs
Instant notification of IRS acceptance
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