IRS Rejection? Have You Heard of the Perfection Period?

Think of the perfection period as a grace period in which you can correct your extension form.
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Congratulations, you filed your extension on time with the IRS…however your form has been rejected. Don’t panic, this doesn’t mean that you have lost your chance at an extension. This is where the perfection period comes in. 

What is the perfection period?

Think of the perfection period as a grace period. This is the 10-day window from the time of the form’s original deadline, in which the IRS allows you to make corrections to your rejected tax return and re-transmit it. 

It is important to understand that this period of time is not an extension of time to file. 

For example, you can’t file a tax return 5 days late and claim that it is on time because of the perfection period. That won’t fly with the IRS, late is late. 

How does the perfection period apply to IRS Tax Extensions?

For those of you who filed your extension Form 7004, 4868, or 8868 yesterday and received an IRS rejection, you’re in luck. The perfection period for tax extensions is 5 business days, the IRS provides you with this time to fix the errors that caused your rejection. 

Why was my extension form rejected? 

So, you have time to fix your extension form and retransmit it, that’s great news! Now you must figure out your error, this may seem daunting. However, you have been provided with an error code that indicates the source of your mistake.

ExpressExtension is here to provide you with the resources that you need to correct your extension form and resolve any errors. 

You can find a wealth of information on all things extension-related in our knowledge base and blog

If you feel that talking to an expert is your best solution, no worries. Our support team is standing by to assist you with any question that you encounter throughout your e-filing process! We are available to assist you in the way you find most convenient, via email, phone or even live chat. 

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