Recent Queries

1. How can I find my estimated tax amount?

Several different factors determine your owed tax amount. You are responsible for calculating this value before completing your tax extension form. If you are unsure of your estimate, we recommend contacting your CPA or other tax professional knowledgeable about your financial records.

2. What if I cannot pay the complete balance due while filing an extension?

If you cannot pay the complete balance due amount you owe to the IRS, you can still get the extension. But make sure to pay as much as you can to limit the amount of interest you will owe. Also, you may be charged the late payment penalty on the unpaid tax from the regular due date of your return.

3. Am I able to cancel an online payment made to the IRS?

Call IRS e-file Payment Services 24/7 at 1-888-353-4537 to inquire about or cancel your payment, but please wait for 7 to 10 days after your return was accepted before calling. To know more about canceling EFW payments, refer to this link.

4. What if I am an “Out-of-the-Country” tax filer filing Form 4868?

Óut of Country filers are U.S. citizens and resident aliens living outside of the United States and Puerto Rico. They are allowed an automatic 2-month extension of time to file their tax return and pay any federal income tax that is due. The application for an extension can be filed only after the tax period ends and on or before the due date of June 15.

In order to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion and/or the foreign housing exclusion or deduction, they need the time to meet either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test. In this case, Form 2350 may be filed to request an extension of time to file the tax return.

5. Who qualifies as an “Out-of-the-Country” tax filer?

A U.S. citizen or resident alien and on the regular due date of the return:

  • Are living outside of the United States and Puerto Rico and their main place of business or post of duty is outside the United States and Puerto Rico, or
  • Are in military or naval service on duty outside the United States and Puerto Rico.

6. How do I see my previous year's submissions?

Click on the menu Form History and choose the appropriate extension form- 4868, 7004, 8868, 8809. Your previous year's returns for the extension form will be available. A link to prior year returns is also available in Dashboard.  
If the IRS has accepted the return, you can view and download the Approval Letter

7. The IRS has rejected my Extension, and the deadline is passed. How much time do I have to correct and re-transmit?

Your timeline, also called the perfection period, to correct and re-transmit a rejected extension is 5 calendar days from the date you filed the extension initially.

8. Will the tax I owe to the IRS be charged to my credit card?

No, your credit card will be charged only for the services you avail. Once we receive the filing fee, your charges will appear as "" on your credit card statement.

If you owe taxes to the IRS, choose either Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) or Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), or Money Order/Check/Debit Card as the payment method. For EFW, provide your bank details and a date when the amount may be debited.  For EFTPS,  it's your responsibility to log in to the EFTPS website and schedule your payment.

9. I leave mid-way while filling the form. Will my information be saved?

Yes, all your data is saved in our Comodo HackerSafe certified encrypted site protected by 1286H SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). To continue filing, click on the 'Continue where you left off' button against the return on your dashboard.

10. How much time do I have left to file my extension?

We record the exact date and time (as per taxpayer's timezone) you transmit the extension as Electronic Postmark. The IRS accepts the extension request if the electronic postmark is on or before the deadline and treats it as a timely filed extension.  
If the electronic postmark is dated after the deadline, the actual date of receipt by the IRS of the electronic return will be considered the filing date for that return.

11. Can ExpressExtension guarantee the acceptance of my extension?

Yes. With ExpressGuarantee, ExpressExtension guarantees the acceptance of your Form 7004 & Form 4868 filed with us. If the IRS rejects your filed form because the IRS already approved an extension for the same EIN or SSN, we will refund the filing fee.

12. I filed my extension just before the due date cut-off. Will my extension be accepted?

Based on the time Zone you provide to us, we record the exact date and time you transmit the extension, also known as Electronic Postmark. The IRS compares the Electronic Postmark with the filing deadline and determines if the extension was filed on time or not. 

13. Are there any discounts available for tax professionals?

Yes, based on the number of extensions you file, you can get a discount on pricing using our prepaid credits. Opting for prepaid credits, you can also avoid filling in your credit card details each time you file an extension for your client's businesses. To know how to purchase prepaid credits in ExpressExtension, click here.

14. I have transmitted my return. What's Next?

The IRS will review your extension and you will be notified whether it is accepted or rejected. 

Meanwhile, if you’ve chosen the EFTPS payment method, you are responsible to visit the EFTPS website to make an IRS payment before the due date. 

15. Can I pay the taxes I owe to the IRS while filing my personal tax extension in ExpressExtension?

Yes, if you owe taxes to the IRS, you can pay either using Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) by providing your bank (checking/saving) account information or you can also send your check/money order to the IRS mailing address based on your location. To use the appropriate address, click here.

16. I chose the check option on the personal tax extension for paying my tax dues. What do I do next?

You need to download and print a copy of your filed 4868 form. After you print, follow the steps below:

  • Enclose the copy of your printed form 4868 with the check/money order.
  • Write your Social Security Number (SSN), daytime phone number, and ‘2021 Form 4868’ on your check or money order.
  • Do NOT staple or attach your payment to Form 4868, the IRS will not accept it.
  • Mail your check or money order with a copy of your Form 4868 to the IRS based on your location. Do Not Send Cash. 


17. I do not have an SSN to file form 4868. What should I do?

If you are a U.S. resident and do not have an SSN, you need to create one to file form 4868. If you are a non-U.S. citizen who doesn't qualify for an SSN, you can use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to file your extension. For more specific instructions click here.

18. What is Express Guarantee?

ExpressExtension is an industry-leading IRS authorized e-file provider of IRS tax extensions. With over a decade of experience in the IRS tax e-filing industry, we are proud to offer our clients an Express Guarantee to tax extension forms 4868 and 7004. This means that all clients who file a duplicate Form 4868 or 7004 and receive an IRS rejection citing a code [R0000-902-01] or [F7004-011-03] will be refunded automatically. Please note, the express guarantee is not applicable for Tax Professionals and prepaid credits.


19. Is there any condition to get a refund through Express Guarantee?

Yes, you will get a refund automatically through Express Guarantee if the IRS rejects your form 7004 or 4868 as a duplicate filing with error code [F7004-011-03] or [R0000-902-01].  If your extension is rejected for any other reason, you may fix the error and re-transmit the extension to the IRS at no additional cost.

20. What extension form does a single-member LLC file?

For Federal tax purposes, the Single-member LLCs are taxed as a sole proprietorship and must request an extension using Form 4868.

21. How much will it cost to e-file the extension form through ExpressExtension?

At ExpressExtension, you can file an extension starting at $2 per form. However, pricing differs based on the number of forms you file and the extension form you choose. In addition to the federal extension, we also now support State Extension for Businesses of all types Including certain Corporations, Multi-Member LLCs, Estates, Trusts, and More.

Furthermore, we offer Extension Package pricing and volume-based discount pricing. The more the number of forms you file, the less is the price. To know the price for filing extension forms, such as 7004, 4868, 8868, and 8809, click here

If you want to avail of discounted pricing for bulk filings, please contact our support team at 803.514.5155 Or, write to us at [email protected]

22. How do I check the IRS payment status of my extension filed through ExpressExtension?

If you owe tax due, you will see the following payment options in ExpressExtension to make your payment to the IRS. 

  • Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Check/Money Order

If you’ve chosen to pay your tax due using the EFW payment method,  your tax will be automatically debited from your account on the requested date by the IRS. You can check your bank statement to verify whether the amount has been deducted from your account. If it's been at least two weeks from the requested date and your payment withdrawal does not occur on the expected date, we recommend calling the IRS's toll-free number at 800-829-1040. 

In the case of other payment types, you are responsible for making your IRS payment in time to avoid penalties. 

For more information on the payments, click here.

23. Do you support Filing an Individual State Income Tax Extension?

We do NOT currently support filing individual state income tax extensions. However, our team is working hard to enable this service for you. We'll give you a heads up once the changes are made in our application and ready for your use.

In between, if you are looking to request an extension on your federal return, file federal extension Form 4868 on the regular due date of your return. This provides a six-month extension to file your federal return. 

To know how to e-file Form 4868 with Expressextension, click here.

24. I have chosen the debit/credit card option for paying my tax due. How should I proceed?

If you've decided to make your IRS payment with a credit/debit card, follow these steps.

Now, follow the steps to either pay by phone or online using one of the IRS-approved third-party service providers.

Once the payment is made, you will receive a confirmation number and a digital time stamp on your payment receipt.

25. When is the due date to file Form 8868?

The due date to file Form 8868 varies based on the organization’s tax year and the tax returns for which you are requesting an extension.

For the tax returns except for 990-T and 1041 A,  the due date to file form 8868 is the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's fiscal tax year ends. The deadline for taxpayers who follow the calendar tax year is May 16th.

Whereas for tax returns such as 990-T and 1041 A, the due date to file IRS Form 8868 is the 15th day of the 4th month after the organization's fiscal tax year ends. For calendar year taxpayers, the due date to file Form 8868 is April 18th.

To learn more about the due dates to file tax extension forms, click here.

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