Recent Queries

1. How can I find my estimated tax amount for business/personal tax returns?

For corporations, estimated taxes can be calculated using the Worksheet: Form 1120-W. For sole proprietors and individuals, the estimated taxes can be calculated using the Worksheet: Form 1040-ES
Typically, you can also calculate the estimated taxes based on the following aspects.

  • Previous Year's Tax Liability: If the income and expenses of you or your business remain the same all the years, use the previous year's tax liability as a basis for estimating the current year's tax liability.
  • Current Year's Income and Expenses: You can use the current year's income and expenses to determine your expected taxable income.
  • Tax Law Changes: While calculating estimated taxes, it's important to consider any recent changes in tax laws that might affect the tax liability. This includes changes in tax rates, deductions, credits, and more.
  • Tax Credits and Deductions: Make sure to include any tax credits and deductions that you are eligible for when estimating your business/personal tax liability. For example: Depreciation, and credits for research and development, renewable energy, etc.

2. Would IRS accept my extension?

If you e-file an extension by the deadline with all the correct information, your Form will be approved by the IRS. However, the e-filing extension will not extend the deadline for paying any taxes due to the IRS.

3. Will I receive any proof of reference when the IRS accepts my extension?

Upon acceptance of your extension by the IRS, you will receive an email with the acceptance letter. This letter will have the Submission ID and the electronic postmark on when your extension was transmitted.

4. 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.

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

Yes, you can!

You can call IRS e-file Payment Services 24/7 at 1-888-353-4537 to cancel your payment. However, you must wait for 7 to 10 days after your return is accepted before calling. To learn more about canceling EFW payments, click here.

6. 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.

7. 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.

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

You can only view the previous year's submissions if you have already filed an extension with us.

To see the previous year's submissions, follow the step below:

  • Sign in to your account 
  • On the dashboard, click Form History and choose the appropriate extension form (4868, 7004, 8868, or 8809) from the drop-down menu.

You can now view and download the selected extension form from the Action column for current and previous years.



9. 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 which, is the 5 calendar days given by the IRS  to perfect (or correct) and retransmit a rejected extension. Furthermore, the duration will never be extended despite weekends, holidays, or the end-of-the-year cutoff.

Also note: Typically, the perfection period begins when an extension is transmitted timely.

10. 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 of. Once we receive the filing fee, your charges will appear as "" on your credit card statement.

To pay your taxes owed to the IRS, you have several options, including Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW), Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), Check/Money Order, or Credit/Debit Card. If you choose EFW, you will need to provide your bank information during the filing flow for the IRS to withdraw your tax amount. For the other payment methods, it is your responsibility to ensure that the tax is paid before the deadline to avoid penalties.

11. 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.

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

We record the exact date and time (as per the 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.  

13. 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.

14. 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. 

If the electronic postmark is on or before the filing deadline and the provided information on the extension is accurate, the IRS will approve your extension and consider it as timely filed. However, if the electronic postmark is dated after the extended filing deadline, there is a possibility of the IRS rejecting it for late filing.

15. 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 learn how to purchase prepaid credits in ExpressExtension, click here.

16. I have transmitted my extension form. What's Next?

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

Meanwhile, if you have opted for EFTPS, credit/debit card, or check/money order as your tax payment method, ensure that you pay prior to the filing deadline to avoid incurring penalties from the IRS.

17. 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 have the option of making your payment through any of the following methods while filing for a personal tax extension in ExpressExtension: Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW), Check/Money Order, or Debit/Credit Card.

1. Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW): To pay tax dues through EFW, you have to provide your checking or savings account information for the IRS to withdraw money from your account. The application defaults the Payment Request Date i.e., the withdrawal date to the actual date when the IRS receives your extension. For instance, if you file your extension on March 13, then the payment request date is on the same date.  

2. Check/Money Order: Once you transmit your extension, make sure that your check is payable to the "United States Treasury." The mailing address depends on the place where you live. You can find out the mailing address for your location on this page. 

3. Debit/Credit Card: To make payment through a Debit/Credit card, click here.

18. 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 personal tax extension 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 ‘(tax year) 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 "United States Treasury" based on your location.


19. 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 have and isn’t eligible to get an SSN, you can use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to file your extension. If you don’t have an ITIN, you must file your 4868 on paper and enter “ITIN TO BE REQUESTED”."For more specific instructions, click here.

20. 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, prepaid credits, and package pricing. 


21. 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.

Please note that the Express Guarantee does not apply to packages that include both Form 4868 and Form 7004. If you have chosen a package pricing option and e-filed both forms, and one of the forms is rejected as duplicate filing, you will not be eligible to receive a partial refund under the Express Guarantee refund policy.

22. 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 file Form 4868which will extend both your personal and business tax filing deadline. This is because your type of LLC (limited liability company) is considered a "pass-through entity" for income tax purposes, meaning that your business tax return is included as part of your Form 1040 personal return (on Schedule C).

23. 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 extensions 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].

24. 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.

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

Yes. At ExpressExtension, we currently support paper filing individual tax extensions for the following states. However, you can access the information of other states as well.

  • Arizona
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

For step-by-step instructions on how to file a personal tax extension for states, click here

26. 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.

27. Is the ExpressExtension site legit to file extension forms?

Yes. ExpressExtension is one of the IRS-authorized Modernized e-File Providers, and you can ensure that the Expressextension site is legit for e-filing extension forms from here

28. How do I pay for your services?

Your account in ExpressExtension is absolutely free. You only pay the filing fee when you are ready to transmit the extension form. 

There are a couple of ways to pay for our services. 

  • Pay for the services opted for by you using your credit card.
  • Using prepaid credits, which you can use for federal/State extension form filing.

There are two ways to obtain credits for paying the services you have chosen on Expressextension: you can either purchase them directly from your Expressextension account or contact our support team at 803.514.5155 to buy prepaid credits.

29. I need to e-file an extension to the federal and state at the same time. Is it possible?

We are sorry to inform you that ExpressExtension currently provides e-filing services for federal tax extensions and does not support state tax extension e-filing. However, if your state permits the paper filing, you may still fill out your state extension form, print it, and mail it to the respective state agency.

Note: There are many states that automatically grant you a state extension when your federal extension is approved. To learn more about the state-specific filing requirements, click here.

30. I just signed up and came across PTIN. What is that?

PTIN is short for Preparer Tax Identification Number. It is an eight-digit number preceded by the letter “P” issued by the IRS to paid tax return preparers who prepare tax returns on behalf of taxpayers. So, if you’re a tax return preparer or tax professional, you must have a PTIN in order to prepare and file tax forms on behalf of taxpayers.

Things to be remembered:

  • You should be above 18 years of age to get PTIN.
  • One PTIN cannot be used by multiple individuals.

If you would like to apply for a PTIN, click here.

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