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No Time To File Tax Return? File For a Tax Extension!!

Every year brings new tax season and along with it great stress and anxiety among tax payers. Why? Because tax season means collecting tax papers, doing complex calculations, contacting IRS and etc. Result? Stress, time consumption and more stress. Did you know that during the tax season, most of the people lose on their sleep and hence suffer health consequences?

If you are going through the same situation then I say stop NOW. Your health and peace of mind is more important. Keep your papers aside, stop all your calculations and relax. You don’t have to stress over your taxes because you have the option to get your tax return due dates extended by 6months. Yes, you heard it. You have till October 15th to file your tax return. Wondering how is this possible? Simple, get hold of tax extension form and file it with the IRS.

There are 2 types of tax extension forms.

Personal tax extension Form 4868 : This form is used by individuals, single member LLCs, sole proprietors, 1099 filers and etc to get an automatic 6 month extension on their tax filing due dates. Efile form 4868 and say goodbye to your April 17th tax return deadline.

Business tax extension Form 7004: This form is used by corporations, multi member LLCs, partnership firms and etc to file their business tax returns on a later date. If you think that you won’t be able to collect all the tax papers to file your return by the due date, go for IRS tax extension. Refer to the tax extension deadlines for 2012 for further details.

NOTE: Many people believe that filing tax extension will give them more time to pay their taxes. However, that is NOT true. Getting a 6 months extension to file your tax returndoes not allow you more time to pay your taxes. If you think you owe IRS taxes, make sure you pay them along with your tax extension form 4868 or form7004

There are 2 ways to file for tax extension: Paper filing and Electronic filing.

Many years back, paper filing was the only option to file tax returns and extension but due to its complexities and disadvantages, IRS introduced the efile option which is highly recommended worldwide. Want to find out how?

If you opt for paper file method for tax extension filing, you would first have to download the form, fill in the form (search Google for tax extension instructions). Do complex calculations to find out tax amount due to IRS, post the tax extension form back to IRS along with your tax amount cheque and even if your tax extension is approved, you won’t get any acknowledgement from IRS.

Imagine the complexities paper filing carries with it, along with huge costs and time consumption. Besides that paper file depletes our environment. Every year thousands of trees are sacrificed so that more and more paper can be produced. But if you stop paper filing, it would be a boon for the environment.

Electronic filing, on the other hand is super quickeasy and secure. Moreover, if you efile tax extension, then IRS will also provide you acknowledgment via email within few days. Efile is fast, saves time and is cost effective with extensiontax.com

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Why Filing An Extension Is Important?

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Imagine opening a letter from the IRS assessing you a huge penalty because they claim you did not file your extension on time!  There are several individuals who face this exact problem.  The irritating part is that an extension request is an arguably meaningless filing since it is automatically granted if requested. But, the IRS takes it very serious.

So with April 17th fast approaching (taxes are not due on the 15th due to the federal observation of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act by Abraham Lincoln in 1862), how can you protect yourself?  If you are filing your own extension for your personal tax returns with the IRS use Form 4868.  Be sure to get some kind of proof of delivery and make a copy of theextension.  Even with delivery confirmation it is difficult to prove what you sent.  The best way is to e-file the extension through Extensiontax.comthat e-files and obtains an electronic confirmation.

BEWARE!!  Just because you file an extension does not grant you additional time to pay!  The tax you calculate on the return you are going to prepare and file by October is still due by April 17.  So if you think you might not have enough tax withheld, you need to make some good estimates and send in some payments.  You can send the payment Information with Form 4868, when E-filed and the money gets automatically debited from your bank account.

If you do not pay your tax or file your return on time, interest and penalties are calculated based on any amount of tax you come up short. Interest varies with market changes (currently 4 percent a year for the IRS). IRS late payment penalties are ½ percent of the balance each month (up to 25 percent).  If you fail to timely file, the IRS penalties are 5 percent of the balance each month (up to 25 percent).  You may also incur underpayment of estimated tax penalties depending on your circumstances.

Millions of people e-file their tax extension forms every year. The IRS has a digital initiative–a push to get up to 80 percent of their forms online–and tax extensions are included in that. E-filing a federal personal, business and nonprofit tax extension with Form 48687004and 8868 is quick and easy. A tax extension extends the time to file, not to pay taxes (if they are owed).
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Knowing the importance of the Form 2290 due date Taxexcise.com is highly concerned to get all their application users to go head and complete their form 2290 filings by this month before Nov 30th, 2011 and to head over a penalty free trucking. Following this Tax2290.com extends their support on Thanks Giving day as well as on weekends too.

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New PTIN Requirements for Tax Return Preparers

Important: All Paid Preparers must register with the IRS and obtain a PTIN. click here to read more

New regulations require all paid tax return preparers to obtain a PTIN. Renewals for 2012 are expected to start in October 2011. In the future, some preparers will need to pass a competency test and background check, and take continuing education courses. Check back for more guidance soon. If you haven’t done so already, you can apply for your PTIN in 4 easy steps:

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IRS Identifies Organizations that Have Lost Tax-Exempt Status; Announces Special Steps to Help Revoked Organizations

WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service today announced that approximately 275,000 organizations under the law have automatically lost their tax-exempt status because they did not file legally required annual reports for three consecutive years. The IRS believes the vast majority of these organizations are defunct, but it also announced special steps to help any existing organizations to apply for reinstatement of their tax-exempt status.

Congress passed the Pension Protection Act (PPA) in 2006, requiring most tax-exempt organizations to file an annual information return or notice with the IRS. For small organizations, the law imposed a filing requirement for the first time in 2007.  In addition, the law automatically revokes the tax-exempt status of any organization that does not file required returns or notices for three consecutive years.

For several years, the IRS has made an extensive effort to inform organizations of the changes in the law through multiple outreach and education avenues, including mailing more than 1 million notices to organizations that had not filed. In addition, last year the IRS published a list of at-risk groups and gave smaller organizations an additional five months to file required notices and come into compliance. About 50,000 organizations filed during this extension period. Overall, the IRS believes the vast majority of small tax-exempt organizations are now in compliance with the 2006 law. Continue reading