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General FAQ
How do I get my Form 7004?
You can download Form 7004 from “www.irs.gov”.
Can I file my return without registering with the site?
For filing your return you need to register with us.
How long does it take to file my return?
Spend just a few minutes and share information with us to file your return.
Can I save my tax return and come back after a while to file my return?
Yes, you can come back and file your return.
Can I keep multiple businesses with single user registration?
Yes, you can have multiple businesses with single registration.
How do I get my forgotten User ID / Password?
Click on the ‘Forgot User ID / Password’ link. We will send the details to your email ID.
Do I need to print before filing electronically?
You can print if you choose Paper filing of your Tax. Also, you can print for your recordkeeping before or after you e-file.
What is meant by EFTPS?
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System – This is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, EFTPS allows all federal tax payments to be made electronically. Electronic payment method is convenient, safe and secure for paying taxes or user fees. Taxpayers can authorize an electronic fund withdrawal, use a credit card or enroll in the U.S. Treasury’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).
How to print my payment receipt?
You can use the printer icon in the History section of the My Home page to print the receipt.
What is EFW?
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) is a way to electronically pay the IRS the taxes you owe (meaning, you don't have to write and mail a check). The way it works is you provide your bank information (account number and routing number), an amount, and a withdrawal date when you use an authorized e-File provider. The IRS will then deduct that amount from your account on the date scheduled.
What if I need to change my Business information?
Use Login and Password to open your account. Update your latest Business Information. Ensure that the Business Information entered here matches with Federal documents.
Tax Related FAQ
What is the purpose for filing Form 7004?
Use Form 7004 to request for an extension of time to file for certain business income tax returns, information and other returns. Form 7004 does not extend the time for payment of tax.
Can I file for extension for more than one form on the same Form 7004?
No, file a separate Form 7004 for each of the return you are requesting extension time to file. The extension request is only to the form identified in line 1a or 1b .
Can I delay the payment of tax by filing Form 7004?
No, Form 7004 does not extend the time for payment of tax.
Requirements for completing Form 7004?
  • Tax ID – EIN number
  • Form number that you are requesting an extension for
  • Tentative total tax
  • Total payments and credits
What tax forms are included in Form 7004 and supported by our application?
Form 1065 Form 1041-N Form 1120-C Form 1120-ND (Section 4951 taxes) Form 1120-SF Form 8876
Form 8804 Form 1041-QFT Form 1120-F Form 1120-PC Form 3520-A Form 8924
Form 1041 (Estate) Form 1042 Form 1120-FSC Form 1120-POL Form 8612 Form 8928
Form 1041 (trust) Form 1065-B Form 1120-H Form 1120-REIT Form 8613
Form 706-GS (D) Form 1066 Form 1120-L Form 1120-RIC Form 8725
Form 706-GS (T) Form 1120 Form 1120-ND Form 1120S Form 8831
Can I file an extension for a trust or an estate?
Yes.
If I choose the method of payment as EFW, why should I fill Form 8878-A also?
This is for the ERO’s records. This form will not be submitted to the IRS but is an authorization for the ERO to make the payment.
Once my Form 7004 is approved, when is my tax return due?
It depends on the extended form – either 5 months or 6 months.
Will I get a reply from IRS on the approval of extension?
No, this is an automatic extension of time to file. You will not hear from IRS but if it is disallowed then IRS will send you a termination notice by mail and give you the termination date which will be 10days from the mailing date.
Can Form7004 be electronically filed?
Yes, you can file 7004 electronically for most forms except for Forms 8612, 8613, 8725, 8831, 8876, or 706-(GS)D. Fill these forms and deposit with IRS service center given against the forms.

  • Form 706-(GS)D : Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Cincinnati, OH 45999-0045 or Private delivery Service: 201, W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington KY 41011-1424 Forms 8725, 8831, 8876, 8924: Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Cincinnati, OH 45999-0045.
  • Forms 8612, 8613: Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Cincinnati, OH 45999-0045 or Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Ogden, UT 84201-0045 (Based on the state or amount of tax check in i7004.pdf)
  • Forms 8612, 8613: Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Cincinnati, OH 45999-0045 or Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Ogden, UT 84201-0045 (Based on the state or amount of tax check in i7004.pdf)
Do I need to sign?
No signature is required.
Can I file 7004 before paying the tax due in line 8?
No – you must pay the tax due and indicate the mode of payment made in line 8.
When should I apply for automatic extension for filing returns?
Form 7004 should be filed on or before the due date of applicable tax return. The due dates for filing can be found in the instruction of the applicable form.
Is there a penalty for late payment of tax?
Yes there is a penalty for late payment and also for late filing.
What is tentative tax – line 6?
It is the estimated tax for the tax year including non-refundable credits. Since it is an estimate it is expected that this amount is close to the actual tax amount. For corporations it is expected that this amount is at least 90% of the final tax amount.
What are total payments and credits?
It is amount of tax already paid and other write in credits as applicable in the tax return Form for which extension is sort
Does every business qualify for automatic 6 month extension?
No. Some foreign and domestic corporations which have offices or records kept outside of USA and Puerto Rico automatically qualify for 3 months extension. If they require further 3 month extension then they need to fill 7004 and check line 4. Similarly certain partnerships which have offices outside USA and Puerto Rico are given automatic 2 month extension to file returns. Fill 7004 for further 3 month extension and check line 4.
What is a short tax year?
A short tax year is a tax year which is less than 12 consecutive months. The reasons for a short year can be due to initial return, final return, due to consolidated return or due to change in accounting period. If change in accounting period is checked then the entity must have obtained prior approval from IRS by filing Form 1128 "Application to Adopt, Change or Retain a Tax year ".
What is an Extension Form?
Extension Form is an IRS application, used to apply for an automatic extension of time to file certain tax returns. For example, if you don’t have things ready for filing your tax return and need additional time to get things ready – you can apply for an automatic extension of time.
What are the forms ExtensionTax.com currently supports?
Form 7004 – Automatic extension of time to file certain business returns, information and other returns
How do I make payments to IRS for the tax due?
There are many ways to make payments to IRS for your tax due. They are

  • EFTPS
  • EFW
  • FTD Coupon
The easiest way of paying tax due is EFW by providing your bank details to IRS. IRS withdraws the balance due from your bank account. There is no extra charge for this.
Which one is good – paper filing or e-filing?
Paper filing takes approximately 45 days to process your tax return. E-file takes minutes to process your tax return. E-filing is fast, easy, simple and safe. 2 out of 3 people used e-filing in the last tax season. Considering the fact, e-filing is the best approach to file your tax returns.
Is this extension for paying tax due?
No. This extension application is only for automatic extension of TIME to file the tax return. Approximate Tax due needs to be paid before the tax return due date.
When should I file the extension form?
Generally, Form 7004 must be filed on or before the due date of the applicable tax return. Please visit our due date section for due dates of all tax returns.
What if I do not pay the tax due before the due date?
If you can’t pay the tax due to some legitimate reason, you need to submit a statement to your return fully explaining the reasons. Generally IRS may charge a penalty, if the return is filed after the due date (including extensions). To avoid such penalty, make appropriate payments along with your return on or before the due date.
What are the returns supported by Form 7004?
  • 1065
  • 1041 (estate)
  • 8804
  • 1041 (trust)
  • 706-GS (D)
  • 706-GS (T)
  • 1041-N
  • 1041-QFT
  • 1042
  • 1065-B
  • 1066
  • 1120
  • 1120-C
  • 1120-F
  • 1120-FSC
  • 1120-H
  • 1120-L
  • 1120-ND
  • 1120-ND(section 4951 taxes)
  • 1120-PC
  • 1120-POL
  • 1120-REIT
  • 1120-RIC
  • 1120-S
  • 1120-SF
  • 3520-A
  • 8612
  • 8613
  • 8725
  • 8831
  • 8876
  • 8924
  • 8928
Can I apply multiple forms with one Extension form?
No. IRS does not allow using one extension form for more than one tax return. For each return, file a separate extension form.
Can I maintain multiple forms with 1 user id?
Yes. You can create just 1 user id and apply any number of extension forms for different tax returns.
What is Error-Check?
Error Check is a process, which happens before you transmit the extension form to IRS. It goes through each step and makes sure that your extension application is accurate. If there is any issues, you will be able to correct the issue right there before transmitting to IRS. This way, we will limit the rejections to the minimum and avoid any delay in processing your extension forms.
Steps After E-Filing
Do I need to print before filing electronically?
You can print for your recordkeeping before or after you e-file.
What is meant by E-File?
E-Filing is transmitting Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the internet. Electronic filing is the safest, most secure and private way to send your tax return to the IRS. Once you E-file your return, you will receive an electronic acknowledgement that the IRS has accepted your return for processing.
How to file the Tax?
There are two ways by which you can file your return: E- Filing is transmitting Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the Internet. Paper Filing is sending the Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the mail.
Will I be informed the acceptance of my extension application?
Once your extension application is transmitted to IRS, it validates the forms and immediately provides the acceptance. Also the IRS will no longer be sending notifications that your extension has been APPROVED. IRS will notify you only if your request for an extension is disallowed.
What should I do when my application is rejected?
The applications are very rarely rejected if it is filed through ExtensionTax.com. Our algorithm makes sure that application is accurate before transmitting to IRS. If you receive an email stating that your application is rejected, please login back to the system, the reason for rejection will be given. Fix the issue and re-submit it.
What is the difference between Rejection and Disallow?
Rejection happens when there is an issue with your extension form as part of e-filing. In this case, you will be notified with reason for rejection and allowed to re-submit the extension form to IRS.

Disallow happens when IRS reviews the extension forms and does not grant the automatic extension to file your tax return.
Do I get any approval from IRS about my extension form?
NO, IRS will no longer be sending notifications that your extension has been approved. If you did not receive stating that your request for an extension is disallowed, then it means that your request for an extension is approved.
General FAQ
How do I get my Form 8868?
You can download Form 8868 from “www.irs.gov”.
Can I file my return without registering with the site?
For filing your return you need to register with us.
How long does it take to file my return?
Spend just a few minutes and share information with us to file your return.
Can I save my tax return and come back after a while to file my return?
Yes, you can come back and file your return.
Can I keep multiple businesses with single user registration?
Yes, you can have multiple businesses with single registration.
How do I get my forgotten User ID / Password?
Click on the ‘Forgot User ID / Password’ link. We will send the details to your email ID.
What is meant by E-File?
E-Filing is transmitting Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the internet. Electronic filing is the safest, most secure and private way to send your tax return to the IRS. Once you E-file your return, you will receive an electronic acknowledgement that the IRS has accepted your return for processing.
What is meant by EFTPS?
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System – This is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, EFTPS allows all federal tax payments to be made electronically. Electronic payment method is convenient, safe and secure for paying taxes or user fees. Taxpayers can authorize an electronic fund withdrawal, use a credit card or enroll in the U.S. Treasury’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).
Will I be informed the acceptance of my extension application?
Once your extension application is transmitted to IRS, it validates the forms and immediately provides the acceptance. Also the IRS will no longer be sending notifications that your extension has been APPROVED. IRS will notify you only if your request for an extension is disallowed.
How to print my payment receipt?
You can use the printer icon in the History section of the My Home page to print the receipt.
What is EFW?
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) is a way to electronically pay the IRS the taxes you owe (meaning, you don't have to write and mail a check). The way it works is you provide your bank information (account number and routing number), an amount, and a withdrawal date when you use an authorized e-File provider. The IRS will then deduct that amount from your account on the date scheduled.
What if I need to change my Business information?
Use Login and Password to open your account. Update your latest Business Information. Ensure that the Business Information entered here matches with Federal documents.
Do I need to print before filing electronically?
You can print if you choose Paper filing of your Tax. Also, you can print for your recordkeeping before or after you e-file.
Tax Related FAQ
What is the purpose for filing Form 8868?
Use Form 8868 to request for an extension of time to file for exempt organization return. Form 8868 does NOT extend the time for payment of tax.
What are the forms that can be extended by filing Form 8868?
Form 990 Form 990-T Corporation Form 4720
Form 990- BL Form 990-T (Sec. 401(a) or 408(a) trust) Form 5227
Form 990- EZ Form 990-T (Trusts other than above) Form 6069
Form 990- PF Form 1041-A Form 8870
What is the maximum extension time for exempt organization?
Six month is the maximum extension time an exempt organization can get in a tax year. For most it is first automatic 3 month extension which can be further extended for another 3 month (non-automatic/additional) by giving reasons for the further request. For the extension of Form 990-T (Corporation), one time 6 months extension can be filed with Form 8868.
Does the organization have to give reasons for filing for extension?
IRS does not require any reason for requesting an automatic extension of three months. However if additional 3 (non-automatic) months is needed then reasons for the request is to be given in the form. In case of form 990-T (Corporation) the automatic extension is for 6 months and no further extensions are allowed.
Can more than one exempt extension be filed using form 8868?
No, file separate extension requests for each form.
When to file the extension?
All extensions are to be filed before or on the due date of return. In case of additional 3 month (non-automatic) request the due date is before the expiry of the first extension date.
When is the due date for filing return?
Generally for most exempt organization that are operating on calendar year the due date is 15th May of the following year. For fiscal year, the return is due on the 15th day of the fifth month following the end of tax year. Exceptions are for form 990-T (sec 401 or 408) trust the due date is 15th April for calendar year and for those following fiscal year it is the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of tax year. For form 1041 A and 5227 the due date is 15th April.
Can both automatic and non-automatic/additional extension be filed at the same time?
No, you need to file the automatic 3 month extension first. Only if you are not able to complete the return and need further extension you should file for additional extension (non-automatic). IRS also requires reasons for the further extension request.
Will IRS acknowledge the receipt of form 8868?
No you will not receive any acknowledgement from IRS. This is an automatic extension.
What do I need to file Form 8868?
An estimate of tax owed for the year is needed. Also, the taxes already paid and credits if any. Based on these amounts the balance due can be determined.
Can form 8868 be e-filed?
Yes e-fling of form 8868 is only for the automatic 3 month extension. You cannot file Form 8868 electronically if (1) you want the additional (not automatic) 3-month extension or (2) you are filing for Forms 990-BL, 6069, or 8870, group returns.
Where to file (mail) paper form 8868?
Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center Ogden, UT 84201-0012
Can I pay using Electronic Fund Withdrawal (EFW) method?
You can pay the balance amount by EFW for form 8868. If you are going to make payment by EFW then see form 8453-EO and 8879-EO for payment instructions.
Is signature needed for form 8868?
Automatic extension can be e-filed and needs no signature. However, if you are filing for additional non-automatic 3 month extension then the forms needs to be signed by the competent authority.
Steps After E-Filing
Do I need to print before filing electronically?
You can print for your recordkeeping before or after you e-file.
How to file the Tax?
There are two ways by which you can file your return: E- Filing is transmitting Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the Internet. Paper Filing is sending the Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the mail.
What should I do when my application is rejected?
The applications are very rarely rejected if it is filed through ExtensionTax.com. Our algorithm makes sure that application is accurate before transmitting to IRS. If you receive an email stating that your application is rejected, please login back to the system, the reason for rejection will be given. Fix the issue and re-submit it.
What is the difference between Rejection and Disallow?
Rejection happens when there is an issue with your extension form as part of e-filing. In this case, you will be notified with reason for rejection and allowed to re-submit the extension form to IRS.

Disallow happens when IRS reviews the extension forms and does not grant the automatic extension to file your tax return.
Do I get any approval from IRS about my extension form?
NO, IRS will no longer be sending notifications that your extension has been approved. If you did not receive stating that your request for an extension is disallowed, then it means that your request for an extension is approved.
General FAQ
How do I get my Form 4868?
You can download Form 4868 from “www.irs.gov”.
Can I file my return without registering with the site?
For filing your return you need to register with us.
How long does it take to file my return?
Spend just a few minutes and share information with us to file your return.
Can I save my tax return and come back after a while to file my return?
Yes, you can come back and file your return.
Can I keep multiple businesses with single user registration?
Yes, you can have multiple businesses with single registration.
How do I get my forgotten User ID / Password?
Click on the ‘Forgot User ID / Password’ link. We will send the details to your email ID.
What is meant by E-File?
E-Filing is transmitting Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the internet. Electronic filing is the safest, most secure and private way to send your tax return to the IRS. Once you E-file your return, you will receive an electronic acknowledgement that the IRS has accepted your return for processing.
What is meant by EFTPS?
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System – This is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, EFTPS allows all federal tax payments to be made electronically. Electronic payment method is convenient, safe and secure for paying taxes or user fees. Taxpayers can authorize an electronic fund withdrawal, use a credit card or enroll in the U.S. Treasury’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).
Will I be informed the acceptance of my extension application?
Once your extension application is transmitted to IRS, it validates the forms and immediately provides the acceptance. Also the IRS will no longer be sending notifications that your extension has been APPROVED. IRS will notify you only if your request for an extension is disallowed.
How to print my payment receipt?
You can use the printer icon in the History section of the My Home page to print the receipt.
What is EFW?
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) is a way to electronically pay the IRS the taxes you owe (meaning, you don't have to write and mail a check). The way it works is you provide your bank information (account number and routing number), an amount, and a withdrawal date when you use an authorized e-File provider. The IRS will then deduct that amount from your account on the date scheduled.
Do I need to print before filing electronically?
You can print if you choose Paper filing of your Tax. Also, you can print for your recordkeeping before or after you e-file.
What if I need to change my Personal information?
Use Login and Password to open your account. Update your latest Personal Information. Ensure that the Personal Information entered here matches with Federal documents.
Tax Related FAQ
What is the purpose for filing Form 4868?
Use Form 4868 to request for an extension of time to file U.S. individual income tax return. Form 4868 does NOT extend the time for payment of tax.
Do I need to give a reason for filing for extension?
No, IRS does not require any reason for requesting an extension.
When to file for exemption?
File form 4868 before the due date of tax return or on 15th April 2015. For fiscal year tax payers file for extension before or on the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of tax year.
Who can not file extension using form 4868?
Any individual who is under court order to file return by the due date.
When is the due date for filing individual income tax return?
15th April is the time by which you should have filed your return. In case you are outside the country on the regular due date, then you are given 2 months extra to file your return. For individuals following fiscal year the due date is 15th day of the fourth month following the end of tax year.
Do I qualify for alien abroad?
If you are US citizen or Resident working abroad you can qualify for Alien abroad and the due date is 15th June (additional 2 months). You should use Form 2350 “Application for extension of time to file US income tax return”.
Can I get additional time to file returns after the automatic extension?
No, IRS gives only automatic extension of 6 months (15th Oct 2015) and no more.
Will IRS acknowledge the receipt of form 4868?
No you will not receive any acknowledgement from IRS. This is an automatic extension.
What do I need to file Form 4868?
You will need an estimate of taxes owed for the year. Also, you need the taxes already paid by you during the year. This will determine how much you still owe. You pay as much as you can, through your credit card or debit card or money order or check.
Can I e-file form 4868?
Yes you can e-file form 4868 only if your tax year is calendar year. All fiscal year tax payers must file a paper form 4868.
If I chose to make payment by check or money order can I e-file and where should I send the payment?
You can e-file and can make your payment by check or money order. Make payable to “United States Treasury” and write your social security number, day time phone number and “2009 form 4868” on the check or money order. Send the check or money order to the address below (depending on the state you live in):-
Where To File a Paper Form 4868 And you are making a payment, send Form 4868 with your payment to And you are NOT making a payment, send Form 4868 to
If you live in:
Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 105050 Atlanta, GA 30348-5050 Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Atlanta, GA 39901-0002
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 37009 Hartford, CT 06176-0009 Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Kansas City, MO 64999-0002
Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 1302 Charlotte, NC 28201-1302 Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Austin, TX 73301-0002
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7122 San Francisco, CA 94120-7122 Fresno, CA 93888-0002
Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 802503 Cincinnati, OH 45280-2503 Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Fresno, CA 93888-0002
Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 970028 St. Louis, MO 63197-0028 Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Kansas City, MO 64999-0002
American Samoa or Puerto Rico (or exclude income under section 933); are a nonpermanent resident of Guam or the Virgin Islands*; have an APO or FPO or dual-status alien; or file Form 2555, 2555-EZ, or 4563.foreign address; are a nonresident alien or dual-status alien; or file Form 2555, 2555-EZ, or 4563. Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 1302 Charlotte, NC 28201-1302 Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Austin, TX 73301-0215 USA
*Permanent residents of Guam should use: Department of Revenue and Taxation, Government of Guam, P.O. Box 23607, GMF, GU 96921; permanent residents of the Virgin Islands should use: V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue, 9601 Estate Thomas, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802.
Can I pay using Electronic Fund Withdrawal method?
This option of payment can be done only if you e-file form 4868. You can also make Electronic Fund Withdrawal (EFW) from your savings or checking account. Check with your bank for the correct routing number and account number.
How is EFW effected while e-filing form 4868?
The application will request you to provide the needed information. The amount withdrawn will be the amount you owe. You will be asked to make the following declaration. “I authorize the U.S. Treasury and its designated Financial Agent to initiate an ACH electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) entry to the financial institution account indicated in the tax preparation software for payment of my Federal taxes and the financial institution to debit the entry to this account. To revoke a payment, I must contact the U.S. Treasury Financial Agent at 1-888-353-4537 no later than 2 business days prior to the payment (settlement) date. I also authorize the financial institutions involved in the processing of the electronic payment of taxes to receive confidential information necessary to answer inquiries and resolve issues related to the payment”.
Do I need to attach a copy of form 4868 while filing the final return?
No do not attach 4868 while filing your final return.
Can I file form 4868 even if owe nothing or expected a refund from IRS?
Yes, in case you need extra time to file your returns you should file for extension even if you do not owe or expect refund from IRS. Please remember IRS will refund only when you file your returns.
Steps After E-Filing
Do I need to print before filing electronically?
You can print for your recordkeeping before or after you e-file.
How to file the Tax?
There are two ways by which you can file your return: E- Filing is transmitting Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the Internet. Paper Filing is sending the Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the mail.
What should I do when my application is rejected?
The applications are very rarely rejected if it is filed through ExtensionTax.com. Our algorithm makes sure that application is accurate before transmitting to IRS. If you receive an email stating that your application is rejected, please login back to the system, the reason for rejection will be given. Fix the issue and re-submit it.
What is the difference between Rejection and Disallow?
Rejection happens when there is an issue with your extension form as part of e-filing. In this case, you will be notified with reason for rejection and allowed to re-submit the extension form to IRS.

Disallow happens when IRS reviews the extension forms and does not grant the automatic extension to file your tax return.
Do I get any approval from IRS about my extension form?
NO, IRS will no longer be sending notifications that your extension has been approved. If you did not receive stating that your request for an extension is disallowed, then it means that your request for an extension is approved.
General FAQ
How do I get my Form 2350?
You can download Form 2350 from “www.irs.gov”.
Can I file my return without registering with the site?
For filing your return you need to register with us.
How long does it take to file my return?
Spend just a few minutes and share information with us to file your return.
Can I save my tax return and come back after a while to file my return?
Yes, you can have multiple businesses with single registration.
Can I keep multiple businesses with single user registration?
Yes, you can have multiple businesses with single registration.
How do I get my forgotten User ID / Password?
Click on the ‘Forgot User ID / Password’ link. We will send the details to your email ID.
When are U.S. income tax returns due?
Generally, for calendar year taxpayers, U.S. income tax returns are due on April 15. If you are a U.S. citizen or resident and both your tax home and your abode are outside the United States and Puerto Rico on the regular due date, an automatic extension is granted to June 15 for filing the return. Interest will be charged on any tax due, as shown on the return, from April 15. Penalties will begin to accrue on June 15
What is meant by E-File?
E-Filing is transmitting Tax Returns to the IRS through the internet. Electronic filing is the safest, most secure and private way to send your tax return to the IRS. Once you E-file your return, you will receive an electronic acknowledgement that the IRS has accepted your return for processing.
What is meant by EFTPS?
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System – This is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, EFTPS allows all federal tax payments to be made electronically. Electronic payment method is convenient, safe and secure for paying taxes or user fees. Taxpayers can authorize an electronic fund withdrawal, use a credit card or enroll in the U.S. Treasury’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).
Will I be informed the acceptance of my extension application?
Once your extension application is transmitted to IRS, it validates the forms and immediately provides the acceptance. Also the IRS will no longer be sending notifications that your extension has been APPROVED. IRS will notify you only if your request for an extension is disallowed.
How to print my payment receipt?
You can use the printer icon in the History section of the My Home page to print the receipt.
What is EFW?
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) is a way to electronically pay the IRS the taxes you owe (meaning, you don't have to write and mail a check). The way it works is you provide your bank information (account number and routing number), an amount, and a withdrawal date when you use an authorized e-File provider. The IRS will then deduct that amount from your account on the date scheduled.
Do I need to print before filing electronically?
You can print if you choose Paper filing of your Tax return. Also, you can print for your recordkeeping before or after you e-file.
What if I need to change my Personal information?
Use Login and Password to open your account. Update your latest Personal Information. Ensure that the Personal Information entered here matches with Federal documents.
TaxRelated FAQ
What is the purpose for filing Form 2350?
If you live outside the United States, you may need extra time to file your income taxes then get an extension by filing IRS Form 2350: Application for Extension of Time to File U.S. Income Tax Return if you believe you will qualify for special tax treatment. See IRS Publication 54: Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad to learn if this form might help you. Form 2350 does NOT extend the time for payment of tax.
Do I need to give a reason for filing for extension?
No, IRS does not require any reason for requesting an extension.
When to file form 2350?
File Form 2350 on or before the due date of your Form 1040. For a 2014 calendar year return, this is April 15, 2015. However, if you have 2 extra months to file your return because you were “out of the country”, file Form 2350 on or before June 15, 2015. You should file Form 2350 early enough so that if it is not approved, you can still file your return on time.
When to use Form 2350?
Use Form 2350 to ask for an extension of time to file your tax return only if you expect to file Form 2555 or 2555-EZ and you need the time to meet either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion and/or the foreign housing exclusion or deduction.

All other taxpayers should file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to request an extension of time to file their return.

Note: Do not file Form 2350 more than once for each move overseas. If, after meeting the qualifications for the “bona fide residence test” or the “physical presence test,” you remain abroad continuously for the following tax year(s) and require an extension, file Form 4868.
What does “Out of the country” refer to?
“Out of the country” means that on the regular due date of your return, either (a) you live outside the United States and Puerto Rico and your main place of work is outside the United States and Puerto Rico, or (b) you are in military or naval service outside the United States and Puerto Rico. If you qualify as being “out of the country,” you will still be eligible for the extension, even if you are physically present in the United States or Puerto Rico on the regular due date of the return. You do not have to file a form to get the 2-month extension because you were out of the country. But you will have to attach a statement to your tax return explaining how you qualified.
Where to file Form 2350?
E-file Form 2350 now through www.ExtensionTax.com; to file it by mail then send your return to the below address:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Austin,
TX 73301-0045
What is Bona fide residence test?
Bona fide residence test; To meet this test, you must be a U.S. citizen who is a bona fide resident of a foreign country (or countries) for an uninterrupted period that includes an entire tax year. A U.S. resident alien who is a citizen or national of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in effect also may meet this test.
What is Physical presence test?
Physical presence test; To meet this test, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien who is physically present in a foreign country (or countries) for at least 330 full days during any 12-month period.
What is Tax Home?
Tax home; Generally, your tax home is your regular or main place of business or post of duty regardless of where you maintain your family home. If you do not have a regular or main place of business because of the nature of your work, then your tax home is the place where you regularly live.
What is a Foreign Country?
Foreign country; A foreign country is a country other than the United States or any of its possessions or territories.
Who can not file extension using form 2350?
Any individual who is under court order to file return by the due date.
Do I qualify for alien abroad?
If you are US citizen or Resident working abroad you can qualify for Alien abroad and the due date is 15th June (additional 2 months). You should use Form 2350 “Application for extension of time to file US income tax return”.
Will IRS acknowledge the receipt of form 2350?
No you will not receive any acknowledgement from IRS. This is an automatic extension.
What do I need to file Form 2350?
You will need an estimate of taxes owed for the year. Also, you need the taxes already paid by you during the year. This will determine how much you still owe. You pay as much as you can, through your credit card or debit card or money order or check. Dates of your travel and other details are must to be entered to complete form 2350.
Can I e-file form 2350?
Yes you can e-file form 2350 only if your tax year is calendar year. All fiscal year tax payers must file a paper form 4868.
Can I pay using Electronic Fund Withdrawal method?
This option of payment can be done only if you e-file form 2350. You can also make Electronic Fund Withdrawal (EFW) from your savings or checking account. Check with your bank for the correct routing number and account number.
How is EFW effected while e-filing form 2350?
The application will request you to provide the needed information. The amount withdrawn will be the amount you owe. You will be asked to make the following declaration. “I authorize the U.S. Treasury and its designated Financial Agent to initiate an ACH electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) entry to the financial institution account indicated in the tax preparation software for payment of my Federal taxes and the financial institution to debit the entry to this account. To revoke a payment, I must contact the U.S. Treasury Financial Agent at 1-888-353-4537 no later than 2 business days prior to the payment (settlement) date. I also authorize the financial institutions involved in the processing of the electronic payment of taxes to receive confidential information necessary to answer inquiries and resolve issues related to the payment”.
Do I need to attach a copy of form 2350 while filing the final return?
No do not attach 2350 while filing your final return.
Can I file form 2350 even if owe nothing or expected a refund from IRS?
Yes, in case you need extra time to file your returns you should file for extension even if you do not owe or expect refund from IRS. Please remember IRS will refund only when you file your returns.
Will there be any Late Payment fee and Interest, if I don’t pay my taxes on time?
Yes, Form 2350 does not extend the time to pay taxes. If you do not pay the amount due by the regular due date, you will owe interest. You may also be charged penalties.

Interest. You will owe interest on any tax not paid by the regular due date of your return, even if you qualify for the 2-month extension because you were out of the country. The interest runs until you pay the tax. Even if you had a good reason for not paying on time, you will still owe interest.

Late payment penalty. The late payment penalty is usually ½ of 1% of any tax (other than estimated tax) not paid by April 15, 2015 (for a calendar year return), or June 15, 2015, if you have 2 extra months to file your return because you were out of the country. It is charged for each month or part of a month the tax is unpaid. The maximum penalty is 25%. You might not owe this penalty if you have a good reason for not paying on time. Attach a statement to your return, not to the Form 2350, explaining the reason.
I am going abroad this year and expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. How can I secure an extension of time to file my return, when should I file my return, and what forms are required?
a) You should file Form 2350 by the due date of your return to request an extension of time to file. Form 2350 is a special form for those U.S. citizens or residents abroad who expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or physical presence test and would like to have an extension of time to delay filing until after they have qualified.

b) If the extension is granted, you should file your return after you qualify, but by the approved extension date.

c) You must file your Form 1040 with Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ).
Will a check payable in foreign currency be acceptable in payment of my U.S. tax?
Generally, only U.S. currency is acceptable for payment of income tax.
On Form 2350, Application for Extension of Time To File U.S. Income Tax Return, I stated that I would qualify under the physical presence test. If I qualify under the bona fide residence test, can I file my return on that basis?
Yes. You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the qualification requirements. You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 return by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident.
Isn't my return due on June 15 if I lived abroad on April 15?
If you reside abroad on April 15, you have an automatic extension of time to file your tax return. You need to either file a further extension request or your return by June 15. You only need to maintain your tax residence abroad on April 15 to qualify for this extension - you can be physically present in the US on April 15. The IRS will still charge interest on any unpaid balance as of April 15.

If you use this extension and are filing your return by June 15, attach a paper statement that you lived abroad on April 15. If you are requesting a further extension on Form 4868, check the box that you are "out of the country" on Form 4868. If you are requesting a further extension on Form 2350, check the box that you have previously granted an extension.

We suggest that you file an extension by April 15 rather than use this automatic extension. Many of the extension options, such as electronic filing, have previously not been available after April 15.
I need more time to qualify for the exclusions. What form do I file?
You need to wait to file your tax return to claim the foreign earned income exclusions until you have met your qualifying period. The IRS will give you 30 days past the end of this period if you file Form 2350.

Example: You need additional time to qualify for the physical presence test so that you have 330 full foreign days outside the US during your 12 month period. In this example, your 12 month period ends October 30. You would request an extension to November 30 on Form 2350.

Example: You need additional time to qualify for the bona fide residence test so that you have been a bona fide resident of the foreign country for an entire calendar year. You would request an extension to January 30 of the next year on Form 2350.
Steps After E-Filing
Do I need to print before filing electronically?
You can print for your recordkeeping before or after you e-file.
How to file the Tax?
There are two ways by which you can file your return: E- Filing is transmitting Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the Internet. Paper Filing is sending the Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the mail.
What should I do when my application is rejected?
The applications are very rarely rejected if it is filed through ExtensionTax.com. Our algorithm makes sure that application is accurate before transmitting to IRS. If you receive an email stating that your application is rejected, please login back to the system, the reason for rejection will be given. Fix the issue and re-submit it.
What is the difference between Rejection and Disallow?
Rejection happens when there is an issue with your extension form as part of e-filing. In this case, you will be notified with reason for rejection and allowed to re-submit the extension form to IRS.

Disallow happens when IRS reviews the extension forms and does not grant the automatic extension to file your tax return.
Do I get any approval from IRS about my extension form?
NO, IRS will no longer be sending notifications that your extension has been approved. If you did not receive stating that your request for an extension is disallowed, then it means that your request for an extension is approved.