Monday, March 20, 2017

You Still Have Until TODAY to File Form 7004!

Have you filed a Form 7004 to extend the amount of time you have to file your business tax return forms yet?

Well, what are you waiting for - the new deadline’s today!

The deadline for Form 7004, which is normally March 15 - the same day your business taxes are due* - was extended last week by the IRS due to Winter Storm Stella.

Since Stella blew through and caused quite a few delays for quite a few people, the IRS decided to extend the March 15, 2017, deadline for the 2016 tax year to March 20, 2017. Which is today! Now, your new, extended deadline date for when your return is due will remain the same, which will be either August 31, September 15, or October 15, 2017, depending on your business and the fiscal year it follows.

If you need somewhere to file Form 7004 really quickly, look no further than our sister product, ExpressExtension. With our simplified interview-style format, completing and e-filing your Form 7004 can be done in less than 10 minutes, and could get you up to seven extra months to file your forms. We’ll even send you an email confirmation when the IRS approves your extension request, something they don’t provide when you paper file.

The same friendly, expert customer support you’re used to with ExpressIRSForms is available to all our ExpressExtension users as well so if you have any questions about Form 7004 or how to e-file, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

*Remember: Form 7004 does not give you more time to pay any taxes due by March 15 for your business's 2016 tax year. If you still owe any taxes, you'll need to remit them to the IRS as soon as possible.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

File Form 7004 TOMORROW to Extend Your Business Tax Return Deadline!

Hey! Do you need to file ANY of these forms with the IRS tomorrow:
  • Forms 706-GS(D), 706-GS(T),
  • Forms 1120, 1120-C, 1120-F, 1120-FSC, 1120-H, 1120-L, 1120-ND, 1120-PC, 1120-POL, 1120-REIT, 1120-RIC, 1120S, 1120-SF,
  • Forms 1041, 1041-N, 1041-QFT, 1042,
  • Forms 1065, 1065-B, 1066,
  • Form 3520-A, or
  • Forms 8612, 8613, 8752, 8804, 8831, 8876, 8924, 8928
for your business?

Are you not exactly ready to file one (or more) of these forms by tomorrow?

If you answered yes and then no, it’s time to head on over to ExpressExtension to e-file your Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and other Returns. It only takes a few minutes and you’ll get anywhere from five and a half to seven extra months to file your return.

Important Note: Form 7004 does not extend the amount of time you have to pay any business taxes you owe to the IRS. Unfortunately, those are still due by their original deadline. BUT it does give you a few months to get everything in order so you can file a complete, correct return.

One of the easiest ways to apply for an extension with Form 7004 is with ExpressExtension. All you need is your business’s EIN, basic contact info, and the name of the form for which you’re extending the deadline. You don’t even need to include a reason why you need more time, so long as you have the information mentioned, you’ll automatically receive more time to file!

When you e-file with ExpressExtension, your form is double checked by the system to be sure it’s free of errors, and after you submit your form, you’ll get an email from us when it’s been approved. You should see this approval email within 24 hours of submitting your form.

And then voila! You’ve got 5½ - 7 more months to file! Easy as that.

If you have any questions once you’re over at ExpressExtension, we’d be happy to help in any way we can! Just give us a call (803-514-5155) or send us a live chat Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST or send us an email anytime at!

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Welcome Form 1099-S to ExpressIRSForms!

Stop the presses, ladies and gents! ExpressIRSForms has another new form for you to e-file!

It’s Form 1099-S!

As we mentioned previously, we’re trying to expand our horizons, get out there and really have a form for everyone to e-file. So to keep up with that, we’ve added Form 1099-S to our repertoire.

Form 1099-S, if you didn’t know, is the IRS form used to report the sale or exchange of real estate. That’s why it’s called Form 1099-S, Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions.

And now users who need to file Form 1099-S for real estate transactions they or their clients oversaw can do so with their ExpressIRSForms account! Just log in as you always would and, from the Create New Form screen, select the 1099-S option.

Form 1099-S follows the same pricing structure as our other 1099 Forms, which means you’ll be paying some of the best prices in the industry to have your 1099-S Form e-filed securely and directly with the IRS.

And, as always, if you have any questions while you’re e-filing your Form 1099-S, you can contact our customer support team and we’ll be more than happy to help! We’re available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST by phone (704-684-4751) or live chat. We also provide 24/7 assistance through email at!

So what are you waiting for? Go get started on that 1099-S!

Related Blog: Introducing Form 1099-B!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Introducing Form 1099-B!

Form 1099-B
ExpressIRSForms is proud to present Form 1099-B!

That’s right: in addition to e-filing Forms 1099-MISC, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, and 1099-R with ExpressIRSForms, you can now e-file Form 1099-B directly with the IRS!

In an effort to provide our clients with as many options for federal e-filing as possible, we’ve begun the process of expanding and adding more forms, starting with Form 1099-B, Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions.

Form 1099-B, in other words, is used by brokers or those who authorize barter exchanges to report for whom they sold
  • Stocks,
  • Commodities,
  • Regulated futures contracts,
  • Foreign currency contracts,
  • Forward contracts,
  • Debt instruments,
  • Options, or
  • Securities futures contracts
for cash.

Form 1099-B is due to be sent out by payers to recipients by February 15 the year following the year the transaction took place. Copy A of Form 1099-B must be filed with the IRS by February 28/29 unless you’re filing electronically. For those e-filing, Form 1099-B is due by March 31. If any of these dates fall on a weekend or federal holiday, the due date is extended to the next business day.

ExpressIRSForms clients can now e-file Form 1099-B with the IRS! And although the deadline for recipient copies was earlier this week, we’ll still send them out for you if you opt for postal mailing before you e-file! Better late than never, right?

And don’t forget that if you have any questions during the e-filing process, we’ll be happy to help! Our customer support team is available 24/7! We offer phone (704-684-4751) and live chat support during our office hours of Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. And we offer email support round the clock at

Be sure to stay tuned with ExpressIRSForms for all the upcoming changes and new forms in store for you!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

E-Sign Form W-9

In the midst of the tax filing season, you may realize you’re missing some necessary information.

Enter Form W-9!

Form W-9, the Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, allows you to legally, securely request sensitive information, like taxpayer ID numbers, you need to complete 1099s, W-2s, etc.

This form is typically used when you have a new hire or have worked with an independent contractor for the first time and need to report wages paid.

One of the easiest way to complete your W-9 Forms and get that much closer to having your IRS filing done is to complete and e-sign them through ExpressIRSForms!

E-Sign Form W-9 with ExpressIRSForms
ExpressIRSForms offers safe, secure e-signing of Form W-9 right from your EIF account!

First, create or log into your account. Next, you’ll see your Dashboard and the big, orange “Start New Form” button. Click that and you’ll see this pop-up:

Click the "Start Now!" button in the W-9 Form section, circled in green above. From there, you'll enter your payer details before coming to the request screen:

Here, you can request one or more W-9 Forms be completed by filing out the names and e-mail addresses of the payees you need to complete them. You can add them individually or add them from existing contents in your address book.

You may also notice the notification preference link. Click it to set your notification settings in this pop-up:

You can decide if you’d like to be notified by email each time a recipient signs or if you’d like one summary email each day. You can also have your recipients’ information added to your address book for faster e-filing later!

Once your requests are in order, click the “Send Request” button. Another pop-up will come up:

We already have a pre-loaded message explaining to your recipients why you’re requesting their signature, but you can take this opportunity to make any adjustments you see fit. Once it looks up to snuff, press that “Send Request” button.

Since e-signing Form W-9 is free with ExpressIRSForms, there’s no need to enter your credit card details, so you’re taken back to your Dashboard once you send off your requests. From the Form W-9 tab that automatically comes up, you can see the status of the W-9s you’ve requested as well as re-send or cancel the W-9.

If you have any questions about Form W-9 or the e-signing process, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team. That’s what we’re here for! We’re available by phone (704-684-4751) and live chat Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. We also provide 24/7 email assistance through

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Coming Soon to ExpressIRSForms: The 94x Series!

E-File Federal 94x Forms
You’ve asked, and we’re about to deliver!

The 94x Series, a set of IRS forms most all employers are required to file, will be making its debut on ExpressIRSForms this year. Soon, you’ll be able to take care of your annual and quarterly tax filing with your favorite e-file provider!

So just what are these new forms we’ll be offering? Read on, and we’ll tell ya!

Form 940

Form 940 is what employers use to report annual Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax. Employers who paid wages of $1500 or more to employees in any calendar quarter during 2015 or 2016 needs to file Form 940 and pay FUTA tax. FUTA tax is used to pay for unemployment compensation to workers who have lost their jobs, but it is not collected or deducted from employee wages.

Form 940 is due January 31 every year, unless you’ve paid off your FUTA tax in full, in which case it’s due February 10.

Form 941

Form 941 is a quarterly report employers use to indicate income, social security, and Medicare taxes withheld from employees’ wages. Employers also use Form 941 to pay their portion of social security or Medicare taxes quarterly. The deadlines for Form 941 are as follows:
  • First quarter (Jan-Mar), April 30
  • Second quarter (Apr-Jun), July 31
  • Third quarter (Jul-Sept), October 31
  • Fourth quarter (Oct-Dec), January 31

Form 943

A pretty specific form, Form 943 is the Employer’s Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees. If employers paid wages to one or more farmworkers during the calendar year, they must report Form 943 by the following January 31. The wages the employers paid to their farmworkers must have been subject to social security and Medicare taxes or federal income tax withholding to file Form 943.

Form 944

Form 944 is known as the Employer’s Annual Federal Tax Return. This form is for the smallest of employers. Basically, you have to be so small, it’s not worth it to the IRS for you to send in four 941 Forms per year. This typically applies to those whose annual liability for social security, Medicare, and withheld federal income taxes is $1000 or less.

Coming Soon!

Form 941 will be available in the upcoming weeks so ExpressIRSForms clients can use their accounts to e-file Form 941 in time for the first quarter deadline on April 30. The other 940 Forms mentioned here (and maybe a few others?) will be available within a few months. Of course, you’ll hear it here first when they’re ready, so be sure to check back regularly!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Today is the Last Day to E-file These Information Returns!

Heads up, information return filers!

In case you haven’t heard, today’s a pretty big deadline for 1099 and W-2 filers.

W-2 Forms
As we mentioned a time or two before, the filing deadline for all W-2 Forms for the 2016 tax year is January 31, 2017. This means:
  • W-2 Forms to your recipients must be postmarked and sent today.
  • W-2 Forms to be filed with the Social Security Administration need to be filed on paper or electronically today.
If you still need to get started, there’s no time to waste. Read on to see how ExpressIRSForms can help!

1099 Forms
1099 Form filers who haven’t begun filing for the 2016 tax year yet may be in slightly less dire straits - if they fall in the right categories. Regardless of the 1099, you need to file or what you need to report on it, the recipient copies must be mailed out today, January 31, 2017.

And if you need to file Form 1099-MISC to report nonemployee compensation in box 7, you must file Copy A of Form 1099-MISC with the IRS today. You may also be required to file a copy of this form with your state today as well.

E-filing with ExpressIRSForms
ExpressIRSForms is the perfect place for last-minute filing. Not only do we begin the IRS e-filing process as soon as you hit transmit (ensuring you that pre-11:59 p.m. timestamp that marks your return on time), we’ll also print, stamp, and mail your recipient copies!

Now, we can only guarantee your recipient copies go out today if you get them in by 11:00 a.m. EST today. But we are pulling extra hours to provide the support you need so get them in as soon as you can anyway.

Speaking of support, if you have any questions as we get down to the wire, we’re here and we’re open late. Give us a call at (704) 684-4751 or send us a live chat and we’ll do our best to help you get everything filed on time. And, as always, you can also send us an email to and we’ll make sure you get a speedy response!

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