Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Scary Side of Paper Filing

With Halloween just days away, it’s officially the time of the year when scary takes over. Everywhere people are getting in the spirit with horror movies, spooky decorations, and preparing to paper file their income tax returns.

And if that last one doesn’t seem like it should be a part of that list, let me be the first to tell you that it should. Yeah, yeah, people used to paper file all the time, but people also used to take photographs with corpses, so keep in mind that people are capable of doing some pretty creepy things. And also keep in mind that if you paper file, you’re taking on some of the world’s most common fears:

Fear of Failure and Rejection
Paper filers are much more likely to make an error resulting in rejection than e-filers are. Anywhere from 10 to 21% of paper returns have errors that can cause a form to be rejected by the IRS, while only about 1 in 200 electronic returns contains errors.

Fear of Commitment
When you paper file a form, you are committing: committing to spending much more time on the entire process of your return. Paper forms take longer to fill out, and you could spend weeks pining after your return once it’s been submitted before you hear back from the IRS about its status.

Fear of Long Words
If there’s one thing the internet’s good at, it’s dumbing things down. Consider e-filing an alternative to running and screaming when you come across giant, tax-y words like “accelerated depreciation,” “capital expenditure,” and “lump-sum distribution.”

Fear of the Unknown
There are a lot of unknowns when you’re paper filing. First of all, there’s the uncertainty of the postal system. And even if your return does get there, there are some forms that the IRS isn’t required to respond to you about at all. Do you really want to take that chance?

Fear of Being Alone
We totally get this one, and when you e-file with ExpressIRSForms, you don’t have to be alone. We’ve got people working around the clock to provide you with the ultimate customer service. Send us an email 24/7 at, give us a call at (704) 839-2270 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST (and longer during peak filing times!), or you can even send us a live chat through our website. Don’t find yourself hunched over your tax forms, in the dark, all by yourself this tax season -- ExpressIRSForms is here to help!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Introducing ExpressIRSForms!

Sometimes spring cleaning happens in the middle of autumn or, at least, it may seem that way. Most likely spring cleaning started happening months ago and the final product only just came to fruition. At least, that’s the case around the ExpressTaxZone office.

You see, ExpressTaxZone has been royally spring cleaned. We’ve brushed up and decluttered ExpressTaxFilings and ExpressExtension, added some new features and forms, and wrapped them all up nicely and neatly into the new program, ExpressIRSForms!

Now, instead of having to first go to to e-file your income tax extension forms, then going all the way to for your federal and state 1099 and W-2 e-filngs, you can do all this -- and more -- from one site! Just type in, hit Enter, and you’re on your way.

And, in addition to everything you could do before, we’ve got some new forms for you. We’ve added e-filing for the newly instated Affordable Care Act Information Return Forms 1094-B/C and 1095-B/C. You can get some practice with these forms by e-filing for the optional 2014 tax year absolutely free. And our program will even save your recipient information for when it’s time to e-file the required 2015 forms, saving you a lot of time and headaches in the long run.

The ease you may remember from filing with ExpressTaxZone is still a key feature in ExpressIRSForms. We’ve taken every precaution to make sure your form is filed correctly the first time so that you can get on to more important things.

So on behalf of the entire ExpressIRSForms team, we’d like to welcome you to the site. Take a look around, and if you have any questions, just contact one of us at our headquarters in Rock Hill, South Carolina; we’re happy to help! Give us a call (or send us a live chat!) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST at (704) 839-2270, or send us an email 24/7 at!

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