Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Your First Quarter Taxes Are Due Soon!

Ahoy there, ExpressIRSForms readers!

You may have noticed we’ve been a little scarce lately…that’s because we’ve consolidated some things around the office and are now officially back full-time as ExpressTaxFilings! Those of you who’ve been with us for a while may remember when we made the switch from ExpressTaxFilings to ExpressIRSForms about a year and a half ago. Well, in order to streamline our e-filing services (and so as not to get e-filers confused with the actual IRS’s e-filing system), we’ve reworked ExpressTaxFilings to be better than ever!

Don’t worry: you can still visit us here and even log into your account from, but for official purposes, everything will operate under the name ExpressTaxFilings from now on. Of course, we’ll be popping back over here every now and again to bring you the e-filing information you need to stay compliant with the IRS! Liiike…

Form 941 - to report your 2017 first quarter taxes - is due soon!

And it’s in just under a week, to be exact: the deadline is May 1, 2017.

If this isn’t your first 941 rodeo, you’re probably aware of the rule that the 941 deadline for each quarter is the last day of the month after the quarter ends. Technically, this means Form 941 for the first quarter should be due April 30, but since that day falls on a Sunday this year, the IRS gives you until Monday (May 1) to get everything filed.

Even with all our changes, you can still e-file Form 941 with your ExpressIRSForms (turned ExpressTaxFilings) account! And everything’s just a fast and simple as ever. Of course, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call; we’re still here at (704) 684-4751 and via live chat and email at!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Not Ready to File Your 1040? Get an Extension!

Okay, everyone, today’s the day! It’s Tax Day 2017, the deadline to have your 2016 personal tax return filed with the IRS.


If you’re not ready to file, you still have options. Well, one option. Hmm, unless you decide to go rogue and not do anything. Okay, well, you have one legal option that doesn’t end in you owing lots of money in fines to the IRS. And that option is: Form 4868!

Form 4868, a.k.a. the Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return is just that: an application you can use to get an automatic six extra months to file your individual or joint tax return. It’s very easy to fill out; all you have to do is provide your basic taxpayer information (name, address, SSN) and an estimate of the taxes you owe or will receive as a refund. That’s it - you don’t even need to have a reason for why you need more time to file.

Keep in mind that if you’re filing a joint personal tax return, you can still use Form 4868, but you will need your spouse’s taxpayer information (name and SSN as it appears with the IRS) as well. You’ll also want to keep in mind that Form 4868 only extends the amount of time you have to file your tax return forms; it doesn’t extend the deadline to pay any taxes you may owe.

Now, Form 4868 is also due today, but as you can gather from the information needed, it won’t take nearly as long as completing your 1040 Form. In fact, if you e-file it with our sister product, ExpressExtension, you’ll be done in just a few minutes and receive email confirmation of your extension from the IRS within 15 minutes to an hour!

So what are you waiting for? Stop rushing through that 1040 and take a break to go file your 4868 application form. Then, you’ll be able to come back to your tax return anytime between now and October and finish it when you can give it the attention it deserves. Because goodness knows the IRS isn’t crazy about incorrectly completed or filed returns.

If you have any questions about getting started with ExpressExtension, give us a call and we’ll connect you with one of the friendly EE team members, or contact them directly at (803) 514-5155.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Introducing Form 941 E-filing!

Move over Forms 1099-B and 1099-S, there’s a new form in town, and its name is...Form 941!

That’s right: the Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return is now available to be e-filed through ExpressIRSForms, your favorite business-oriented, IRS-authorized e-filer! And just in time for the first quarter deadline at the end of this month!

And just a brief refresher for those of you still in 1099 or ACA mode: Form 941 is the document used to report income taxes, social security tax, and/or Medicare tax withheld from employee paychecks. It’s also the form you use to pay your employer portion of social security or Medicare tax. And when you e-file with ExpressIRSForms, you can transmit your forms and pay your taxes securely all in one place!

When you e-file Form 941 with ExpressIRSForms, you get access to all of the built-in features you love that make e-filing as simple and secure as possible. Just sign in, start a new 941 Form, then follow the step-by-step instructions to complete all the required fields with the correct information. Before you transmit, you’ll be given the option to pay your taxes now or pay them by check or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) later.

And, as always, your form goes through a series of built-in error checks to ensure it’s sent off as accurate as possible, nearly eliminating your chance for a form rejection.

Also, as always, when you e-file with ExpressIRSForms, you get complimentary access to our top-of-the-line, US-based customer service support team. They’re available by phone (704-684-4751), live chat (through the site), and email ( and are always ready to take your questions, in English or Spanish!

Get started with ExpressIRSForms today to see how easy filing your quarterly taxes can be!

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