FileYourTaxes.com Recommends Taxpayers File an Extension
Due to IRS processing delays in the current filing season, FileYourTaxes.com strongly recommends that all taxpayers, especially those with balance returns file an extension.
Balance Due Taxpayer Instructions
If you have a balance due return and will pay electronically, FileYourTaxes.com recommends that taxpayers make their tax payment with an extension rather than making it with the tax return. Then, on the personal income tax return, include extension payment.
If you include your payment with your Form 1040 Personal Income Tax Return and the IRS rejects your return they will also reject your payment. The IRS can reject your return for many reasons including errors in user input or other filing issues. In general, extensions have less information that can cause rejects, so it is more likely that an extension will be accepted and your payment processed.
Please be careful to include the payment only on the tax return or on the extension. If you include it on the extension, you can add the payment amount into the payments section on your tax return.
Refund Taxpayer Instructions
If you have a refund return, FileYourTaxes.com recommends filing an extension to ensure your return is timely filed.
Instructions to File an Extension
- Log into your account
- Select to start a new or to work with your 2012 return.
- Click the link in the middle panel to begin or edit an extension.
- Follow the screen prompts to complete and file your extension.