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Tax preparation forms There are three ways you can request an automatic extension of time to file a U.S. individual income tax return: (1) you can electronically file Form 4868 (PDF), Application For Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Tax Return; (2) you can pay all or part of your estimated income tax due using a credit or debit card or by using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS); or (3) you can file a paper Form 4868 by mail. Tax preparation forms Tax preparation forms If you file your Form 4868 electronically you will receive an acknowledgement or confirmation number for your records and you do not need to mail in Form 4868. If you need to pay additional taxes when filing Form 4868 electronically, you may do so through the outside service provider or through e-file. You can refer to your tax software or tax professional for ways to file electronically using e-file services. Several companies offer free filing of Form 4868 through the Free File program that you can access on the IRS.gov website. If you wish to file electronically, be sure to have a copy of last year's tax return. You will be asked to provide the adjusted gross income (AGI) from the return for taxpayer verification. Tax preparation forms Tax preparation forms A second way of requesting an automatic extension of time to file your individual income tax return is to pay part or your entire estimated income tax due by credit card or debit card or by using EFTPS. You may pay by phone or Internet through one of the service providers listed on Form 4868. Each service provider will charge a convenience fee based on the amount of the tax payment. At the completion of the transaction, you will receive a confirmation number for your records. Tax preparation forms Tax preparation forms Finally, you can request an automatic extension of time to file your individual income tax return by completing paper Form 4868 and mailing it to the appropriate address provided on the form. Tax preparation forms Tax preparation forms Please be aware that an extension of time to file is NOT an extension of time to pay.
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Optional expedited process for section 501 (c)(4) applications (120 days old as of May 28, 2013)

An optional expedited process is available for certain Section 501(c)(4) applicants. If your organization’s application has been pending for more than 120 days as of May 28, 2013, and your organization’s activities involve possible political campaign intervention or issue advocacy, you may receive a Letter 5228, Application Notification of Expedited 501(c)(4) Option.

As of December 23, 2013, this optional, expedited processing is being offered to all Section 501(c)(4) applicants whose applications indicate that the organization may be involved in political campaign intervention or in providing private benefit to a political party and that otherwise do not present any issue with regard to exempt status.

This webpage is for organizations who were eligible for the original optional expedited process. If you are eligible for the expanded optional expedited process offered on December 23, 2013, see additional information.

If you receive Letter 5228

You will be able to self-certify your organization if you represent to the following:

  • Your organization devotes 60% or more of both spending and time to activities that promote social welfare as defined by Section 501(c)(4).
  • Your organization devotes less than 40% of both spending and time to political campaign intervention.
  • Your organization ensures the above thresholds apply for past, current and future activities.

Self-certify your organization

Please review Letter 5228 and follow the instructions. Sign and return pages 4-5 within 45 days from the date of your letter. IRS will send you a favorable determination letter within two weeks after we receive your signed representations.

If you think you should have received a letter

If you did not receive Letter 5228 but believe your organization is eligible for the expedited 501(c)(4) option because your case was older than 120 days old as of May 28, 2013 and involved the issues discussed above, you should make sure you meet the eligibility criteria listed in Letter 5228, then call 877-829-5500.

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Tax preparation forms  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tax preparation forms Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Tax preparation forms You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Tax preparation forms Introduction This publication discusses the tax treatment of distributions you receive from pension and annuity plans and also shows you how to report the income on your federal income tax return. Tax preparation forms How these distributions are taxed depends on whether they are periodic payments (amounts received as an annuity) that are paid at regular intervals over several years or nonperiodic payments (amounts not received as an annuity). 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