What could cause my tax extension to get rejected by the IRS?
You submit your tax extension form to the IRS so you have more time to finish all your forms in peace. A few weeks later, you get a nasty surprise. The IRS has rejected your tax extension form! You may wonder why it happened, or why they’re able to do that in the first place. Well, unfortunately for you, they can, and sometimes do. However, there are a limited number of reasons why the IRS would reject your tax extension form.
While the tax extension form is very short, it’s still possible to make mistakes on it. A few misspellings or some switched numbers can lead to a big disaster. Take extra care that everything on the tax extension form is correct. It shouldn’t take long as there isn’t much to the form in the first place! Filing for a tax extension is considered “automatic.” This means that if everything on your tax extension form is accurate the IRS will grant you an extension.
Make sure to file early on in the tax season so if there are any errors you have time to catch them!
Have you changed your name lately? Did you forget to update your address? If your personal information doesn’t match up to the info the IRS has on record, this can cause a problem as well. Try to keep your records up to date so when you file for a tax extension you don’t run across any problems. If you get rejected, find out what the problem is and take steps to correct it. You might have just forgotten to inform the IRS of your status change or change of address. This could lead to you having to file another tax extension form or worse, to penalties. Again, it’s better to file early in the tax season so you get the right info in on time.