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proof of extension accepted

irs is stating we did not file an extension. how do i get proof we did and it was accepted?

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Level 15

proof of extension accepted

You can get a free transcript online of your Record of Account which will shown the date the extension was received by the IRS. -


Or you can complete, mail or fax a Form 4506-T to get this transcript type -


Or you can go to the following TurboTax website for the status of the e-filed extension -

Level 15

proof of extension accepted

If the IRS says that you did not file a request for extension, it's unlikely to appear in your account transcript since the IRS is looking at the same transcript.  If the transcript of your account record does not show receipt of a timely filed request for extension, one way that you might be able to establish that you actually filed one would be if you had a USPS receipt documenting the mailing of Form 4868.  If you used IRS DirectPay, you might be able to substantiate the request for extension with a bank statement showing the debit of the payment from the account.


If you file as married filing jointly, also check your spouse's account transcript in case the IRS failed to look at that.

Level 15

proof of extension accepted

Is the IRS saying that you did not file an extension, or that you did not pay your estimated tax when you asked for an extension?  An extension does not give you extra time to pay your tax due; you are supposed to pay your estimated tax due by the April filing deadline.  The extension only gives you extra time to prepare your documents and file the Form 1040.  Do you have bank or credit card records to show that you paid by April 15?

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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