Show Your Clients How to e-file Their Extensions

You know you'll get the calls. They probably will occur early this year because many people don't quite know which day is the actual tax filing deadline (could we please go back to the old rules?). The calls will start late in the afternoon on Friday, a few may trickle in through the weekend, and then there will be more on Monday and Tuesday.

Current or former tax clients who never got around to getting their receipts (or themselves) together in time for you to prepare their tax return will call, asking if it's too late to (a) have you prepare their return in time for the deadline (remember that you have a life and answer "Yes"), or (b) if it's still possible to file an extension. Some of you will take care of the extension yourselves. But others have closed the books on this tax season, proud for getting your work done on time, you're still scrambling to prepare your own tax return or help a family member with their tax issues. For those of you who don't want to deal with those last minute extensions, send a link to Need an Extension to File Your Taxes? e-file! and you can wipe your hands of the matter.


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Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.

Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.

Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.

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