eFile Tax Extension Online
As the tax filing deadline looms closer each day it's hard not to find yourself in a tizzy if you haven't been able to put the time aside to prepare your tax return. Fortunately, you can electronically file a tax extension in just a couple minutes online.
File Tax Extension Form 4868 and Get 6 More Months to Prepare and File Your Tax Return.
By submitting Form 4868, (Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return) by the standard due date for filing your annual calendar year tax return (usually April 15, or just after if it falls on a weekend), you can gain 6 more months to file your tax return.
You can get an automatic six-month extension to file your federal income tax return by submitting a Form 4868 by the April 15 due date for the tax returns.
It's true — anyone can get a tax extension.
While it is true that anyone can get a tax extension, it is important to remember that it is an extension of time to file your tax return, "not an extension of time to pay any taxes due". Make sure you pay any remaining taxes owed to avoid penalties.
Tax Extension Form 4868 says “Automatic Extension” since all that is required of you is to prepare and submit Tax Form 4868 (in lieu of your income tax return) by the April 15 tax filing deadline for the IRS to automatically grant you an extension of time to file. Should there be an issue, the IRS will notify you of the problem so that you can make the correction needed and re-file for your extension. You do not need to do anything else to receive an extension of time to file your return.
Pay your taxes owed on or before April 15th
When you submit IRS Tax Form 4868, you should also submit payment for any taxes that are still owed in order to avoid interest and penalty charges such as late payment fees which will continue to accrue until all taxes due are paid in full. You can use the TurboTax tax calculator to determine your taxes owed in minutes.
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