Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Need More Time To File Your Taxes? Get A Deadline Extension.

IRS Form 4868 tax deadline extension
The dreaded April, 15 tax deadline, will be here before you know it.

Don’t let it sneak up on you. In fact, go ahead and tell the IRS when you’re going to pay your taxes.

That’s right. By filing a Form 4868 tax extension, you can get an automatic personal tax deadline extension.

If you’ve misplaced any forms or information, or you’re just too busy to do your taxes, a tax extension Form 4868 can be invaluable.

Let’s cover the basics of Form 4868.

What is Form 4868 and how does it work?

The Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S Individual Income Tax Return, better known as IRS Form 4868 extends the deadline of the income tax return as far as six-months (October 15, 2020).

Form 4868 is only for individual taxpayers, but businesses can file Form 7004, which has a similar effect.

You will not need to explain why you need a tax extension, but you will need to estimate your tax liability on the Form.

What information do you need to file Form 4868?

  • Full name, address, & social security number.
  • If you're filing jointly, you'll need the same information for your spouse.
  • Total tax liability & Payment for 2019.
  • Balance due if any.

How do you request a tax extension?

Paper File Form 4868

If you’re feeling like going old-school (and brave enough to risk making mistakes), find yourself a paper copy of Form 4868 (the easiest way is to print it) and fill out all the information. You will need to include a copy of last year’s tax return to verify the information you put down.

E-File Form 4868

Alternatively, you can do things the easy way and file Form 4868 from your computer through They’ll guide you through the e-filing process and help you be more accurate. The whole process only takes a couple of minutes.

ExpressExtension website for IRS Form 4868 tax deadline extension

Interested in getting a tax extension?

Once again, may we recommend It’s super easy, super convenient, super accurate, and super affordable. File your Form 4868 today!

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