The due date to file IRS Form 1040 is May 17, 2021.
Need more time? Apply for a 1040 extension Now.

Form 1040 Extension: Individual
Income Tax Extension

File Form 4868 and get up to a 6-month extension of time
to file your Form 1040.

Your extended deadline will be
October 15, 2021,
if your extension is approved.

What is Form 1040?

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Form 1040 is used by the taxpayers in the U.S to file an annual income tax return.

By filing they can calculate the total amount of taxable income for the current year and how much amount needs to be paid or refunded by the government.

When is the due date to file Form 1040 with the IRS?

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The Actual due date to file Form 1040 is
April 15.

The IRS has recently extended the deadline from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021.

Therefore, you need to file IRS Form 1040 by May 17, 2021. If you still need an additional time up to October 15th, then file your 1040 extension Form 4868 Now.

Who all are required to File Form 4868?

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1040 extension Form 4868 can be filed by any U.S Individual who needs additional time to file their personal tax return like Form 1040, 1040-SR, 1040-NR, 1040-NR-EZ, 1040-PR, or 1040-SS.

Form 4868 is also Applicable for

  • 1099 Independent Contractors
  • Sole Proprietorships (Schedule C)
  • Single-Member LLCs

Note: The 1040 extension only extends time to file your return is not an extension of time to pay your taxes.

When is the due date to File 2020 Personal Tax Extension?

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The personal tax extension Form 4868 due date is the same as the Personal Tax return deadline (May 17, 2021).

Need more time to file 1040?
Apply for an Extension Now

How to File IRS Form 1040 Extension?

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You can File Form 4868 extension either by paper or electronic method. But the most significant way to file your Form 4868 is electronic. IRS also suggests filers to electronically file Form 4868 for quick processing and to get instant approval.

Benefits of Filing IRS Form 4868 Electronically:

  • Quick and Easy Filing
  • Instant IRS Approval
  • Automatic Extension
  • Know the filing status instantly
  • Save your time
  • Avoid the last-minute hassle
  • No explanation required by the IRS

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Why should you choose ExpressExtension to File 1040 Extension?

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  • IRS Authorized E-File Provider
  • Cloud-based software
  • File from any Device
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  • Instant Notifications about your Filing Status
  • Re-transmit rejected returns for FREE
  • Volume-based pricing discounts for Tax Professionals
  • No explanation required by the IRS

Get started now with ExpressExtension and apply for Personal tax extension Form 4868 conveniently from anywhere at any time. Our cloud based software reduces the burden of software downloads or installations.

How to E-File 1040 Extension using ExpressExtension?

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It's a very simple and quick process. Just follow the below steps:

  • Create an account or just sign in using Expressextension account
  • Choose the Extension type (whether you are filing individually or joint)
  • Enter Personal Details such as Your Name, Address, SSN
  • Enter payment details of your 2020 tax year if you owe any taxes
  • Review Your Extension form
  • Transmit your Form 4868 to the IRS

Request for a Form 4868 extension and extend your personal tax filing deadline.
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How Do I Know My extension status?

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Once you file your 4868 Extension, you will automatically receive an Email regarding your filing status to your registered email id. Also, during the filing, you can opt to receive status updates via phone or fax. Request an Extension Now

What if my 1040 extension gets rejected?

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If Your 1040 extension gets rejected, You will be notified of the reason for rejection. You can then login to your account, make corrections and re-transmit it to the IRS at free of cost.

What is the cost of 1040 Extension filing?

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We charge $12.95 for Individual income tax extension filing. The pricing is very low for tax professionals. View Tax Professional Pricing

How do I pay my filing fee?

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How do I pay my filing fee?

You can pay your service fee by EFW or credit card.

How can I get help from your support team?

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What are the penalties for late filing
Form 1040?

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The penalty will be applied either if you have not filed your corporate tax form 1040 or the 7004 extension form.

If a corporation fails to file on time, the IRS will penalize businesses 5% of the unpaid tax for each month or part of a month the return is late, up to a maximum of 25% of the unpaid tax.

The minimum penalty for a return that is more than 60 days late is the smaller of the tax
due or $435.

The penalty will not be imposed if the corporation provides a reasonable cause for failure
to file on time.

Why ExpressExtension?

  • IRS Authorized E-File Provider
  • Quick & Easy to File
  • Instant IRS Approval
  • Automatic Extension
  • Conveniently file from any Device
  • Volume Based Pricing for Tax Pros
  • Retransmit Rejected Returns for Free
  • US Based phone, email, and chat support

How to E-File 1040 Extension?

Supported Tax Extension Forms

  • Form 7004 - Business Tax Extension
  • Form 4868 - Personal Tax Extension
  • Form 8868 - Exempt Organization Extension
  • Form 8809 - Information Return Extension

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Apply for an extension using Form 4868 and extend your deadline up to 6 months.