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IRS Form 4868: Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return

Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 is for individual or joint taxpayers to apply for an additional 6 months to file IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR or 1040-SS.

You do not need to explain why you are asking for the extension, but you are required to accurately estimate your 2016 tax liability and file IRS Form 4868 by the due date of your return.

Note: You still need to pay any tax due by the original IRS deadline; the Form 4868 extension does not extend the time to pay.

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Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 Due Date

Personal Tax Extensions due on April 18, 2017. Form 4868 will extend the filing deadline to October 16, 2017.

What you Need to E-file IRS Form 4868

Gather the personal information the IRS needs for you to file a Form 4868, including your full name, address, and social security number. If you're filing jointly, you'll need the same information for your spouse and make sure it matches what the IRS has on record. You can verify your information with the IRS by calling 1-800-829-1040

Steps to E-file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868

Create your Free ExpressExtension account and click "Create Personal Tax Extension" from your account Dashboard. If you owe taxes, you'll need to estimate your total income tax payment for the filing year. You can use your prior year tax situation as a reference, but give the most accurate approximation as possible.

When you have everything ready, our step-by-step instructions will help you complete IRS Form 4868 online, and we'll do the rest. Make sure your information is entered correctly and accurately, no reason to get rejected over something silly!

What Happens When You E-file Form 4868 with ExpressExtension

Your IRS Form 4868 gets reviewed for any errors and is transmitted securely through our IRS-authorized, e-filing network.

Depending on the filing capacity, the IRS could get back with you within the hour. Our email notifications will keep you updated on your filing status. If your IRS Form 4868 gets rejected, we immediately point out the issue and allow you to correct any mistakes and retransmit for free. No worries, our forms are simple for quick approvals!

Late Filing Penalty

The penalty for filing late is 5% of the unpaid taxes for each month or part of the month your return is late, and includes up to 25% of your unpaid tax. If the return is more than 60 days late, the minimum penalty is $135 or 100% of the unpaid tax, whichever is smaller.


Failure-to-file penalties typically cost more than failure-to-pay penalties, so if you need more filing time, you can e-file your tax extension in minutes with ExpressExtension. To e-file IRS Form 4868, click the "Start Now" button.

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